Lansford teen author speaks at ND high schools

Lindsey Undlin is shown with her latest book, “Stolen.”

LANSFORD — Lindsey Undlin released “Stolen,” the second book in her series, in March and has since been speaking at high schools and traveling around the country. This spring, Undlin will head to Arizona to attend The Tucson Festival of Books.

Undlin, of Lansford, said it is not how she imagined spending her freshman year of high school, but it has been enjoyable to see the book’s positive reviews.

Following her first book, “Ruby Arthur,” her newest release reveals more about the lives and intrigues of characters Ruby, Cali Horn and Ray. Undlin describes the book as the “psychology behind sports and symbolic to real sports and how athletes act.”

She said her main desire in beginning this series was “not seeing athletic dramas in her reading level on the shelves.”

The stories connect the characters with their different personalities to different towns and to the mystery and possible murder of the main character — Cali Horn’s brother.

Undlin foresees the two-book series extending into possibly four books, but for sure three. “Downhill” is her possible title for a third book in the series, “although it could change,” she said.

Undlin self-published her first book.

“Through word of mouth, W. Brand Publishing out of Nashville contacted my mom about it through Facebook,” Undlin said. W. Brand Publishing published her most recent book. Copies are available on Amazon, Ferguson books, Barnes and Noble and Main Street Books in Minot.

Undlin speaks to her peers at schools across North Dakota, answering questions about the books and her personal life. She encourages others to “not let anything discourage you. Writing is a hard industry to get into so do what you want, not expecting immediate success.”

She plans to continue writing as long as the motivation is there in the coming years, with college on the horizon. Her plans are to attend a North Dakota or Canadian university.


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