Fiona Linday - 

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So, for twenty years, I supported literacy in schools and youth settings. I 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.

Thanks to Lancaster Uni! I was 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

  Thanks to Mind & Soul Stories for having me.

 Special thanks go to the Society of Authors who made me a member and the National Association of Writers in Education.

 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!

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

I read poetry at Nottingham City Arts as part of the Words Of Wisdom event with NottIngham Trent University.

Picture book collaborations- Dummies
Sofias Swan & Felcity Frog  see Picture Book page
For more details of picture books please go to Picture Book page. 

Poetry: The Last Post- Turning a New Leaf
I attended my first festival! Yay! Thanks to Nottm City Arts for their inspiration and Edgehill University for hosting my poetry at the Wow! Festival.

Prose nonfiction I'm excited for my family tale about Cotgrave is in ' Coal in the Blood-An East Midlands Coalmining Anthology' by NatalieBraber & David Amos due for publication by Five Leaves Books, Nottingham in Autumn, 2021.
 Listen to a first Christmas poem

 here at 3 Minute Santa poetry with Hannah's Bookshelf, Manchester     FM RADIO  go to 15 MINUTES in, please.  

         Some Seasonal Short Radio broadcast listen here to Reflections-God's the same today tomorrow and forever

The Lammas Special on Saturday 29th July at 2-4pm, on 106.6FM and online. The broadcast details (including the link to listen online) are here:

  Now I'm drafting picture books & coaching. As a creative mentor I get to work with children & young people. It's great! 

My short story about Ukraine was added to  Leicester's 10th Annual  Human Rights Festival site on Youtube.

 "Love Hopes for The Best": a short story, by Fiona Linday - YouTube

Jo 'Starting Or' an ideal ant

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 

2016! 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! 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 was featured here- The Studio, Nottingham Contemporary on Saturday 16th February, 11-3pm where you’ll be able to experience the Lace2Place immersive cube. Lace2Place was 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'

Hear the Delicately Laced Fingerprint poem, thanks to Nottm City Arts here- 

2021! LEICESTER Workshop news

Over 20 writers joined me online & in-person for some Making Our World Better creative writing workshops

celebrating our natural environment, and emerging out of lock-down. Go to the MOWB Project page to show your interest, please. Let's discuss and write out our recovery!

For a copy of 2021 'Count Our Blessings' go to Collection pageShort stories and poetry to lift your spirits.

Out Now-a community anthology- 'Making Our World Better'
see page 3

  This Remembrance Day I was interviewed on North Manchester FM RADIO by Hannah Kate on Saturday 11th November '23 @ Hannah's Bookshelf.

    Thanks,Listen later is available here.Mixcloud

 1st May I'm reading my mini memoirs stories with a workshop on life writing. Join me at Central Library, Nottingham here

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