Linda Scheller is a California Central Valley poet, playwright, book reviewer, and writing teacher. Her work has been published in Notre Dame Review, Slipstream, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Poetry East, Sugar House Review, Plays, Seattle Review, Teach. Write., Connecticut River Review, Poem, Wisconsin Review, Colorado Review, and More Than Soil, More Than Sky, among numerous other journals and anthologies. Vice-President and founding board member of Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center, she oversees membership and facilitates writing workshops, book discussions, literary events, and community projects. As a volunteer programmer for KCBP radio, she co-hosts and produces "Arts of the San Joaquin Valley" and "Women of the Valley." She's the reading curator and host of the Poets Corner at Great Valley Bookfest 2023. Ms. Scheller's poetry has been featured at readings in San Francisco, Monterey, Fresno, Sacramento, Pacific Grove, Davis, Merced, Sonora, Diamond Point, and Hot Springs, Arkansas. In 2017, FutureCycle Press published her book of research-based, award-winning poetry, Fierce Light. Her second book of poetry, Wind & Children, was published in June 2022 by Main Street Rag.