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Constance (Bell) Lindgreen, born in St. Augustine, Florida, grew up on the move, following her peripatetic aerospace-scientist father and poet mother to at least twenty cities, and resulting in an incurable case of wanderlust and love of discovery. She studied classics at St. John's College, Annapolis, MD, applying her knowledge of grammar, rhetoric, and logic to a career as an international executive at a large IT firm. She worked in the US, England, and Denmark, before retiring to France. 

A chance encounter with Nanowrimo pushed her to try her hand at novellas. After joining the Crossroads Writers Club of Fontainebleau in 2013, she aimed for a larger audience, both in France and the U.S.

Her story, "A Restaurant in Venice" won Runner-Up in the 2015 competition of The International Club of Bordeaux. In 2016, her story, "A Case in Point," was selected for inclusion in the Gascony Writers 2016 Anthology.  "A Case in Point" received a Special Mention in the 2017 Pushcart Prize XLII.


In September 2017, Korongo Press published Blue Fountain, an anthology of works by the Crossroads Writers Club, which includes three of her works.


In December 2017, "Lost and Found" and "It's in the Bag" won the Silver Medal and Judges Pick prizes in the 2017 Creative Writing Institute's competition. Both were published in CWI's themed Anthology, Lost!


Kaleidoscope, Short works from the Crossroads Writers Club of Fontainebleau, which she co-edited, was published in October 2019. It contains several short stories and poems.


In her role as translator, she produced the English version of a survey of artistic and cultural interchanges between French and North American painters, sculptors and musicians. "Destins Croisés/Intertwined Destinies - Montigny sur Loing et les Américains," released in December 2019.  


She is also currently at work on a novel set in 1850s Denmark, and a collection of short stories.