NNU Recognizes Lindsey Bramson—A Published Writer

May 13, 2009, 9:52 am

Northwest Nazarene University sophomore Lindsey Bramson recently became a published writer with her own book, Guardian Soldier.

Lindsey is an English major with a minor in Spanish who grew up in Benton City, Wash. where she graduated from Kiona-Benton City High School. She was highly involved in sports and clubs, but especially enjoyed writing. For her high school senior project Lindsey decided to write a story that, after a year of writing, became her book, Guardian Soldier.

The story line for Guardian Soldier is set in Russia during World War II. The historical background is that in 1941 there began a 900-day siege of Leningrad (present day St. Petersburg) by German troops and the only way to escape was to cross Lake Ladoga. The main character, Nicolae, is a 15-year old Russian boy who escapes across this lake, but he unwillingly takes along with him a nine-year old Jewish orphan girl named Esther. The story continues on to tell of their journey from Russia to a hideout in Finland, and includes the people they encounter along the way. Christian themes are at work throughout the book.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the events of WWII because it changed so much in history. I believed this time period had a lot for me to work with, and when I thought of my senior project, without hesitation I knew I wanted to write a story. I put the two together and came up with the Guardian Soldier.”

This year, Lindsey contacted Xlibris, a publishing company, and sent them her manuscript that they turned into a book. “It was pretty exciting to get my copy of the book in the mail!”

Lindsey is contacting local Christian bookstores for an outlet to sell her book. Guardian Soldier is available on Xlibris’s website at or by calling 1-888-795-4274.

Northwest Nazarene University, a Christian comprehensive university, offers over 60 areas of study, master’s degree programs in eleven disciplines, accelerated degree programs, concurrent credit for high school students, and a variety of continuing education credits. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 10,000 continuing education students, and 1,900 high school students through the concurrent credit program.

Photo Caption: Author Lindsey Bramson pictured with her book, Guardian Soldier.

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