While earning her degree in English and German at Boston College, Lindsay worked as a Borders bookseller and interned in the marketing and publicity departments of Candlewick Press and Abrams Books for Young Readers/Amulet Books. Her honors thesis, What Is America Reading?: The Phenomena of Book Clubs and Literary Awards in Contemporary America took an analytical approach to both the emotional and academic values of contemporary American fiction, guided by her perspective as a reader, writer, and future editor entering the compelling and competitive world of publishing.
After graduating magna cum laude, her work focused on children’s books, both in a position at the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency, and later in the editorial departments of Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Margaret K. McElderry Books, imprints of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Publishing Division. She has also served as a mentor at a number of conferences with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature.
Lindsay’s expertise is primarily in the field of children’s literature, although she has worked with adult fiction and non-fiction as well. Her knowledge and experience are coupled with a passion for quality literature and a driving respect for a story well told.