Linda Hansen is an author, performer and storyteller. Her childhood was spent in rural Tauranga but she has lived and worked as a writer and tertiary teacher of writing in Wellington for most of her life. She has a Masters in Communication from VUW. In addition to her published books, Linda has had a number of articles and short stories published in Historicool children's magazine, and in Global Focus Aotearoa. When not writing, she spends her time as a travellng storyteller, sharing tales and talking about the original hero of her 2014 book, Archie Baxter, WW1 conscientious objector and father of James K. Baxter.