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Linda Strachan

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Contact: lindastrachan.info@gmail.com
Local authority: East Lothian
Languages: English
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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.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Picture books; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+