Born in North London in 1970 and brought up in Hertfordshire, Linda spent ten years in regional newspaper journalism in London and the Midlands before going freelance in 1998. She has written for the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, the Times Educational Supplement, Wanderlust and the Big Issue. She started writing fiction the same year and had a short story published in Best magazine.
She has also worked as co-ordinator of the Birmingham Bureau of Children’s Express, a learning through journalism programme for young people, has taught journalism to schoolchildren for the National Writing Academy and taught creative writing classes to adults for the Workers Educational Association.
Linda’s novels I Did A Bad Thing, 10 Reasons Not To Fall In Love, Things I Wish I’d Known and And Then It Happened were published by Headline Review. More recently, Quercus have published The Mummyfesto, The Marriage Mender, After I’ve Gone and the bestseller While My Eyes Were Closed.
Linda lives in Bingley, West Yorkshire with her husband Ian and son, Rohan.