British author of children's fiction. She loved writing as a child and dreamed of being an author whilst writing secretly in her bedroom. She trained to be teacher and taught English for a number of years. She had her first book published in 1988 and continued writing novels and short stories in her summer break, until finally giving up her teaching job to fulfill her childhood dream of being a full-time author.
Ms. Newbery is a fairly prolific writer who has written quite a lot of children's books, including a few series. She writes for a variety of age groups from beginning readers to young adults. Her younger children's stories tend to be animal tales, but she has also written historical, ghostly and teen romance type books. One of her books features a pony and another a donkey. They are both for younger readers.
Linda loves cats and has owned a succession of them. Many of them have appeared as characters in her books!
She has her own website where you can find out more about her and her books and also see some pictures of her lovely cats.