Lindsey Leavitt

Lindsey Leavitt is the author of over a dozen books for children, tweens, and teens. She is a former teacher and present-day writer/mom/speaker/party animal. Lindsey was born in Salt Lake City but moved to Las Vegas two days later (Her dad’s friend hitched a ride. Her mom likes to add the part). She now lives in a shoe with her many children in Midway, Utah. 

Many of Lindsey’s books have appeared on lists like YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Amazon's Best Books of the Year, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and Kid's Indies Next List. Lindsey has a BS in elementary education at Brigham Young University and an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her book Princess For Hire was optioned for film by Disney Channel and Going Vintage was recently optioned for film by Imagine Kids+Family.


Fiction, novels 

  • Willis Wilbur Wows the World, Penguin Workshop, upcoming 2022
  • Willis Wilbur Book #2 (untitled), Penguin Workshop, upcoming 2023
  • The Chapel Wars, Bloomsbury, 2014
  • Going Vintage, Bloomsbury, 2013
  • Sean Griswold’s Head, Bloomsbury, 2011

Fiction, series

  • Commander in Cheeseseries, Randomhouse, 2016-2017
    • Mouse Rushmore, 2017
    • The Birthday Suit, 2017
    • Have a Mice Flight, 2016
    • Oval Office Escape,2016
    • The Big Move,2016
  • The Pages Between Us series (co-authored with Robin Mellom), HarperCollins, 2016-2017
    • In the Spotlight, 2017
    • The Pages Between Us, 2016
  • The Princess for Hire series, Disney-Hyperion, 2010-2012
    • A Farewell to Charms, 2012
    • The Royal Treatment, 2011
    • Princess for Hire, 2010

Fiction, short stories

  • "A Union of Hipsters," Wish You Were Here, CityLife Books, 2012


The Pages Between Us

Random House Teachers and Librarians

The Nerdy Book Club

Additional Info

  • Region: Wasatch Front
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Tags: YA, Children's Literature