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Some of my books

I write books for all ages, for young children to teenage and adults. I have also written a book on writing - Writing for Children - for both aspiring and newly published authors.

While I spend quite a lot of time visiting libraries, schools and festivals talking about my books and running creative writing workshops, I do manage to find time to write, too!

You can download the free story: Hamish McHaggis and the Aberlady Gala Mystery.

Latest News:

Aye Write ‘Writing for children’ 20th April 2015

I’ll be at the lovely Mitchell library in Glasgow on Monday 20th April 2-4pm for an event on writing for children.

Writing for Children

20th Apr 2015  •  2:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Library

Children’s author Linda Strachan gives an expert insight into writing for children.

buy tickets from our box office on 0141 353 8000

or online

Lovely letters from Cardenden primary School in Fife

I had a lovely time at Cardenden Primary School in January and these arrived in the post this week!  Lots of great Hamish McHaggis  work going on there!

Cardenden PS letters

Book Week Scotland

I had a lovely time last week when I was up in Aberdeenshire for Book Week Scotland.  I visited Strachan Primary (had to remember to call it STRAWN!) and spoke to both composite classes there. The little ones (Mainly P2) were all very keen on Hamish McHaggis!

Hamish McHaggis and the Lost Prince gordon gets even I spoke to the older class P4-7 about Greyfriars Bobby and of course Hamish got a wee look in, too! I read  Gordon Gets Even which they enjoyed and  led to a bit of a chat about bullying.

The next day I visited Portlethen Primary school P1 P1/2 and P2 and then off to Bervie Primary school.  It was a busy day!  the following day I visited Mearns community library and a class from Laurencekirk Primary came along to hear all about Hamish and this great picture was drawn by Paige (Thank you Paige it is lovely!)


Later that morning I spoke to a class from Mearns Academy, S2, about Spider and my other YA novels.  Lots of interesting questions but sadly, as often happens we ran out of time!

Many thanks to the lovely librarians and teachers who helped organise these events and the Jules and Forbes for your kind hospitality in Strachan.


Always a pleasure to visit Aberdeenshire, and I’m planning another wee tour in the area, a bit further north, in March 2015.