Friday, April 4, 2014

Lindsay Smith

Lindsay Smith is an ex-Oklahoman and an unapologetic Washingtonian. She has an unhealthy fascination with foreign affairs–Russia in particular–which fortunately pays for her voracious reading habit.

When not reading or writing, Smith can be found nerding out over food, board games, modern history, the Science channel, and all things cheesetacular.

She writes historicals and fantasies, sometimes in the same book.

Smith's new book is the YA historical thriller, Sekret.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
Right now I’m held captive by Rene Denfeld’s The Enchanted, a gorgeous and lush prison tale (if you can reconcile that) told from the perspective of an inmate whose carefully constructed fantasy keeps him alive through incredible darkness. There are secrets aplenty and so many fascinating ways of reexamining prison tropes.

I’ve also just started The Fire Wish by Amber Lough, which won’t be out until this summer, but is a delightful Middle Eastern-inspired fantasy that includes some of my favorite things—tough heroines, moral grayness, and a wonderfully inventive fantasy take on spy rings. Definitely one to watch for!
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--Marshal Zeringue