Linda Cracknell is a writer of prose and radio drama as well as a teacher of creative writing at home and abroad. Her short story collections include Life Drawing and The Searching Glance. In 2013 a novel set on the shores of Caithness, Call of the Undertow, was published, followed in 2014 by a non-fiction essay collection about walking, Doubling Back: Ten paths trodden in memory, described as a fusion of travel writing, memoir and literary meditation. It was broadcast in abridged form as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. She is also editor of A Wilder Vein, a non-fiction anthology on the wild places of Britain and Ireland and writes regularly for the WalkHighlands online magazine. She lives in Highland Perthshire.