17 – The Delicate Dance of Writing YA Fantasy, With Lindsay A. Franklin

Posted June 8, 2020 | Laura Christianson
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17 - The Delicate Dance of Writing YA Fantasy, With Lindsay A. Franklin


At age 11, Lindsay A. Franklin wrote her first fantasy novel about unicorns, dance camp, and an evil sorceress. “But it didn’t occur to me that I would do this as a career until I got into my 20s,” she says.

Now celebrating the launch of The Story Hunter, the final book in The Weaver Trilogy, Lindsay joins me on the podcast to discuss:

  • What attracted her to writing young adult (YA) fantasy
  • Her strategy for creating a trilogy
  • Why it’s difficult to break into the market as a fantasy author
  • How she defines “Christian” fantasy
  • How she handles criticism from people who don’t believe “Christian” and “fantasy” can co-exist
  • How she weaves subtle Christian themes into her stories in a way that isn’t off-putting to readers who don’t share her worldview

This episode will give you a lot to chew on! Lindsay will be joining us again next week to discuss strategies for launching a trilogy.

About Lindsay A. Franklin

The Delicate Dance of Writing Young Adult Fantasy, with guest, Lindsay A. Franklin | Episode 17 of The Professional Writer Podcast

Lindsay is a Carol Award-winning author, freelance editor, and homeschooling mom of three. She would wear pajama pants all the time if it were socially acceptable. Lindsay lives in her native San Diego with her scruffy-looking nerf-herder husband, their precious geeklings, three demanding thunder pillows (a.k.a. cats), and a stuffed marsupial named Wombatman. Visit her at LindsayAFranklin.com

The Weaver Trilogy


  1. The Story Peddler
  2. The Story Raider
  3. The Story Hunter

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