Linda Joyce Ott


Linda Joyce Ott is the author of the dystopian novel "The Naked Law" & the book of short stories "Open Wounds, Secret Obsessions". She is also an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist working in photography, painting, collage and assemblage. Linda lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Linda honed her creative writing over the course of a successful career as a writer, editor and communications consultant. She has an Hons BA in English from McMaster University. Mentored by the late Paul Quarrington, she earned a Certificate in Creative Writing from The Humber School for Writers. Linda also took part in a workshop with Isabel Huggan at The Humber School for Writers.

More about Linda's Photography & Art is available on her website: and on her blog:

To accompany exhibitions of her photographic work, Linda has published ten photo art portfolios: All Dolled Up; Auto Parts; Hard Core: Hornby Island Rocks; Hood Ornaments; Mexico Obscura; Orchidaceous!; Strands of Time; The Earth Laughs in Flowers, Transcending Time and Tree Totems. All are published through

Where to find Linda Joyce Ott online


The Naked Law
Price: Free! Words: 50,390. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Before you die, you must divest yourself of all your worldly goods. That is “The Naked Law” of a new world order. But if you keep telling stories, or if you keep making art, you may delay “The Final Reckoning”. This dystopian novel uses a blog format and a chorus of voices to deal with contemporary issues including climate change, clutter and hoarding, living simply, creativity, death and dying.
Open Wounds, Secret Obsessions
Price: Free! Words: 24,640. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This remarkable collection of fourteen short stories introduces a powerful new voice in literary fiction. In each of these compelling narratives, Canadian author Linda Joyce Ott creates a deceptively smooth surface where ogres and monsters lurk below. Her characters mysteriously pass from normalcy into serious obsession, if not madness, and the reader is never quite able to say when this happens.