Lyndsey is an Edinburgh-based science fiction and fantasy writer who has always enjoyed stories about distant and magical worlds. In 2020, she won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and her short fiction and essays have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Imagine a Country (Canongate), Cunning Folk Magazine, Shoreline of Infinity and Air & Nothingness Press. She was shortlisted for the Mslexia Short Story Competition 2021 and published in their inaugural anthology Best Women’s Short Fiction 2021, and she was runner-up in Cymera Fest’s 2019 Prize for Speculative Fiction. Her debut two-part audio drama ‘Daughter of Fire and Water’ was released in February 2021 with the Alternative Stories and Fake Realities podcast, and was recently shortlisted for Best Audio in the 2022 British Fantasy Awards. She was also the Editor for Ghostlore: An Audio Fiction Anthology with the same podcast.
In 2019, she co-founded Edinburgh Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, is a member of BSFA, BFS, SCBWI and Society of Authors, and feels fortunate to have such an active literary scene on her doorstep.
Her writing is influenced by her professional background in environmental policy and politics as well as her experience growing up in remote places. While her novels span both adult and younger audiences, they share common themes of morality, belonging, and fighting against all odds. Her most unrealistic dream is to go to space one day, but until then she’ll keep writing about characters that do.
She is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary Agency.