Lindsey Smith is an entrepreneur and bestselling author of eight books, including the award-winning Eat Your Feelings.
You may have seen Lindsey in places like O: The Oprah Magazine, The Lisa Oz Show, Hello Giggles, PopSugar, Cosmopolitan, Parade Magazine, Prevention Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, ABC, NBC, CBS, Today Show, TEDx Pittsburgh, or Talks at Google, an interview series of influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers.
Seven years ago, Lindsey created one of the world’s first online courses on how to write and self publish a book, grew that course into a million-dollar brand, and helped 1,000 first-time authors launch their book into the marketplace.
Since then, Lindsey has worked in every aspect of the publishing industry—from author, to publisher, to PR strategist and publicist. She knows the book industry inside and out, and is a seasoned pro who can answer pretty much any question imaginable.
Lindsey also works as a literary agent and handles a small number of projects each year. For one of her authors, she recently negotiated a film adaption deal with a major network. She is especially passionate about book, film, and TV projects featuring BIPOC voices, and other stories and perspectives that are underrepresented in the media.
Lindsey is passionate about activism, event planning, and bringing people together around a common goal. She has produced two large-scale conferences—Pitch, Publish, Promote for aspiring authors, and Rising Women for female business owners, artists, makers, and community leaders.
She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and resides there with her punk rock husband (lead singer for the band Homeless Gospel Choir) and their beloved dog, Winnie.
In her spare time, Lindsey dabbles in stand-up comedy and enjoys wandering around her kitchen making up jokes and laughing loudly to no one in particular.