Linda Strachan is the author of over 60 books. She writes for a wide range of ages from picture books to Young Adult novels. These include the bestselling Hamish McHaggis series and award-winning Spider (Strident, 2008), Dead Boy Talking (Strident, 2010) and Don't Judge Me (Strident, 2012). Her educational books are used in schools worldwide. Linda is a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland and an experienced creative writing tutor. Her website is www.lindastrachan.com.
An essential read for everyone interested in the art, craft and business of writing. * Malorie Blackman * Linda Strachan is one of those authors who not only nails it on the page, but is also a master at explaining how and why she writes what she writes. * Philip Ardagh * This book contains everything you need to know. -- (review of the previous edition) * Celia Rees, former Chair of the Children's Writers & Illustrators Group of the Society of Authors * The advice in this book is utterly invaluable. -- (review of the previous edition) * Nicola Morgan, current Chair of the Children's Writers and Illustrators Group committee of the Society of Authors, a former chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland, and an Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland *