Word Herder.
 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)
Zebra Migration by L.E. Carmichael
Humpback Whale Migration by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
How Do Video Games Work? by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
What Are Programs and Apps? by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Middle Grades

(Ages 8-12)
Discover Forensic Science by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Innovations in Entertainment by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
The Science Behind Gymnastics by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
cover of The Boreal Forest by L. E. Carmichael

Young Adult

(Ages 12+)
Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Gene Therapy by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild 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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Forensic Science: In Pursuit of Justice by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Mad Science: The Brides in the Bath Murders

I've been watching Murder Maps on Netflix recently (because what's more Christmasy than murder?) and if you're into forensic science, it's solid viewing - a sort of historical Forensic Files, but with more social context. So far, S1E4: The ... Read More  

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Teach Write: What Is an Essay For?

Happy New Year, and welcome to January, also known as "the start of a new semester." Which means it's a perfect time to talk about the most common form of writing assigned by university professors - the essay. Students ... Read More