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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
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

Middle Grades

(Ages 8-12)
Innovations in Health by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
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

Young Adult

(Ages 12+)
Living With Scoliosis by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Gene Therapy by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover
Forensic Science: In Pursuit of Justice 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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Dr. Linda Campbell in the field

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Today, we're talking to Dr. Linda Campbell of Saint Mary's University. I worked with Campbell at SMU, and she's passionate about both her science and science communication, so she's a perfect fit for this blog! Read More  

Ghost's Journey by Robin Stevenson

Cantastic Authorpalooza: Robin Stevenson

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