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.

Serial News

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.

Serial News

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?

From The Writers' Room

Lindsay Smith on Writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 4: “Stasis”

I was so excited to write Episode 4, Stasis, because it contains what I feel is the first big dramabomb in the season.

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New Episode! The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 4: “Stasis”

Spurred on by the mystic hitchhiker in his brain, Gabe decides to do a little digging of his own into the Host’s fate.

A Bowl of Questions

Questions and Fox Cuddles with Lindsay Smith

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.

From The Writers' Room

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.

Serial News

Serial Launch! The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 1: “A Long, Cold Winter”

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...

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Serial Launch: The Witch Who Came In From The Cold

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...

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