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, Dark Moon Digest, We Are Not Shadows (Folkways Press) and Lost, Looking & Found (Merchiston Publishing). She was runner-up in Cymera Fest and Shoreline of Infinity’s 2019 Prize for Speculative Fiction and had winning stories read as part of Liars’ League events in June 2020 and August 2021. Her debut two-part audio drama ‘Daughter of Fire and Water’ was released in February 2021 with the Alternative Stories and Fake Realities podcast.
In 2019, she co-founded Edinburgh Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, is a member of BSFA, SCBWI and Society of Authors, and feels fortunate to have such an active literary scene on her doorstep. She is also a contributor for The Publishing Planet, a monthly newsletter on SFFH publishing.
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 Kate Nash Literary Agency.