Born and raised in sunny California, Lindsay decided to try snow and moved to upstate New York where she received her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. After bouncing around a bit in New York and Boston, she landed in Ohio (for the love of her life of course!) She has written and illustrated over two dozen books for kids. Her most recent book is The Capitol: A Meet the Nation’s Capitol Book with HarperCollins.
Her work has been reviewed in The Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, and The New York Times.
In 2017, Lindsay founded Critter Lit, a free online picture book manuscript and illustration critique service for up-and-coming authors and illustrators, which she co-runs with her husband, author Frank Tupta.
Lindsay lives in Peninsula, Ohio, surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with Frank, their three boys, and Sally, a rambunctious pit-bull\lab mix who keeps things interesting, and a flock of ducks. Most days you can find her sketching and writing in her studio or editing manuscripts for Critter Lit.
Ice cream: banana
Punctuation: em dash
Color: robin’s egg blue
Dessert: Dobos Torte
Picture Book: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Illustrator: Mary Blair
The Capitol: A Meet the Nation’s Capitol Book | Picture Book | HarperCollins | August 2022
Jessie: Queen of the Road | Picture Book | Two Lions | January 2023
Trusty Town Hall: A Community Helpers Book | Picture Book | HarperCollins | Summer 2023
The White House: A Meet the Nation’s Capitol Book | Picture Book | HarperCollins | Summer 2024
Pockets for Two: A Collection of Girlhood | Written by Lindsay Ward | Illustrated by Brizida Magro | Picture Book | HarperCollins | Winter 2024
Scooper and Dumper and the Pumpkin Parade | Picture Book | Two Lions | Summer 2024
Our Spot | Written by Lindsay Ward | Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard | Picture Book | Two Lions | Fall 2024
The Supreme Court: A Meet the Nation’s Capitol Book | Picture Book | HarperCollins | Summer 2025
CLIENTS: Penguin Random House | Simon & Schuster | Two Lions | Kane Miller | HarperCollins | Kazoo Magazine | KiwiCo