Linda Michel-Cassidy is a writer, critic, and editor. She works for the literary reading series, Why There Are Words, in Sausalito, CA, where she conducts author interviews and hobnobs with independent presses. She teaches workshops in experimental prose, flash fiction, and various writing techniques, and conducts The Eight Books That Made Me podcast for the Mill Valley, CA Library. She is a contributing editor at Entropy Magazine, where she runs the podcast review column and co-edits Trumpwatch. She is/has been a reader for several journals and small presses, and has edited for three anthologies.

Michel-Cassidy holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and another, in visual arts, from the California College of the Arts. She has an editor's certificate from University of California, Berkeley and has attended residencies at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Breadloaf, and Tin House. She attended the NY State Summer Writer's Conference on scholarship, and won the resident writer award at the Taos Summer Writers' Conference, also attending on scholarship. 

Michel-Cassidy is at work on a collection of vignettes, a novel, and reading. Always reading. She is also a metalsmith and installation artist, when time and mood permit. She lives on a houseboat in northern California.