Heist thrillers and spy thrillers—they’re often one and the same, except the spies are usually less interested in stealing jewels from vaults and more about snagging a far more priceless piece of intel, or even a person.
Lindsay Smith is the author of the YA espionage thrillers Sekret, Skandal, and Dreamstrider, all from Macmillan Children’s. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and dog, where she writes on international issues in cyber security. LindsaySmith.net. @LindsaySmithDC.
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Operation ANCHISES kicks off at last—but nothing is simple when the target is a Host.
Every spy knows the importance of a solid code. And every counterintelligence officer knows the importance of cracking a rival’s code. Now, readers of The Witch Who Came In From the Cold are invited to join in a thrilling adventure of real-time codebreaking.
Artist Alice Duke brings our spies and sorcerers to life.
Lindsay Smith and Ian Tregillis discuss writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold!
My earliest memory of world events was the fall of the Berlin Wall. By the time the Soviet Union collapsed in 1993, I’d learned to see Russia as something of a secret—something walled away and hidden, completely foreign to the American way of life, and yet a crucial mirror people liked to hold up to America, as if one nation couldn’t exist without the other. How could I not be fascinated by it, and hungry to learn more?
I was so excited to write Episode 4, Stasis, because it contains what I feel is the first big dramabomb in the season.
Spurred on by the mystic hitchhiker in his brain, Gabe decides to do a little digging of his own into the Host’s fate.
I'd be a fox, but not a particularly cunning one. Maybe one of the foxes on that Japanese fox island that just hang out and snuggle and eat a lot.
Lindsay Smith and Max Gladstone on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Ep 1: “A Long, Cold Winter”
Here’s the setup. Here are your friends. Here are their demons. Get ready to watch them suffer.
The streets of Prague are a deadly chessboard on which the CIA and KGB make their moves, little dreaming that a deeper game is being played...
Through a haze of cigarettes and vodka in Prague, deep in the heart of the Cold War, a special force of spies rely on sorcery to win their games of intrigue...