Linda Strachan

Linda Strachan

Chair of Society of Authors in Scotland

Linda Strachan is the award winning author of over 60 books. She writes for all ages from gritty crime novels for young adults, including the award winning Spider, to her best selling Hamish McHaggis series of picture books. Her book Writing for Children has encouraged many aspiring and newly published children's writers.

An inspirational speaker, Linda has appeared at events and festivals speaking to children and adults about her books and writing. She frequently visits schools and libraries all over the UK and internationally, including a tour of schools with the New Zealand Book Council. A Patron of Reading, she has helped to inspire thousands of young people through her author visits and writing workshops.

Linda has had a long association with the Society of Authors in Scotland, having previously represented SoAiS as vice-chair of the Literature Forum for Scotland (now the Literature Alliance).