An English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay's the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.
She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, Marjorie, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.
Lindsay's goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she's done her job.
Lindsay's hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
Genres: Contemporary Romance and Chick Lit
Author of: To Say Goodbye, Then Comes Love Series, Without You
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Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a high school English teacher in the town where I grew up. I currently live in my hometown with my husband Chad (my junior high sweetheart), our five cats, and our mastiff Henry. I’m obsessed with chocolate, coffee, cats, shopping, and Netflix.
Are you an action, paranormal, or romance type of person?
Romance! It’s my favorite to read and write.
Tell us about your latest release.
To Say Goodbye is a contemporary romance/military romance. Sophia and Jackson have both experienced horrific tragedies in their lives and are trying to pick up the pieces. Brought together by one mutual tragedy, they start to help each other reclaim their lives as they fall for each other. However, they start to realize that being together requires saying goodbye to the past and to some other aspects of their lives. It’s a tragedy, but it’s also a story of redemption and hope.
Do you have any upcoming releases in what’s left of 2016?
I have a special holiday story release that goes with the Then Comes Love series. It follows the characters of my series through the holidays.
What can readers expect from you in 2017?
I have a humorous contemporary romance novel I’m hoping to release in 2017 as well as another romantic drama. I am also working on a young adult fantasy/romance series that is a bit out of my current area, but I’m excited about where it’s going.
Which of your books was your favourite to write and why?
I loved writing the Then Comes Love series because it’s quirky and fun. Grandma Charlotte is my favorite character—she’s in her eighties but full of spunk and sass. I’ve learned over the past few years that those in their seventies and eighties often live very interesting lives full of spunk, sass, and humor. I wanted to incorporate that by following Grandma Charlotte’s life, her daughter Annie’s struggles, and her granddaughter Amelia’s love life. It’s a story about second-chance romance but it’s also a story about family.
If you were stranded on a desert island with one of your characters, who would you pick and why?
Probably Owen from Then Comes Love because he’s hilarious and super optimistic. I think I’d be okay with being stranded with the tattooed rocker :-)
Have your family ever read any of your work? What do they think about it?
My mom reads everything I write. She’s a fan of Janet Evanovich, so she likes that Then Comes Love has a similar feel.
What was your favourite book as a child?
I loved the Henry and Mudge Series—I always wanted a mastiff named Mudge. My husband didn’t like the name, so we actually named our mastiff Henry. Later, I really got into the Babysitter’s Club books as well as books by Lurlene McDaniels.
Who are your must-read/one-click authors?
Nicholas Sparks, Liane Moriarty, and Jojo Moyes.
What book has made you laugh the most?
Anything by Janet Evanovich or Liane Moriarty. What Alice Forgot is my favorite!
What book has made you cry the most?
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Are any of your heroes based on real men in your life?
Some of my characters are loosely based off my husband, especially Corbin from my first novel Voice of Innocence. Some of the free-spirited characters mimic his free-spirited nature, and some of the dates my characters go on are based on dates we’ve had.
Are any of the experiences in your books based on events that have happened to you/someone you know?
Absolutely! There are a lot of pieces of our real lives in the books. Henry is in every single book, for one thing. Some of the dates are dates we’ve been on, and some of my books are set in our hometown. Some of the humorous occurrences in Then Comes Love are also based on real life.
What is the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you?
My husband got me a signed copy of The Notebook, my favorite Nicholas Sparks story. He had Nicholas Sparks write “Congratulations on your first book” because it was right before my first book was released. It was the most special gift and so romantic.
He also just bought me super great tickets to see Keith Urban in November as an anniversary gift. Buying tickets so your wife can swoon over another man—now that’s love :-)
What is your drink of choice while writing?
What is your favourite writing snack?
Do you have any pets?
5 cats and a mastiff named Henry, whom I’m obsessed with
What book are you reading now?
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks and then I’m going to read Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Name 3 books everyone needs to read (excluding yours).
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
For those who are new to your work, which book would you recommend starting with?
If you like deep reads, pick Voice of Innocence or To Say Goodbye. They’re really heavy. Then Comes Love and Without You are a bit lighter and have more humor in them.