Hi, I’m Linda Browne.
I’m an LGBTQ+ writer of children’s fiction. I write a monthly blog, The Resilient Container, where I chronicle my (mis)adventures in food growing. (You can follow my gardens on Instagram.) I also publish a book review column and newsletter called Bookcase Bizarro.
I write mostly middle grade fiction, though I’ve been known to venture into YA as well as adult fiction/creative non-fiction. In any genre, I like finding the grey areas where stories can be told from many different points of view, as well as the silent spaces between words where what is left out can mean as much as what is written down.
I draw great inspiration from Toronto, the city where I live, and a unique geographical region in Ontario, Canada called the Land Between. It’s where the great Canadian Shield overlaps with the St. Lawrence Lowlands, a place where north and south collide. Neither one thing nor the other but a mixture of many, the land between is a place where plants, animals, people and stories meet up and merge. You can almost feel the layers of history rising up around you as you walk the land, home to many indigenous nations before the arrival of settlers and since.
If I ever travel through time, I will do it here.
My first novel, The Land Between, a middle grade time travel adventure, is set in this landscape. It was longlisted for the 2017 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition.
When I’m not writing, I’m usually busy trying to solve the following equation:
Day Job+Frugality = More Writing Time. (Solving it will take the rest of my life.) I love to read, go off on amazing adventures with my partner, Allison, and grow herbs and vegetables, in containers, on my blazing hot patio.
Resistance is fertile.
Thanks for stopping by!