Lin (Linda) Edwards is an author of short stories, poems, and haibun, and is currently working on a novel and a play. She has had several stories, poems, haibun and a children’s book published, but has only recently decided to concentrate fully on writing, after retiring (more or less) from her work as an editor.
Lin’s interests include drama (especially Shakespeare), history, science, permaculture, maths, and knitting dogs. She also finds that much of what she writes turns to comedy of its own accord.
She often appears in Shakespeare plays and has so far been in Romeo and Juliet as the nurse (a play she 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. She has also appeared in many other plays with other companies and has sung and attempted to dance in variety shows (where she keeps to the back row so nobody notices). She has sung solos, and her latest mad idea is to rejoin a choir. She also likes to pop in from time to time on the local ukulele group.
Born in Stoke-on-Trent in England, Lin has lived in Australia since she was 18, and currently lives in South Australia with a menagerie of animals and birds. She was educated at the University of Sydney, where she gained a BSc in Biochemistry and Chemistry, and more recently at Griffith University, where she gained a BA in English Literature and Composition and a Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics. She thought about doing an MA in Creative Writing, did one semester, and then thought again.
Lin is currently working on short stories, a novel, and a play. She also writes theatre reviews regularly under the name Linda Edwards.
She hates having pictures taken, but has agreed to the following being placed here for all to see:
Lin may turn into a glamour-puss one day, but so far there seems little hope that this will happen soon, unless she uses her photoshop skills.