Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Kid Interview Series #6 - Lindsay Downs is interviewed by her 4 year old collie (Yes, it's a dog. All kids aren't human you know)

Probably the first and now best friend I have made since coming onto Facebook has been my fellow Astraea Press author, Lindsay Downs.  Lindsay's writing style is completely unlike ANYTHING I have seen or likely ever will see among my author friends.  You see, Lindsay writes suspense and military thrillers where the hero is a dog.  A collie, to be exact.  Dakota and I have become great friends over the past year or so.  He knows and enjoys my books and he tolerates his Mom's obsession for writing.
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.


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!

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