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Linda Strachan is an award-winning author of over 70 books for all ages, from babies to adults, including the bestselling Hamish McHaggis series and The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites (Kelpies). She has written gritty crime novels for young adults and a new updated edition of her successful writing handbook Guide to Writing for Children (Writers & Artists) that has helped many new and aspiring writers find their way to publication, and beyond. Her books for schools are used all over the world.
An inspirational speaker, Linda is passionate about speaking to adults and children about writing and running workshops on all aspects of creative writing at conferences, and in libraries, universities and schools all over the UK and as far afield as Cairo and New Zealand. Linda is a patron of reading and former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland.