Lindsay Cummings

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Lindsay Cummings is the #1 NYT Bestselling co-author of ZENITH, along with her duology, THE MURDER COMPLEX from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, and the MG trilogy THE BALANCE KEEPERS, from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. She is represented by Pete Knapp at Park Literary in NYC.

Lindsay deals with chronic fatigue, writes full time from her home in the deep woods in North Texas, and loves to chat with fellow book nerds. Lindsay created the #booknerdigans hashtag.

She's still waiting on her letter from Hogwarts--it was probably just lost in the mail. You can follow Lindsay on twitter @authorlindsayc or on instagram @authorlindsaycummings

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Lindsay Cummings I get to work from home, in my underwear!! Also, the fans are amazing. and books. all the books.
Lindsay Cummings yes! i have 2 secret series in the works right now!
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Today was incredible.
And I don't say that because I'm a dramatic author, who fantasizes about days like today (because I totally am, and I totally do fantasize about days like today…)

 When I first signed my contracts with HarperCollins, I felt like I was in a dream.

When I announced the book deals, I felt like I was in a dream.

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"This book was amazing! I’ve been looking for good sci-fi reads ever since I finished playing Mass Effect. You could see all the hard work and dedication that went into this book in every chapter! I cannot wait for the sequel!"
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“We're all good until we're not strong enough to be anymore.”
Lindsay Cummings, The Murder Complex

“It's about having the courage to do something, to take a risk, when it matters most.”
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“Count to three. Relax your mind. Now survive.”
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Which June New Release would you like to read in August?

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Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling, #13) by Nalini Singh
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh
(Psy-Changeling, #13)
  6 votes, 46.2%

The Murder Complex (The Murder Complex, #1) by Lindsay Cummings
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
(The Murder Complex, #1)
  3 votes, 23.1%

Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin ( Deadly Curiosities, #1) (write-in)
  1 vote, 7.7%

Hexed (Hexed, #1) by Michelle Krys
Hexed by Michelle Krys
(Hexed, #1)
  1 vote, 7.7%

Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon (write-in)
  1 vote, 7.7%

Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis, #1) by Jaclyn Dolamore
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore
(Dark Metropolis, #1)
  1 vote, 7.7%

Push (The Game, #2) by Eve Silver
Push by Eve Silver
(The Game, #2)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Wings (Black City, #3) by Elizabeth Richards
Wings by Elizabeth Richards
(Black City, #3)
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  0 votes, 0.0%

The Source (Witching Savannah, #2) by J.D. Horn
The Source by J.D. Horn
(Witching Savannah, #2)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence (Red Queen's War, #1) (write-in)
  0 votes, 0.0%

[bookcover:Written in My Own Heart's Blood|11710373] Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, #8) (write-in)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7) by Kevin Hearne
Shattered by Kevin Hearne
(The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
(The Grisha, #3)
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“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

“You love me. Real or not real?"
I tell him, "Real.”
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“It's about having the courage to do something, to take a risk, when it matters most.”
Lindsay Cummings, The Fear Trials

“So now, when three Landers, members of a street gang, approach me in the back alley behind the Library, knives drawn, the silver barrel of a gun pointed at my heart, I know I am ready.”
Lindsay Cummings, The Murder Complex

“Until they rip us apart, and even then, I'll fight.”
Lindsay Cummings, The Murder Complex

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Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms) Thanks for accepting my request! :)

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Abi Hi Lindsay
Thanks for accepting my friend request. :)
By the way, tell Meadow Woodson I said "Hi :)" .

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Lindsay,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :0
I can't wait to read your novel 'The Murder Complex' - it looks amazing!

Best wishes for more books in the future,

message 16: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me Lindsay! :)

Katherine Thanks lindsay for the friend request, oh your book does sound interesting - added it to my to-read shelf.
Hope to talk to you about books soon :)

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L. Wells Hi

Thanks for becoming my goodreads friend, all the best with the book :) we'll keep an eye out for it :) very exciting time ahead for you I can imagine :) so jealous you have your own horse, we have four mad dogs along with the rest of the motley crew here :) Were 20tho words into our second book :) Laura

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Paul Thanks for the add Lindsay and I hope that you are having a great day.

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Leann Thanks for the friend request, Lindsay!

(You're training in Mixed Martial Arts? Very cool!)

Yanaiale Thank you for your friendvite on GR :D

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Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Lindsay! If you ever need a Paranormal/Urban Fantasy fix then I recommend you check out my blog! I've started doing giveaways for great series to my followers:

Happy reading!

Brooke HAHA! Team Tucker vs Team Christian is from Unearthly by Cynthia Hand!! lol

Celine Hey Lidsay,

Thanks for the book recommendations. :)

Ceitidh Hi dear! So happy to see you here ^-^ muah!!!

Kelly/yllektra Hi Lindsay!
Thanks for adding me! :)
And good luck with your book! :)

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Ela Thanks for accepting! :)

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Ela Thanks for accepting! :)

Sarah Thanks for the friend request (and recommendation) Lindsay:)

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David Housholder Thanks for the add, Lindsay!

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