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 Fact Addict.
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Publishing under the name L. E. Carmichael, Lindsey is the award-winning author of over 20 non-fiction books for children and young adults. Whether writing about forensics, medicine, animals and the environment, or engineering and technology, Lindsey specializes in making science engaging, relevant, and above all, fun. Teachers, librarians, and parents across North America use Lindsey’s books to spark excitement for STEM in students of all ages.

Lindsey has a PhD in wildlife genetics and worked as a forensic scientist before becoming a children’s writer. Drawing on 20 years’ experience teaching both science and writing, her school visits encourage participation and experiential learning. She is also a popular speaker at conferences, writing workshops, and professional development sessions for adults.

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L.E. (Lindsey) Carmichael Author

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 by L.E. Carmichael

Early Reader

(Ages 6-9)
What Are Programs and Apps? by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Wildebeest Migration by L.E. Carmichael
Humpback Whale Migration by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Locust Migration by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Middle Grades

(Ages 8-12)
The Science Behind Gymnastics by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Innovations in Entertainment by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Innovations in Health by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Fox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped Scientists Understand Communication by LE Carmichael Book Cover

Young Adult

(Ages 12+)
Living With Scoliosis by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Living with Obesity by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Appearances, Education, Mentorship

School Visits

Lindsey offers interactive science programs and writing workshops for students of all ages. Invite her to your school, library, or summer camp for an educational experience so fun, the kids won’t realize they’re learning!

For Adults

Need a keynote speaker, workshop leader, or panelist for an upcoming event? Book Lindsey for a session guaranteed to inspire teachers, librarians, adult writers, or avid readers. Available for courses, conferences, and professional development days.

Public Appearances

Lindsey has appeared at festivals ranging from Word on the Street, to Science Literacy Week, to Hal-Con. Check for upcoming events, or contact her to schedule a book signing or speaking engagement.

Life, the Universe, and Everything

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Teach Write: When Your Teacher is Your Audience

Listen up, students, because this edition of Teach Write is all for you: today, we continue our exploration of audience with a critical one: teachers. When teachers give us writing assignments, they are trying to measure two things: Read More  

Madeline Kahn: flames on the side of my face

STEMinism Sunday: Stigmatization of “Women’s Work” in Netflix’s Point Blank

Today we're branching out - rather than talking about a specific woman in science, we're going to talk about the perception of women - and men - in medicine. Specifically, the perception of nurses. Read More  

Triceratops Stomp by Karen Patkau

Cantastic Authorpalooza: Karen Patkau

A plaster cast of an embryo fossil and three eggs circulated around the room. Dr. David Evans, a paleontologist at the Royal Ontario Museum, described his remarkable find: a dinosaur nursery where he found dinosaur eggs! Read More