Meet Linda Street-Ely

Linda Street-Ely is an author, playwright, publisher, and pilot. She has four children and eight grandchildren. She lives in Texas with her husband, Mike Ely, and their adorable rescue dogs, Abby and Hilda. She enjoys inverted flight, vegan ice cream, fascinating characters, and traveling the world.

Linda Street-Ely

Linda holds Airline Transport Pilot and commercial seaplane certificates, with a tailwheel endorsement. She and Mike raced their five-time national champion race plane, a Grumman Cheetah, dubbed “The Elyminator.” It is said in aviation circles to be the fastest Cheetah in the known universe.

Her current releases include:

When We Move to Heaven, a testimony of God’s love for each of us, even in the midst of tragedy; and

Cowlick, a playful children’s story that teaches us to value the differences in ourselves and others.

Ely Air Lines-Select Stories from 10 Years of a Weekly Column, Volumes 1 and 2. This is a collection of 100 stories of people, places, and adventures in aviation, written for pilots and non-pilots alike. 

Linda is also a contributing author to Faith Like A Mustard Seed, with her story, “Talia,” which won first place in the contest for this anthology. “Talia” is a story of loss and love, published in the Writers on the Storm Storming The Short Story anthology 2017.

Her story, “The Memories Room” also won first place in the contest for the anthology Texas Tales: Short Stories, volume 2, published by Houston Writers House.

Linda and Mike continue to co-author Ely Air Lines, a weekly column in the Liberty Gazette newspaper in Liberty, Texas.


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When We Move to Heaven-CoverWhen We Move to Heaven:

 A Family Love Story

 What would you do if the unthinkable happened?

 A true story of faith, love, family, tragedy, grace and God.

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Ely Air Lines: Select Stories from 10 Years of a Weekly Column

Volumes 1 and 2

100 short stories curated from the first 10 years of the Ely Air Lines newspaper column.

 Flying stories of people, places, and adventures, written for pilots and the non-flying general public alike.

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Other Publications

“Ely Air Lines.” An aviation column written for the general non-flying public to promote aviation and the value of community airports. Published weekly in the Liberty Gazette and online at

Tango Seventy-Eight.” A video production for promotion of the Liberty Municipal Airport and general aviation.

Numerous aviation related press releases and articles, since 2007 published in various media outlets. Example:

DC-3 Plane in HangerDC-3 photo by Linda Street-Ely. The ungreased steel of hangar doors screech their wake-up call rousing the faithful bird from her nest. Sunbeams cast upon the most dependable workhorse in aviation history as the day dawns virgin, its story to be written by thousands of choices yet unknown. Her hours of service fill pilot logbooks, winging them to adventures each entry signifies. The rising hangar door seems to birth the day’s opportunity, filled with promise, filled with wonder, a new line in a logbook: how will we write the day?

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