Linda Strachan

Linda Strachan is the award winning author of over 60 books for children. She writes for a wide range of ages from picture books like bestselling HAMISH McHAGGIS SERIES to edgy teenage novels such as the award winning SPIDER and her latest teen novel DEAD BOY TALKING. Her educational books are used in schools worldwide. She has also written a writing handbook for adults WRITING FOR CHILDREN. Linda lives in Scotland and travels widely at home and abroad. She is an inspirational speaker presenting in schools, libraries, conferences and festivals.


I was born in Edinburgh to Scottish/Italian parents I had various jobs including being a bacteriology laboratory technician, a model and running a successful business with my husband. I have three grown up children and I used to have a cat, a dog and a 14ft dinosaur called Archibald, but they all left home when the kids did. I never even considered that I could be a writer but now I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I enjoy painting and walking and I love to travel. It is a particular delight to know that my books are being read by children all over the world. I recently stepped down from the committee of the Society of Authors in Scotland and I currently represent the Society of Authors on the Literature Forum for Scotland.