Lyndsay E. Gilbert304914_3665088553129_1664371262_n is a hopeful writer of speculative fiction. She used to work as a high school English teacher and has lived in various places around the world. Now she is home again in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, where she resides beside an 800 year old castle by the sea. Her interests are reading and writing, science fiction and fantasy, horror, music, playing the fiddle, movies, fairytales, cats, dogs and the art of belly dance.

Lyndsay is currently working on several novels of YA fantasy and horror. She writes lots of short stories and has been published in a few anthologies. You can find more information and links to these anthologies here. Finally, she admits to using poetry as a diary and gives fair warning that it isn’t her forte and that she can’t stop rhyming.

Lyndsay lives with severe mental illness that upended her life and career and is passionate about exploring this in her writing, having lived her whole life as a neurodivergent person, unable to just ‘get on with it’ the way society expects us to. She wants to raise awareness of what it’s like not only to battle the symptoms of her illness and survive through hardships she cannot control, but also the horror of coming up against the stigma. She sometimes makes badly shot youtube videos to discuss things that have impacted her life and her illness, like Electro Convulsive Therapy and long term hospitalisations.

Please check out her blog on this site to hear more musings. Forgive the poetry.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. I absolutely loved your poem. As some one with paranoid schizophrenia. I have my light and dark days.

    Coming across your work warmed my heart and made me smile.

    Although I am married I live the single life, for reasons best left to myself. My wife is my attentive carer, but we lead separate lives.

    I hope you continue with your poetry. Clearly you have a clarity of mind. Let me know when you post anything new. I am eager to read it.

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