Linda Trice was born and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY. She received an undergraduate degree from Howard University in Washington, DC, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She also holds a Ph.D. in Black Studies and is a member of Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society in social studies. She was a Fellow at the following artist colonies: Millay, Alfred, Hambidge and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Before making writing her full-time career, Linda taught lower grades in public schools in New York City, Connecticut and Washington, DC. On the college level, she taught undergraduate, graduate and adult education courses and workshops in writing and Black Studies. She was a columnist and book reviewer for Comcast, The Hartford Courant, QBR Kids, Black Enterprise, The Bulletin of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and other periodicals.
Linda won the Pewter Plate Award from Highlights for Children for her profile of Harlem Renaissance painter Jacob Lawrence, was Highlights Foundation's Eve Bunting Fellow and won several awards from The National League of American Pen Women and other organizations. She was profiled in Cobblestone Publishing's Footsteps Magazine in "African American Women Authors" and is listed in Poets & Writers' Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers.
Linda is a member of the Authors Guild, The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Children's and Young Adult Book Authors Committee of PEN, American Center.