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 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.