Linda Hersey was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick and now lives near Moncton. A freelance columnist and greeting card author, her articles, short stories and poetry have appeared in various Canadian and US magazines, periodicals and anthologies. She is also a three-time first place winner of the Salivan International Short Story Contest. Linda’s first book, Elsie! An Authorized Biography, was a top-ten national best seller in 1998. To date she has written seven books.