L. E. Carmichael


Lindsey Carmichael never outgrew that stage of childhood when nothing’s more fun than amazing your friends (and correcting your teachers!) with your stockpile of weird and wonderful facts.  Her sense of wonder came in handy during her career as a scientist, and in 2006, she received the Governor General’s Medal for her PhD thesis, Ecological Genetics of Northern Wolves and Arctic Foxes.  Lindsey finds talking about science more fun than doing it, however, and now writes for kids, teens, and occasionally adults (a sense of wonder is essential for this, too).

Lindsey publishes under the name L. E. Carmichael, and her work has appeared in DigHighlights for Children, and National Geographic Extreme Explorer. Her 21 published science books cover everything from scoliosis to hybrid cars. Fox Talk was a Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver Medalist, and Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild holds the 2014 Lane Anderson Award for exceptional children’s science writing. When not digging up obscure or wacky details for her next nonfiction project, Lindsey’s probably working on her young adult fantasy novel.


2015 Gelett Burgess Honour (for Fox Talk)

Winner, 2014 Lane Anderson Award (for Fuzzy Forensics)

Silver, 2014 IndieFab Awards (for Fuzzy Forensics)

Finalist, 2014 USA Best Book Awards (for Fuzzy Forensics)

Silver medal, 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards (for Fox Talk)

Finalist, 2013 USA Best Book Awards (for Fox Talk)


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