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Lindsay Littleson

Hi, welcome to my website! My name’s Lindsay Littleson and I’m a children’s author living in Renfrewshire, Scotland. My first novel The Mixed Up Summer of Lily McLean won the 2014 Kelpies Prize and is published by the lovely people at Floris Books.
I have completed a sequel to The Mixed Up Summer called The Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean which will be in bookshops on the 16th of March.



A friend for life

21st May 2017

When I was writing both The Mixed Up Summer and The Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean I thought a lot about the importance of friendship and about the qualities which are important in a good friend. For Lily, loyalty is crucial. When her best friend Rowan fails to pick her for the hockey team she feels betrayed. As far as Lily’s concerned, Rowan ‘broke the friendship code’. But Rowan has good reasons for her actions, and doesn’t feel she has let Lily down. For Rowan, being able to tell the truth, even when it’s hard, is part of being a good friend.

Beginnings and endings

5th May 2017

Up until the end of April I contributed monthly blogs to a fabulous website Sadly the website is no longer posting new content, but the blogs, by a host of children’s authors, will be available online for another year. I thought I’d share a couple of my GirlsHeartBooks blogs here. One is about the launch of The Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean and the other is about my need for deadlines!

Autumn in Springtime

I have really enjoyed writing blogs for GirlsHeartBooks and feel quite sad that this will be the final one. Luckily I’ve got lots to share as it has been a busy month! My book launch was not a gigantic fail, which was a huge relief to my central nervous system. In fact, I think I’d even go so far as to call the launch a success, as everybody seemed to enjoy themselves, we sold out of books and nobody threw rotten veg at me.