Linda Browne grew up in the middle of a diverse and bustling downtown neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She decided to become a writer in grade two, after her highly derivative WIZARD OF OZ series was ‘published’ by her school’s in house press.
She graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a B.A in history, and from the University of Toronto with an M.Ed in Adult Education and a black belt in karate. Along the way, she cobbled together a living from a variety of sources while continuing to write. She’s worked as a bicycle courier, mechanic and bicycle repair instructor, an assistant for a small, independent publisher, a correspondence coordinator for the Ontario government, a church janitor, a karate instructor and a self-employed house cleaner.
Linda is currently working on a YA-crossover sci-fi fantasy that explores AI with some LitRPG elements. An excerpt from her most recent manuscript, Shadow Apprentice was longlisted for CANSCAIP’s Writing for Children Competition (2020) and her first manuscript, THE LAND BETWEEN, was longlisted for the the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition (2017). Her article, “The Murakami Method: Re-writing Long COVID,” will be published in Penizen’s Bad Artist anthology in 2023. She posts monthly children’s book reviews at Bookcase Bizarro, her website blog. She is a member of CANSCAIP, SCBWI and The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). She recently set up her own media company to indie publish her books.
In addition to writing, Linda is an avid organic gardener, DIY investor and devoted Linux user. She lives in Toronto with her partner, composer Allison Cameron, and far too many books and plants.
*Photo Credit: Geralt from Pixabay.