When he heard I was doing a series of kid interviews, he was right there, panting, if you will, to be a part of it. So, Lindsay asked the questions, and knowing Dakota like she does, translated the answers to me. Please enjoy the question-and-answer ramblings of my favorite collie's mind.
THE KID’S INTERVIEW
Dakota, age 4, interviews his author mom, Lindsay
Q. Can you name all your Mom’s books?
Dakota: Yes. Emily Dahill, CID Part 1, A Dog Gone Christmas, A Body in the Attic, Emily Dahill, CID Part 2 and A Collie Rescue.
Q. Which is your favorite and why?
Dakota: It’s really hard to say which is my favorite as each book has some great scenes in them. Thinking about it though I’d really have to say A Collie Rescue is far and above the best. This book features a homeless vet and the heroine and her struggle to live day to day.
Q. When does your Mom write? Where in the house? Describe her writing area.
Dakota: She writes in both the afternoon and evening. She’s got a desk near the living room so she can watch TV while writing. Her writing area, a total mess. Papers all over the desk and behind her is a white board where she writes notes about one or more of her WIP’s.
Q. What are you doing when Mom is writing?
Dakota: I usually sleep.
Q. If Mom got rich and famous, what would you want her to do with the money?
Dakota: Let’s wait and see when that happens because what I’d want now I might not want when she is.
Q. Do you read your Mom’s books?
Dakota: I don’t know how to read
Q. Do you think you do better in school because Mom is a writer?
Dakota: I don’t go to school
Q. Do your friends know what your Mom writes? Do you tell them?
Dakota: Well my half-bro, Sparkie the cat, does but that’s about it.
Q. Do you want to be a writer when you grow up? If not, what do you want to be.
Dakota: No, I’m happy being a collie thank you.
Q . If you could dedicate a book to your Mom, what would you say?
Dakota: To the world’s best Mom.
Lindsay has a new release coming up for the Christmas season, this recent cover heralding a new Emily Dahill book, and is busy working on two other manuscripts starring the irrepressible Dakota. Make contact and find out what's coming soon!