I've worked in nearly every aspect of book publishing in my 15 years in the industry. Currently, I serve as editor-at-large for the award-winning Little Lamb Books. In the past, my freelance clients have included HarperCollins, Scepter, and an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semi-Finalist. I believe we get stronger when we stretch all our muscles—the more perspectives we consider, the deeper the resonance and clarity of our work.
I am the author of Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God (Ave Maria Press), as well as a contributor at Verily, CatholicMom.com, Aleteia, and Natural Womanhood. My work has also been published at Blessed Is She, Catholic Women Run, Our American Stories, Brick House in the City, The Federalist, and Soul Gardening. My short stories have been published in the Summer and Fall 2019 issues of Ever Eden.
Me, at about age 4
My work is represented by Upstart Crow Literary. I am a two-time winner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and I have the t-shirt to prove it.
Among my favorite books are Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. (Read them all, then let's chat!)
I've recently resurrected my blog, which you can find here. This site now contains the archives of YoungMarriedMom.com, where I wrote about my early years of motherhood from 2010-2014, and my blog on craft, What I Learned While Writing a Novel, which was formerly a separate Wordpress blog.
"An inspiration and a challenge to all of us. A gift."
--From the foreword by Danielle Bean, brand manager of CatholicMom.com
"Every mom needs the voice of reason and sanity, but we also need someone to point us to God and his generosity. Lindsay Schlegel beautifully combines a deep devotion and realistic humor in this book. You'll feel like she's sitting beside you with coffee (or maybe a beer) even as you want to take notes in the margin. Enjoy this book. And then share it with a friend or three."
--Sarah A. Reinhard, coeditor of The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion and blogger at SnoringScholar.com
"Don't Forget to Say Thank You is a must-have for parents that beautifully and sometimes humorously reveals the many opportunities we have to grow in holiness in the parenting trenches. Schlegel's down-to-earth stories and wisdom reveal the valuable lessons our children impart upon us in between cups of reheated coffee and our constant reminders to our children to be nice, to please go to bed (now!), and to say you're sorry. Find encouragement, a new perspective, and renewed strength in your parenting life with this gem of a book."
--Kate Wicker, author of Getting Past Perfect