Lindsay Downs is back in the Garden

Good Morning! It’s a new day, a new interview! Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay welcome back to the garden. One of my favorite guests. Thanks for agreeing! Everyone pile on the food—I say as I watch ever calorie I take in—you guys eat it all I won’t be tempted. Don’t forget to comment, I have a holiday blog contest going strong. Check the details on my web site.

Mary: So Lindsay, when you were a small one, what was your favorite holiday tradition? And what is the one tradition you’ve let go of and you regret?

Lindsay: My favorite holiday tradition, my parents let us kids open one, and only one, present of our choice before going to bed. First though we had to put up our stockings for Santa to fill and make sure there were cookies and milk for him.

Over the years I’ve developed my own holiday tradition, giving back to the community. To learn more about that please stop back to

Mary: Okay to be honest, I’ve had you as a guest so many times I’m trying to remember what I’ve asked you in the past so I won’t repeat myself. However, I just hopped over to you web site, and remembered you have a new Christmas book coming out. SOOOO.. Please share a blurb and a buy link from your new book.

Lindsay: Blurb: When a call for paws goes out, five friends bring their collies without question to a friend’s house. They learn the collies are needed to help seven children with the grief of losing a parent in Iraq or Afghanistan. Now, with seven friends, four collie yearlings and their mother, they set out to help the children
Not far away a mother hopefully leads her seven puppies to safety from a man intent on selling them for illicit purposes.
By a miracle of fate the two mother collies find each other right before the man sells the puppies.
That Christmas morning will be one the children will remember all their lives and they are united with the puppies.

To request an autograph on your kindle (my author page)
Buy links for A Dog Gone Christmas
Astraea Press
Barnes & Noble
All Romance 

Let’s all stand up and dance naked in the snow. Just kidding. It’s a bit cold so why don’t you all warm up your drinks and grab some more snacks.

Mary: What inspired you to write this story?

Lindsay: For those who don’t know or aren’t aware, the original Kebi was a rescue collie. The original plan was to have Kebi, the fictional character, and her first litter, with partners, get together for the holidays. Somehow they would find and rescue a group of puppies and their mother. Then I thought about the children who won’t be seeing or talking with their deployed, in Iraq or Afghanistan, parent because said parent had been killed. These children suffer as much, if not more, than we know or are aware.
One of the many talents the original Kebi had was that of a therapy dog so I thought it would be an interesting idea to have the collies do just that to a group of very young children. And as typical with me I had no idea what was going to happen when.

Mary: And now please tell all the new people who are reading this where to find you. Web site, Facebook, Twitter, blog and anywhere else you can think of.

Lindsay: I would also like to point out that for every copy of the book sold I’ll be making a donation to the collie rescue groups where I found my Kebi.
Murders and Mysteries

Thanks Lindsay for visiting us again. You’re always a welcome guest.


Mary said…
Thanks for visiting us again Lindsay! I love Christmas stories.
Lindsay said…
Mary it's great being back here again.
I'm sure your readers will enjoy the Christmas story.
Anne K Albert said…
This sounds like such a heartwarming story, Lindsay! Happy holidays to you and yours.

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