A short bio about her: I was born in Cincinnati, grew up in various towns in Pennsylvania, went to college in Oklahoma, and found home in Breckenridge, Colorado. I love to write, read, hike, drink espresso, and attempt to keep my plants alive. I am a laugher and a dreamer. Mix all these together and you get me–a lucky writer of middle grade fiction.
For those that aren’t familiar with your novel, could you tell them what it’s about? Scones and Sensibility is the humorous story of a young overly-dramatic and overly-romantic 12-year-old girl who sets to match-making in her small beach town with disastrous and hilarious results.
Life must be pretty hectic since you're a writer and a mother of four children! How do you find the time to write? Ever since my kids were really little—like the baby kind of little--I’ve set aside the time from 1-4 for writing. It was a chance for me to go after my dream, relax and be creative, and gave them a chance to play with each other, bond as siblings, and rest.
Would you ever consider writing YA or adult novels? I would definitely consider writing Young Adult because it is such a wonderful, vibrant genre, though my heart is still fully engaged in writing for the middle grade audience right now. And I really have no desire whatsoever to write for adults, though I like adults okay. :)
Are you working on any projects currently? (Like the sequel for S&S for example? Will there be one?) I do have an idea for a sequel to Scones though my second book with Egmont is not a sequel. It is a contemporary middle grade novel, currently titled A Teaspoon of Rosemary, that is very different from Scones. It’s about a shy, introverted girl who learns to embrace and celebrate her inner strength and confidence in the midst of becoming a wonderful young chef.
If you could live in any fictional world, what would you choose and why? I would either like to live in Shannon Hales’ fictional world of Bayern because I love the idea of having a hint of magic in an otherwise normal world. Or to live in Anne Shirley’s Prince Edward Island because…well, its beautiful, there are horses, I’d love to fall off the ridgepole of Moody’s roof too (yes, that is romantic to me), and well, there’s Gilbert Blythe, who is all the reason I need.
Thank you so much for having me today!
You're very welcome! It was a delightful treat. :) I hope everyone enjoyed the interview and if you're still interested in finding out more about Lindsay, check out the next stop on the Scones &Sensibility blog tour tomorrow over at Booking Through 365! For the entire blog scheduele, click here.
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