Posts about L. E. Carmichael

Lindt bunnies and eggs

Top Five Signs It Might Actually Be Spring

Yesterday was the vernal equinox – the day with equal hours of light and darkness that marks the coming of spring. “Equal” being an approximate term, of course, depending on your latitude. At this time last year, my particular latitude ... Read More  

Lindsey Carmichael and a wolf hybrid

Animals Have Culture, Too

Behaviour is what you do, culture is how you do it. This is totally obvious in human cultures, which have rules and guidelines for every behaviour – from table manners to what we wear to how we greet each ... Read More  

Canadian Writers in New York

New York Shenanigans, Part II

Well, I’m back from my conference and nearly caught up. It seems to take two days for every day you’re away to re-establish a steady state. I’m sure there are mathematical equations involved, but quite frankly, I’m still too ... Read More  

new releases by L. E. Carmichael

Author Copies – Woohoo!

So I got home from New York to find these waiting for me: And then my Public Lending Right payment came. Which means good news all around. Both books are for ages 8-12, and are on sale now through your ... Read More  

Forensic Science: In Pursuit of Justice by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Fingerprints Still Solve More Crimes Than DNA

It’s true – DNA fingerprinting is an incredibly powerful tool for forensics, in part because DNA can tell us: if a particular person was at a crime scene (TV CSIs call this “getting a match”) the identity of a ... Read More  

National Geographic Extreme Explorer cover

Book Birthdays (And Mine, Too!)

It’s my birthday this week, and what better way to celebrate than with books? That I wrote. Heeheehee! But wait, there’s more!     And, as the frosting on the awesome cake…   My first article for National Geographic ... Read More  

reflections of tree branches

The Only Two New Year’s Resolutions You Actually Need to Make

Like most people probably did, I spent a fair bit of time in December reflecting on 2015 and thinking about what I wanted to achieve in 2016. I made a huge list of goals. And then, because I’m nerdy ... Read More  

Humpback Whale Migration by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Humpbacks Holiday in the Mountains

Umm, seamounts, that is. Just in case anyone was confused. 🙂 New research shows that South Pacific humpbacks take pitstops over sea mountains while migrating to Antarctica to feed. Scientists don’t know yet exactly what the whales are doing there, but I’m guessing ... Read More  

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Christmas in the Bay

I’m at the Christmas in the Bay Craft Sale today, chatting science and signing books. If you’ve got a child, a teacher, or a librarian on your gift list, come on down! Estabrooks Community Hall 4408 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Fuzzy Forensics on Sale!

As many readers of this blog will already know, the original publisher of Fuzzy Forensics went out of business last summer. Before that happened, the company had ordered a full print run – over a thousand copies, a mix of hardcover and ... Read More  

How Do Video Games Work? by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Come Visit Me at Hal-Con!

I’ll be at Hal-Con for the next three days, signing books, talking about science writing, and wearing some seriously geeky T-Shirts. You can find me at table E9 on the exhibitor’s floor. In addition to launching my newest children’s ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Fuzzy Forensics on CTV Morning Live

Thanks to Heidi and the team at CTV Morning Live for having me on the show today! I had a great time talking books and awards and Hal-Con, where I’m exhibiting later this week. Read More  

Lane Anderson Award

Press Release: Local Children’s Author Wins Lane Anderson Award, Talks Science at Hal-Con

Halifax author Lindsey Carmichael is the latest winner of the prestigious Lane Anderson Award for Canada’s best children’s science book. Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild, is described as “CSI meets Animal Planet for kids ages 10 and up.” ... Read More  

Gene Therapy by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Boosting Immunity with DNA

Cold and flu season is nearly upon us. For most people, viruses are uncomfortable, but not dangerous. For kids with SCID, they’re deadly. SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome) is a genetic condition that predominately affects boys. It’s often called “bubble ... Read More  

Lane Anderson award winners, 2014

Fuzzy Forensics Wins the Lane Anderson Award!

If you’ve been anywhere near me on social media this week, of course, you already know this. By the time I made it back to my hotel room after the dinner where the announcement was made, author friends had already ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Major Writerly Milestone Ahead!

I am on my way to Toronto today to attend the Lane Anderson Award dinner. Fuzzy Forensics is one of three books on the shortlist in the Young Reader Category, and the winner will be announced tonight! It’s my ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics advertising

Sometimes the Data Mining Scares Me…

…because Google’s ad department knows that I was looking up my own books on B&N, which is more than I really want the faceless internet to know about me. I’m a writer, after all. Some of the things I google ... Read More  

How Do Video Games Work? by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Cool Video Game Facts That Didn’t Make the Cut

When I’m working on a book project, I always do more research than I actually have space to include in the text itself. In general, this is a great strategy, because it helps me be confident that I’ve found and ... Read More