Lindsay Smith

Petite and a bit quiet, Lindsay Smith has a mysterious vibe. And once she starts talking, it only gets more interesting! YA’s John le Carré, Lindsay is a history buff who is fluent in Russian, and her debut novel, SEKRET, and its follow-up, SKANDAL (due in April 2015 from Roaring Brook Press) explore what would happen if Russia were hiding paranormally-enhanced super-humans behind the iron curtain during the Cold War. Pretty awesome stuff. Lindsay invited me over to talk 20th century politics, the round-the-clock nature of D.C.’s creative types, and the sheer terror of trying to write for adults.

Listen to the podcast here, or download it on iTunes or Stitcher.

Lindsay Smith Show Notes:

Lindsay appears every once in a while on her fiancé Jason’s podcast/YouTube series, The Surly Gamer

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick 

How To Love by Katie Cotugno

Victoria Schwab’s blog post about writing 3,000 words a day

Meg Woolitzer The Interestings and Belzhar

Gillian Flynn Gone Girl and forthcoming YA novel

Vicious by Victoria Schwab

Lindsay’s short story, Doppel, published on Tor