Constance Lindgreen has been scribbling — stories, poems, and three as-yet-unpublished novels — and reading everything she could get her hands on since the age of six. The most frequently-read authors on her shelves include Tolstoy, Turgenev, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Shakespeare, Trollope, Proust, Henry James, and Homer. After a more than 30-year career in IT which took her from her native United States to England and Denmark, she and her husband retired to France.
A confirmed expat, she is passably fluent in Danish and French.
She is currently the leader of the Crossroads Writers of Fontainebleau.
Publications and awards:
2015: "A Restaurant in Venice" won Runner-Up in the International Club of Bordeaux competition.
2016: "A Case in Point," was selected for inclusion in the Gascony Writers 2016 Anthology and received a Special Mention in the 2017 Pushcart Prize XLII.
2017: In September, Korongo Press published Blue Fountain, an anthology of works by the Crossroads Writers Club, which includes three of her works. In December, "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!.
2019: Kaleidoscope, Short works from the Crossroads Writers Club of Fontainebleau, which she co-edited and published in October, contains several short stories and poems. In her role as translator, she produced the English version of a survey of artistic and cultural interchanges: "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.