Meet the Founder


My name is Lindsay Straube. I'm a twenty-something writer currently based in Oakland, CA. I grapple with my 20s by spending an increasing amount of my free time writing psychological thriller novels and drinking whiskey on the rocks at my favorite neighborhood bars. Since a young age I always gravitated towards art, at one point dabbling in everything from painting, pottery, macrame, sewing, beading, embroidery, and jewelry making. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and absolutely love it there. My passions include reading, writing, cooking, and binge-watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I graduated from Willamette University with a degree in creative writing which I still wonder if I'll ever use.

I've traveled a fair amount in my life and think it's incredibly important. In high school I spent a year in Germany and in college I did a semester in Ireland where I traveled all over Europe including Amsterdam, Paris, Oslo, and Stockholm. Besides that, my family did a camping trip where we stayed in all 50 states and had a milkshake in every single one in order to see which one was the best (Wisconsin won, in case you were wondering).

A few fun facts about me so we can get to know each other: I won a "smallest ears" contest at summer camp once (I have insanely small ears). My favorite whiskey is Jameson, and I toured the factory when I was in Ireland. I tell people my favorite movie is Goodfellas, but if I'm being honest my actual favorite movie is Dirty Dancing. I've read the Harry Potter series an embarrassingly large amount of times, and tend to question the morals of people who say they haven't read any of them (I mean seriously - what is wrong with you?). I love macaroni, pasta, alfredo, lasagna, and anything drenched in a cream sauce. I would probably murder a man for a cheese plate. 

I founded The Creative Chronicle because I think art is important, and I think creativity is such a beautiful and nebulous concept that's unique to each individual person. I think it's vital that in this day and age when cell phones rule and the news channels get more depressing by the minute that we take time to honor art and remember what matters. It's essential that we don't lose our creativity, our ability to be unique, and our love for community. I want to showcase women creatives and make sure that their voices don't get lost in the shuffle. 

I can be reached at info@thecreativechronicle.com, through the contact page, or feel free to follow The Creative Chronicle on Instagram. For writing inquiries, please contact me through my personal site.

I seriously love hearing from people who read The Creative Chronicle - it makes my day when someone reaches out to me - so please please please don't hesitate to contact me! I would love to hear from you.