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 money nerd. She lives in Toronto with her partner, composer Allison Cameron, and far too many plants.