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’s first manuscript, THE LAND BETWEEN, was a long-list finalist in the 2017 Times/ Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition. She is a member of CANSCAIP and SCBWI.

In addition to writing, Linda is an avid organic gardener, DIY investor and a 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.