Linda Beckett lives in a village with her husband, Rob, in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. Inspired by tales of woodland animals told to her by her father as a child, Arty the Bear was created. Linda attained an Honours Degree in Psychology with the Open University and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society. With her background, Linda is well aware of the importance of tackling mental health issues in children at a young age, and this is why she wrote this book. Linda has two sons and enjoys travelling.