Linda Crosfield grew up in Nelson, BC, then lived in Ottawa, Windsor, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. From 1991 to 1996 she studied creative writing at the Kootenay School of Arts in Nelson. She is one of four writers who collaborated on The Noslen Enigma, a serialized satirical sci-fi soap opera that was online from 1998 to 1999. The writers recorded it for broadcast on Kootenay Co-op Radio in 2004.
In 2009 one of her poems was long-listed for ARC Magazine’s Poem of the Year and in 2012 she was featured poet in The New Orphic Review. In 2013 she read at Nelson’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, her poem Take a Chance became a miniature accordion book by UpDown Press and Bindery in Baltimore, and Leaf Press published The Winter She Slept as one of its Leaflet productions. In 2014 one of her poems was short-listed for Room Magazine’s annual contest and in 2015 she participated in Rocking the Page, a program that involved presenting poetry online and in classrooms. In 2018 her poem Tethered, originally published in the anthology Refugium—Poems for the Pacific, was selected to travel the Vancouver area on buses and Skytrain for a year by Poetry-in-Transit.