Today I welcome Lindsay Downs to the garden. He’s a fellow author, but we’re not going to discuss books. Well unless they’re cook books! LOL.
Mary: Pull up a seat and relax, have a little Pinot and some cheese if you’d like. So tell us all a bit about you. Where you live, what you like to do for entertainment.
Lindsay: Mary, thank you for inviting me to visit your garden. Looking around the garden is about the same size as the small town I call home. I call a small town south of Hartford, Connecticut home. Being an introvert, when not at my evening job, most of my free time is spent either reading or watching TV shows. I usually have to fight Kebi, my collie, for the remote especially when there’s a Lassie marathon on.
Mary: What is your favorite time of year? Why? And what foods and/or beverage do you associate with that time of year?
Lindsay: I don’t know if I have a favorite time of year. Each has an appeal along with a favorite food. Winter-pot roast or beef stew with a bold red. Spring-chicken in its many different and varied forms served with a Chablis. Summer-has to be hot dogs and hamburgers. For special occasions lobster-steamed. Beer, good beer, with any of the aforementioned. Fall is the one season I’m not particularly fond of.
Mary: I’ve noticed a trend with some of our friends… The food network! Just last week we went to an afternoon party—yes I blogged about it—to try a dish Braylon had found on the food network and wanted to try it for tailgating. Do you watch the food network? And if so what is your favorite show?
Lindsay: I don’t watch the channel much anymore. I use too years ago but now that I’m cooking only for myself and working second shift I’ve sort of lost interest in the shows.
Mary: Do you travel? Where do you like to go? What are your favorite wines and/or food in your favorite Country?
Lindsay: Right now my traveling is limited to writers conferences. I average three conferences a year and this year will be my first time at the SinC Crime Bake. This will also be the first time since 2006 I haven’t gone to the RWA National conference. Saving my money as I’m in the planning stages for a trip to England next year which will be part vacation and part research for the next in my Target Series.
Mary: Lindsay pour yourself another glass of wine. I have some more crackers if you’d like some also. Are you a small town or a big city type of guy? Why?
Lindsay: Small town type of guy. Hate the big cities. To many people rushing around.
Mary: Tell us who Kebi is. And do you take him, I assume it’s a him LOL, when you travel? What places to you find friendly to take your Kebi?
Lindsay: He’s almost an interview by himself but the short on him- he’s a rescue collie my late wife and I saved eight years ago. Unfortunately, he stays home when I travel because he is shy, like me, and gets nervous. and we all know what dogs so when they get nervous. I’ve got several friends how house sit him when I go away.
Mary: What interesting things happened while you were photographer at the Smithsonian? Also, what is your favorite place in D.C.?
Lindsay: the two weeks I spent with the Smithsonian internship program were interesting. I was able to have access to areas not normally available to the general public. Especially at the Tomb of the Unknowns. It’s not my favorite place but a place I visit, to say hi to a friend, The Wall. Also the Vietnam Womens Memorial statue located near The Wall.
Mary: If someone wants to know all about Lindsay Downs, where can they find you? Are you on Facebook or Twitter? Let us know all the details.
Lindsay: People can find me at my website- www.lindsaydowns.com or on Facebook and Twitter, when I remember to Tweet. You can also find me every Tuesday blogging at Nights of Passion- http://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com/
Thank you for joining me in the Garden today, Lindsay. Before you go have another glass of wine and relax a bit.