Linda Crosfield was born in 1948 in Nelson, BC. She lived there until she went off to join the circus (thinly disguised as Air Canada). She worked in Ottawa, Windsor, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver before moving back to the Kootenays in 1988.

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 September 1998 to September 1999. The writers recorded it for broadcast on Kootenay Co-op Radio in 2004.

A member of the Federation of BC Writers since 1993, Linda has served as regional representative, on the board, and as a member of the editorial committee for Word Works, the Fed’s quarterly journal.

Her writing has been published in Canada, New Zealand, England, and the USA.

She lives in Ootischenia (which means “valley of consolation” in Russian) at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers in South East BC where she blogs sporadically at Purple Mountain Poetry and makes handmade and limited edition books through her micro press, Nose in Book Publishing.