Lindsey read one book over and over again as a kid: BLACK BEAUTY. “It told the truth about love and cruelty: that both of them live in our hearts every day. That book, more than any other, inspired me to be a writer. I wanted to write that kind of truth.”
To that end, Lindsey graduated from Hampshire College with a BA in Theatre Arts-Playwriting and moved to Austin where she started writing plays like the award winning THE MIRACLE OF WASHING DISHES. Later, she worked at the Austin Chronicle and the Austin American Statesman where she interviewed death row inmates, cops and wayward millionaires.
When she wasn’t writing, she trained as a boxer and promoted the first all women’s boxing event to raise money for Austin Rape Crisis Center.
In 2003, Clarion published her picture book SNUGGLE MOUNTAIN, named Best Children’s Book of 2004 by Bank Street College of Education. Later, PicPocket Books published SNUGGLE MOUNTAIN as an app.
Lindsey received an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010. Literary agent Erin Murphy sold her debut YA novel EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN to Joy Peskin of Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers. It was released in September 2014.