Lindsay Smith

Author

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.

#ColdWitch History Lessons

Vladimir Remek, first Czech Cosmonaut

Most of the visitors to Salyut 6, the Soviet Union's International Space Station, came from smaller Communist nations sympathetic to the Soviet ideal. Yet to much surprise, the first of these visitors, Vladimir Remek, launched in March 1978, was from the most unlikely country: Czechoslovakia.

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Correspondence Chess, Code-Breaking, and Espionage

If we've learned anything from The Witch Who Came In From The Cold, it's the importance of guarding secrets.

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The Witch Who Came In From The Cold Season One Omnibus!

We're happy to say that now all the spies, spells, and secrets of The Witch Who Came In From The Cold season 1 have been gathered together and are not available as collected editions from the retailer of your choice!

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New Episode! Whitehall Episode 2: “Fierce Artifice”

Weddings and births are usually causes for celebration – but no joys are simple when a royal family is involved.

From The Writers' Room

Lindsay Smith and Max Gladstone on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Ep 13: “Company Time”

Magic and fiction are similar in many ways, but one of them is symmetry. We like our stories to rhyme.

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New Episode! The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 13: “Company Time”

When a long-buried mole comes to light, sending Operation ANCHISES off the rails, rival agents Gabe and Tanya are forced to take drastic action.

From The Writers' Room

Lindsay Smith on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 10: “ANCHISES”

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.

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New Episode! The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 10: “Anchises”

Operation ANCHISES kicks off at last—but nothing is simple when the target is a Host.

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Calling all Codebreakers: Operation Forte is a go

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.

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Meet the Cast: The Witch Who Came In From The Cold

Artist Alice Duke brings our spies and sorcerers to life.

Podcast

Spies and Spells

Lindsay Smith and Ian Tregillis discuss writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold!

From The Writers' Room

Why the Cold War Is Such an Enduring Setting

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?

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