Born and brought up in Aberdeen, Linda Smith has been writing since she was ten, but it wasn’t until she was in her forties that she found her Aiberdeen Doric voice and the stories flowed. Short stories and poetry found their way into Leopard and Pushing Out the Boat and at the launch of the issue three of Pushing Out the Boat she met Maureen and Margaret from Huntly Writers. With the support and encouragement of this formidable group, she has continued to contribute to local magazines, appeared in two Huntly Writers anthologies and performed at numerous events. In 2012 she won the Toulmin Prize for her short story The Last Een and in 2013 the Connon Caup for her poem Picts.

Linda writes all the time in her head, especially when she’s out walking; or trying to keep up with her long-legged husband, Bill, on Scotland’s beautiful hills.