Linda Rigby

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Linda Rigby


Linda delights in writing children’s picture books with health and wellbeing themes that include a generous dose of fun.

Having qualifications in both Naturopathy, (Bachelor of Health Sciences) and Early Childhood Teaching, (Master of Teaching), Linda’s writing combines her health and educational knowledge with her love for picture books that capture children’s interests while promoting good health and wellbeing. Linda continues ongoing study by regularly attending workshops to keep up to date with professional learning.

Having worked in kindergarten classrooms for five years, Linda now works individually with children with disabilities, neurodivergence and delay using neuroaffirming play-based therapies. The insights Linda has gained through her work with families and young children are visible in her writing, with each book being tailored according to the children’s interests. Children are drawn to the story by following their natural interests and the health or nutritional learning is cleverly embedded within the pages. While it’s all just good fun as far as children are concerned, the stories are highly educational, and families and teachers can be assured the learning is firmly grounded in evidence-based practices. Complementary health and wellbeing tips are included at the end of every story.

Linda’s lived experience raising a daughter with muscular dystrophy included facing many challenges. Writing was squeezed in during hospital stays and while juggling medical appointments, navigating disability services, and advocating for inclusion. This experience drives her passion for advocating for children with disabilities, neurodivergence and delay, having greater visibility in picture books.

Based on the Mornington peninsula, an hour south of Melbourne, Linda enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Walking her dog, boogie boarding, pottering in her garden and cooking are some of the ways she spends her free time when she is not writing.


Kids Books, Non Fiction

Why Do You Write?

Writing captures my interests in health, wellbeing, good food and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Have you been published before?


What are you currently working on?

Self-publishing a series of picture books and a non-fiction book about promoting health in the early childhood years for young children

What are your long term goals?

To have a series of books with health and wellbeing themes.

What is your writing regime?

Being a morning person, I like to make a couple of cups of tea then get writing.