Lindsay Littleson

Lindsay Littleson is a primary school teacher in Renfrewshire, Scotland. After taking up writing for children in early 2014 she won the Kelpies Prize for new Scottish writing for children with her first children’s novel, The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean, and the sequel, The Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean.

Lindsay Littleson has four grown-up (ish) children and lives in the village of Uplawmoor near Glasgow. Her younger son is studying drama and Lindsay is unfailingly supportive, not wanting to repeat her faux pas of nearly thirty years ago when she tried to talk a young Ewan McGregor out of becoming an actor.  She’s a full-time primary teacher and loves her job. Before becoming a teacher she spent eight years as possibly the worst PAYE auditor ever to be employed by the Inland Revenue.

In 2014 she began writing for children and won the Kelpies Prize for her first children’s novel The Mixed Up Summer of Lily McLean. The sequel, The Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean, was published by Floris Books in March this year.

As a child, Lindsay developed a keen interest in the past, thanks to the Ladybird Adventures from History series. If only she’d held on to all those early editions…

In 2015 her WW1 novel Shell Hole was shortlisted for the Dundee Great War Children’s Book Prize and she enjoyed engaging in research so much that she was inspired to write another historical novel, A Pattern of Secrets, this time focusing on her local area.


Lindsay Littleson – Guardians of The Wild Unicorns

Lewis and Rhona are caught up in a dangerous adventure to save the world’s last herd of wild unicorns! Join author Lindsay Littleson and discover a word of wild landscapes, dark forces and ancient magic – can the two best friends rescue the legendary creatures in time?

Suited to children aged 9 – 12yrs old.

This event will be held in our Community Hub and is part of our Myths & Legends day. Please enjoy the free activities throughout the centre between 10am – 4pm.

1.00pm, Saturday 5 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre


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