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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)
Locust Migration by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Humpback Whale Migration by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
How Do Video Games Work? by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Wildebeest Migration by L.E. Carmichael

Middle Grades

(Ages 8-12)
Fox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped Scientists Understand Communication by LE Carmichael Book Cover
The Scientific Method in the Real World by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Discover Forensic Science by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
How Can We Reduce Agricultural Pollution? by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Young Adult

(Ages 12+)
Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Forensic Science: In Pursuit of Justice by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Living With Scoliosis 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.

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Amanda Roe in the field

STEMinism Sunday: Amanda Roe

Today I'd like you to meet Dr. Amanda Roe, of the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (Natural Resources Canada). I wanted to feature Roe because she's not only a dedicated scientist, she's also a talented visual artist, meaning her work ... Read More  

cover of Half Brother

Cantastic Authorpalooza: Kenneth Oppel

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by great Canadian children’s writers! Except for today, because I was traveling, and then I was sick, and then suddenly the post was due. So instead, please enjoy a review of one of ... Read More  

Fox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped Scientists Understand Communication by LE Carmichael Book Cover

New Technology Revealed Record-Setting Fox Journey, Says Canadian Science Author

News that an arctic fox from Svalbard, Norway, traveled 3,506 km across the sea ice to Ellesmere Island, Canada surprised social media, but not Dr. L. E. Carmichael. The Ontario author of children’s science books is also a scientist ... Read More