Hi! My name is Lindsey and I have an abiding passion for historical fiction–the good, the bad, and the ugly. I have a B.A. Honours and a Master’s degree in history, but this blog isn’t about historical fact-checking. You might say it’s more about common-sense-checking and decent-writing-checking and good-story-checking. There’s tons of good children’s and YA historical fiction out there, but plenty of total duds as well, and I’m going to praise the former and trash the latter.

I’m always open to suggestions and I may put them in the queue! You can email me at YAHistoricalVault at Gmail.

I live in Canada, so some things can be difficult for me to find, but where there’s a will (and Amazon penny books) there’s a way.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Well, aren’t your interests interesting! I found you via the Canadian Military Family magaizine, and realized that you might like to read (dare I ask, review?) my new book “Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story”, which is a memoir written in story-like episodes of my life as an Army Brat, Air Force wife, Hockey Mom, and settled retiree author. Check me out. If you are interested, I can arrange a complimentary copy for your review. Thanks!


  2. Hi! I’m a librarian and just found your blog through Ask A Manager and am reading all your archives! I had no idea there was a Dear Canada series — I had all the Dear America books as a kid!


  3. Hello, Lindsay,
    I just came across the article you wrote in 2015 for The Toast on the dearth of schools named for women, especially high schools.
    (http://the-toast.net/2015/08/10/canadian-high-schools-woman-problem/) I am very proud to tell you that there is an alternative high school in Ottawa named after my grandmother, the sculptor Elizabeth Wyn Wood. The suggestions you and the other commenters made for women to name schools after were all great, and I definitely agree with your reasoning about why more high schools need to be named for women.

    Sincerely, Sylvie

    P.S. My elementary school was named after the daughter of a founding family of my town, and I later named my daughter after the school.


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