“When I speak to a gathering of any size, I like them
to leave with their hearts opened and their brains on fire.”

Speaking topics include:

  • Out on the Bendy Branches: Shifting The Paradigm From ‘Write What You Know’ To ‘Write What You Think You Can’t’—This keynote is one part writing life, one part writing craft and all heart.
  • A Marriage Proposal, A Murder and a Missing Boy: Turning Real Life Stories Into Fiction—This presentation is based on the development and craft in Evidence of Things Not Seen.
  • Public Speaking 101: Writers can be shy. Lindsey shares the tips, travails and successes of emerging from her writing cave and becoming a public speaker.
  • Dealer’s Choice: Lindsey is happy to design a presentation to fit your organization’s topic needs or conference goals.

Lindsey has also moderated and spoken on panels for Writers League of Texas and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Texas Book Festival and the Texas Teen Book Festival.

Moderating a panel at the Texas Teen Book Festival


“A brilliant and inspirational lecture—the epitome of what all ‘writing life’ lectures strive to be. The connections that Lindsey drew between Calder’s work in particular and the writing process were just fascinating. I think any group of artists could benefit from this presentation.” —Faculty Advisor, Vermont College of Fine Arts

“Lindsey’s lecture was so inspirational. Her delivery, humor and heart matched the subject.” —Austin SCBWI member