Linda Stewart grew up with a strong sense of faith, family and community. These elements, as well as the beauty of the island landscape, unfailingly show up in her writings. Since her first piece published in 1990, her poetry, stories, and essays have appeared in many Canadian and U.S. journals, magazines, and anthologies, including DECISION magazine, published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Besides writing, Linda enjoys playing the fiddle and has played for many ceilidhs and concerts. She has also been on stage as an actress in lead roles in a dozen community theatre productions. As a knitter, she has been featured in Threading the Needle, a documentary for Bell Media produced and directed by Louise Lalonde, with cinematographer Milleflores Clarkes.
Beautiful Sadness is the book that Linda Stewart wanted to read herself, so she wrote it. It uplifts, inspires, and wraps you like a warm hug. It was born out of her unique perspective of life in a small rural community. Linda has studied with professional Canadian screenwriters, Sharon Buckingham and Tom Shoebridge, and has written the film script for the novel.
Linda lives in Wood Islands, PEI, with her husband Brian and their precocious tuxedo cat Barney.