Linda Sacco

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Linda Sacco is a freelance writer, poet, author and teacher.

In 2010 she began publishing The Which is Your Perfect Pet? series with titles on Dog Breeds, Cat Breeds, Birds and most recently, Designer Dogs. The series provides readers with all they need to know to match their lifestyle to a specific breed of dog, cat or bird.

Her creative writing is often animal-themed. Wonderland, an ode to strange birds, was published in US literary journal Poetry Quarterly and her forthcoming project is a children’s novel called I Want a Dog! which is set at the Royal Melbourne Show’s Championship Dog Show.

Qualifications include Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing) from Victoria University and Master of Teaching (Primary) from The University of Melbourne.

Life in, and connection to, Hobsons Bay

I am a third generation Hobsons Bay resident. My paternal grandparents lived in Altona after immigrating from Malta in 1959. I grew up in Altona Meadows and attended Queen of Peace Parish Primary School and Mount St Joseph Girls’ School.

My first published work was in Around Laverton Community Newspaper in 2002.

I was awarded First Place in the Hobsons Bay Youth Services National Youth Week 2009 Creative Writing and Poetry Competition for Poetry ‘Worlds Colliding’.

Since 2013 I have worked as a literacy and numeracy tutor at Kip McGrath Education Centre (Altona Meadows) and as a Casual Relief Teacher for many primary schools in the area.



  • Dog Breeds: Which Is Your Perfect Pet? (2010, Self-published)
  • Cat Breeds: Which is Your Perfect Pet? (2012, Self-published)
  • Birds: Which is Your Perfect Pet? (2013, Self-published)
  • Designer Dogs: Which is Your Perfect Pet? (2016, Self-published)
  • I Want a Dog! (Forthcoming)


  • Books that go Bump in the Night — Good Reading Magazine (November 2003, Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd)
  • The Positive Benefits of Tutoring – Mama Mag Westside, (March 2016, Grizzle Design Pty Ltd)


  • Puddles – Three Line Poetry, (Issue 40, 2016, Prolific Press)
  • Catch – Inwood Indiana, Reaping, 2016, Prolific Press)
  • Wonderland – Poetry Quarterly Summer 2016, Prolific Press)
  • Potential – Dual Coast, Issue 3, 2016, Prolific Press)



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