Fiona Linday - 

              'Welcome' from a          



 Hiya! I am an author! Glad you joined me.

For nearly twenty years, I’ve supported literacy in schools and youth settings. I've also volunteered in church and health settings.

Having always told stories, I took up the challenge of recording them a few years ago, embarking on a Certificate in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. I was a member of Melton’s Writers Club before joining the ACW Southwell meeting.

I create fiction for youth in a voice that reflects their value systems but adds hope around their issues. After volunteering in a day hospice and child bereavement centre, I wrote a teen novel covering family bereavement, called, ‘Get Over It.’ It's been published by Onwards and Upwards publishers.

To go to buy the book Get Over It click  here

To buy the ebook go here:

Also, I've had some success with life writing with short story Love appearing in an American anthology Spiritual Awakenings, on Amazon.

 A family history booklet for children 

 'Great War Winners' -September 2014 Please use   my contacts page to request your copy.

  Thanks to Lancaster Uni! I've been given  Associate Membership at the Centre for  Transcultural   Writing:

  They hosted a reading  of 'the Real Me' included in the  following anthology. Get a sneak preview  

 I'm here with a short story touching on the thin veil  between this life and the next- KLiKbait Volume 2 in 'The  Real Me.'
 download here

  Mind & Soul Stories plug here 

 Special thanks go to the Society of Authors who made me a member.

 Welcome to Leicester, Dahlia Publishing

 My Picasso poem is included in a Poetry anthology. See  stories page.

Thanks go to the Society of Authors for allowing my membership.

In November 2019!Latest News

A showcase of incredible stories and poetry by local people, inspired by the work of Alan Sillitoe.

I'm reading poetry at Nottingham City Arts as part of the Words Of Wisdom event with NottIngham Trent University.
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 NOTTINGHAM EVENT- ART FOR CHANGE with Renaissance  One see above

Buy eBook short stories here:

From 2012! I was published with a mini ebook anthology of short stories for youth. It's called, 'The Heavenly Road Trip'. May launch on itunes with Apple the Amazon Kindle ebook is now out! Click below to see details


From November a line of my poetry was included in a street light installation, in Nottingham.

For light poetry from Lawrence, Lord Byron and others see


2019! Latest Publishing News! see Family Matters page

2018 has been about collecting submissions towards an anthology of poems and stories from Attenborough Arts learners. See "Family Matters" in the banner above for more details of this Arts Council funded project. The book is available to buy at Dahlia Publishing

News- 2019!

My poetry is featured here- The Studio, Nottingham Contemporary on Saturday 16th February, 11-3pm where you’ll be able to experience the Lace2Place immersive cube. Lace2Place is a heritage project with a difference - all the content has been created by the good people of Nottingham, with a little help from the School of English, University of Nottingham, and Mission Room. For more information, visit our website'

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