HOY, Linda. British, b. 1946. Genres: Children's fiction, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Worked as shop assistant, barmaid, and civil servant; Gosforth Comprehensive School, near Sheffield, England, English teacher, 1974-83; Sheffield City Polytechnic, lecturer, 1986-89. Publications: The Alternative Assembly Book (for teachers), 1985; Emily (television play), 1985; (ed.) Poems for Peace, 1986. FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: Your Friend Rebecca (novel), 1981; The Damned (novel), 1983; Emmeline Pankhurst (biography), 1985; Kiss File JC 110 (novel), 1988; Nightmare Park, 1989; Ring of Death, 1990; Haddock 'N' Chips, 1993; United on Vacation, 1994; Nightmare Express, 1995; Dear Poltergeist, 1996. Address: c/o David Higham Associates, Ltd., 5-8 Lower John St, Golden Sq, London W1R 4HA, England.