Linda Scheller is a poet, playwright, actor, and teacher living in California's Central Valley. Her writing has been widely published in journals and anthologies including Notre Dame Review, Seattle Review, Poem, The Distillery, and More Than Soil, More Than Sky. As a founding board member of the Modesto Stanislaus Poetry Center, she teaches poetry workshops and promotes poetry in the region. She is an active member of the Modesto Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. In 2017, FutureCycle Press published her book of research-based persona poetry, Fierce Light.