Visiting Author for Schools: Lindsay Lackey

Lindsay Lackey

Thursday, February 27 & Friday, February 28. Lindsay will be doing four schools visits over two days: one in the morning and one in the afternoon on each day. Please select morning or afternoon slot AND your preferred date. 


Lindsay Lackey has trained as an opera singer, worked in children’s and teen services at a public library, and worked for a major publishing house in publicity and marketing. Born and raised in Colorado, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their spoiled dog. All the Impossible Things is her debut novel. 

ABOUT THE BOOKAll the Impossible Things

A bit of magic, a sprinkling of adventure, and a whole lot of heart collide in All the Impossible Things, Lindsay Lackey's extraordinary middle-grade novel about a young girl navigating the foster care system in search of where she belongs. Red’s inexplicable power over the wind comes from her mother. Whenever Ruby “Red” Byrd is scared or angry, the wind picks up. And being placed in foster care, moving from family to family, tends to keep her skies stormy. Red knows she has to learn to control it, but can’t figure out how. This time, the wind blows Red into the home of the Grooves, a quirky couple who run a petting zoo, complete with a dancing donkey and a giant tortoise. With their own curious gifts, Celine and Jackson Groove seem to fit like a puzzle piece into Red’s heart. But just when Red starts to settle into her new life, a fresh storm rolls in, one she knows all too well: her mother. For so long, Red has longed to have her mom back in her life, and she’s quickly swept up in the vortex of her mother’s chaos. Now Red must discover the possible in the impossible if she wants to overcome her own tornadoes and find the family she needs.

"Wise and wondrous, this is truly a novel to cherish.” —Katherine Applegate, New York Times–bestselling author of Wishtree

*An Indies Introduce Selection!

45 mins, including Q&A. Lindsay introduces kids to All the Impossible Things and shares fact from science and history that seem impossible, but are true! This interactive session not only presents kids with amazing information, but also introduces them to real life kids whose big dreams changed the world. By the end, students will hopefully believe their dreams matter, too, and that nothing is impossible!

Upper Elementaty & Middle Schools; grades 3-8

At least 50, hopefuly more!

Lindsay has a PowerPoint presentation and will need a projector, projector screen, HDMI cable to connect to projector, and a microphone. The presentation has sound, so she'll needs speakers hooked up, too. Lindsay provides her own laptop, adaptor, and clicker (range of 30 feet). She also carries a USB drive with the presentation on it if the tech setup won’t work for her laptop. And a bottle of water.

Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.





Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Lindsay's' books:

Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.


All the Impossible Things Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250202864
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 3rd, 2019