Hey Storytellers, we have Lindsay Mattick, author of FINDING WINNIE, on the show today. I’m very excited to finally share her story with you!
We all can agree that Winnie-the-Pooh is, more than likely, the most recognized bear. But did you know that Winnie was inspired by a REAL bear? Most of us grew up loving Winnie, holding A.A. Milne’s creation to heart.
Wait till you hear Lindsay’s incredible true story about how she is directly connected to the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh!
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
Lindsay’s phenomenal true story about her direct ties to Winnie-the-Pooh
- Digging deep into your family history to find stories that universally resonate with readers
- How reading out loud can develop a strong sense of rhythm for children’s books
How Lindsay chose which perspective to write her story in
- How owning and running her full-time PR agency heightens her creativity for her stories
Learn More About Lindsay Mattick
Lindsay Mattick is the author of Finding Winnie, a new picture book which explores her family’s unique connection to the world’s most famous bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. Born in Winnipeg, Lindsay spent her summer days collecting lucky stones on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, finding adventures in her red wagon. As the great-granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn, Lindsay grew up thinking of Winnie as her own ‘great-grandbear’. She has shared her family’s story as a radio documentary, spearheaded an original exhibition, and participated in Canada’s National Arts Council UK tour to commemorate WWI. After working in public relations for over a decade crafting other peoples stories, Lindsay is very excited to share one of her own. Today, she is likely still found with sand between her toes on the beaches of Toronto, her son Cole in tow, in his own Radio Flyer. Finding Winnie is Lindsay’s latest adventure and proof that dreams come true.
Lindsay’s Recommended Books & Resources:
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler