Hi! I'm Lindsey Pogue, a genre-bending fiction author, best known for my soul-stirring survival series the Savage North Chronicles, and my historically-infused dystopias written in the Forgotten World.
As an avid romance reader with a master’s in history and culture, my adventures cross genres and push boundaries, weaving together facts, fantasy, and timeless love stories of epic proportions.
Aside from writing full-time and coaching, I am a world-traveller and cowgirl at heart. I love history, tacos, and a nice cold gin lemonade on a warm summer night. Sunsets feed my soul, rain calms my spirit, and everyday heroes and heroines inspire my stories.
I completed my first new adult manuscript in high school and I've been writing tales of love and friendship, history and adventure ever since. When I'm not chatting with readers, plotting my next storyline, or dreaming up new, brooding characters, you can find me wrapped in blankets, watching my favorite action flicks with my own leading man.
My husband and I live in Northern California with our rescue cats, Beast and little girl Blue.
For years, aspiring writers have asked me how I create such immersive worlds, relatable characters, and navigate the ever-changing author industry. And so, a decade later and with 30 books written, The Dauntless Author is born.
I used to write stories to escape real life and saved them on a floppy disc, hidden away thinking nothing would ever come of my dream to become a published writer. In 2012, all of that changed. I co-authored and published my first book, during what we now refer to as the "Golden Age" of indie publishing. Self-publishing was just taking off and there weren't nearly enough books to satisfy so many neglected, insatiable readers.
Now, everything has changed. And I've learned many hard-earned lessons over the years in order to pivot and keep up with this ever-changing industry.
After years of readers and aspiring authors inquiring about my business and storytelling process, I'm here to share over a decade of knowledge, curated information and resources, and storytelling process with you. The Dauntless Author is a project I've been thinking for a long time, and I'm at a place where I can slow down in my writing career and spend time with fellow authors, helping them embrace their creative journey.
WHAT I DO...
I work with new authors who are overwhelmed with options and uncertainties, offer my years of knowledge and curated resources, and alleviate their self-doubt and fears so they can press Publish. Learn more.
WHAT AUTHORS ARE SAYING:
"It was informative, inspiring, and truthful. I’m so excited for it!" - Makayla, aspiring author (The Story Forge Writing Community)
"I felt like you were there walking me through and guiding me on everything as if it was a one on one session. The constant reassurance throughout it was chefs kiss. It helps you stay on track ...without the stress and sense of doubt." - Amanda, aspiring author (Story Simplified Workbook)
“[The workbook] breaks everything down into smaller, manageable pieces that actually make sense to my brain. I have been a fan of Lindsey Pogue’s writing for years- her rich immersive worlds, relatable characters, and seamless storytelling. I am so excited to learn more from her, and be part of the community she has created! – Sabrina (Story Simplified Workbook)
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
"Lindsey Pogue is one of my favorites . . . Her world building and character development is always extraordinary!" - Goodreads Reviewer
"More than anything I love Lindsey Pogue's writing. Her characters. The fullness of their lives. Their hopes, fears, dreams, heartache, and love." - Amazon Reviewer
"Impeccable writing, exquisite world-building, and complex characters." - Amazon Reviewer
"Such a smooth page turner! Lindsey Pogue is such a Phenomenal writer that you just get submerged in her books." - Amazon Reviewer
"Lindsey Pogue is a master wordsmith. She captures the reader’s attention and interest from the very first few pages of her scintillating exposition and dialogue." -BookBub Reviewer
"Fabulous reading! Fabulous characters that breathe life into every action and reaction! Fabulous writing from an author with an amazing imagination!" - Tome Tender Book Reviews
“[Lindsey] mastered what it is to be human, and the connections we build with one another.” -Amazon (Author Unpublished)
"Character development is brilliantly done. I’ve reread it to try and figure out how she’s able to get the reader so quickly and intimately involved with her characters, it’s unbelievable. Her writing is magical." - Apple Reviewer