Lindsey Lee Johnson holds a master of professional writing degree from the University of Southern California and a BA in English from the University of California at Davis. She's taught writing at USC, Clark College, and Portland State University, and has served as a tutor and mentor at a private learning center, where her focus has been teaching writing to teenagers. Born and raised in Marin County, she now lives with her husband in Los Angeles. The Most Dangerous Place on Earth is her debut novel.
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth, a California bestseller and California Book Award Finalist for First Fiction, was published by Random House in 2017. The book was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, an American Booksellers Association Indie Next Pick, a LibraryReads Pick, a Book of the Month Club Pick, and People Magazine's Book of the Week. Translations have been published or are forthcoming in Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, and Turkey. Television rights to the novel have been optioned by HBO.