Lindsey McDivitt


Lindsey McDivitt began life in South Africa and an early move to Minnesota did not result in a passion for winter sports. However, her happy place is the Minnesota State Fair in August. After many years in healthcare, working with survivors of stroke, Lindsey writes fiction and non-fiction picture books. (She is still searching for a way to insert her childhood research on Puritan names such as Pete and RePete (twins), Tenacious, and Dust.) Lindsey loves writing about people’s late life accomplishments and she believes we all need positive realistic images of aging, even as children. Lindsey’s books are Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story (Sleeping Bear Press, 2018), Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story (Sleeping Bear Press, 2020) and A Plan for the People: Nelson Mandela’s Hope for His Nation (Eerdmans, 2021). A Christmas Letter for Ouma comes out in fall 2022 from Familius Books. She is repped by Kelly Dyksterhouse.

Fun Fact: I’m generally easygoing, but three things make me cranky! Ageist jokes, no milk for my tea, and neglected young trees in the city.

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