I write short stories, poems, haibun, and theatrical pieces, and I’m also currently working on a novel and a screenplay. I’ve had several stories, poems, haibun and a children’s book published, and a play and a couple of vignettes performed. I write mostly under the name Lin Edwards, but some works have been published under my full name of Linda Edwards. I only recently decided to concentrate fully on writing, after retiring (more or less) from my work as an editor and online article writer (and previous work as a technical writer).
I have lots of interests, including drama (especially Shakespeare), music, history, science, permaculture, maths, and knitting dogs. I also find that much of what I write turns to comedy of its own accord.
I’ve appeared in lots of plays, with the most recent being Shakespeare plays with the Raw Shakespeare Project. I’ve so far been in Romeo and Juliet as the nurse (a play I also directed), Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra (director), Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet. I’ve also appeared in many plays with other companies, and most recently (Nov 2017) was assistant director for the pantomime, Aladdin for the Noarlunga Theatre Company. I’ve sung and attempted to dance in variety shows (where I keep to the back row so nobody notices). I’ve sung solos, and my latest mad idea was to rejoin a choir, so I joined the Sisters of Abundance choir, and also took part in the Big Sing, when we presented Mozart’s Requiem in June 2017. I also like to pop in from time to time on the local ukulele group, and play treble recorder in a small recorder ensemble, and I’m learning clarinet.
I was born in Stoke-on-Trent in England, but I’ve lived in Australia since I was 18, and currently live in South Australia with a menagerie of animals and birds. I was educated at the University of Sydney, where I gained a BSc in Biochemistry and Chemistry, and more recently at Griffith University, where I gained a BA in English Literature and Composition and a Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics. I thought about doing an MA in Creative Writing, did one semester, and then thought again.
I’m currently working on short stories, poems, a novel, and a screenplay. I used to write theatre reviews regularly under the name Linda Edwards, but I recently gave that up.
I hate having pictures taken, but have reluctantly decided to include the following pictures for all to see:
I may turn into a glamour-puss one day, but so far there seems little hope that this will happen soon, unless I use my photoshop skills. But I am what I am.
BTW. I write under the name ‘Lin Edwards’ because when I first started submitting work there was already a published writer with my name (Linda Edwards). Losing the ‘duh’ at the end felt good.