Linda Scotto

Linda Scotto

Linda Scotto is from New York, New York.  Some of the places her work has previously appeared in are Oyez Review, Redivider and Bayou Magazine. She is currently at work on her first fiction novel.


Q: If you could travel back in time, which of the great writers would you like to meet and why?

A: I think I’d share a six pack with Charles Bukowski.  His work has always been my favourite.


Q: What is the first book you remember reading or having read to you as a child?

A: I don’t remember the title, ‘Sniffles’ maybe but I clearly remember the story? It was read to me as a bed time story. it was about some stuffed toy who was falling apart. It made me sob uncontrollably. So much for sweet dreams.


Q: Do you have a lucky writing talisman? If so, what is it?

A: Purple gel ink.


Q: Do you have a favourite quote? (From a book, film, song, speech…)

A: So many… but I keep going back to a quote by Jonathan Raymond. ‘What is sorrow but old joy’


Q: What is the least interesting part of writing for you?

A: Editing – it is so much less exciting than the initial process and most frustrating because every time you think it might be finished…


Q: What superpower would you like to have and why?

A: Teleportation maybe? I’m scared to fly, claustrophobic on trains, not a great driver but love to travel.