A diary keeper, a journal writer, a journalism major, a public relations executive—Lindsay Leslie has always operated in a world of written words. When she became a mom and began to tell her kids bedtime stories, Lindsay connected the dots to children’s literature. She likes to bring her unique outlook on life, quirky humor, and play with words to the page in picture books. Lindsay is the author of This Book Is Spineless, Nova the Star Eater, Dusk Explorers (winner of the 2021 Crystal Kite Award — TX/OK region), and So You Want to Build a Library. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, two boys, two fur-beasts, and a guinea pig.