Lindsay Downs

Biography

What does it take to be a bestselling author? Determination, skill, talent, luck or taking a risk with a venture into a totally new genre. For me it was a little of some and a lot of the others.
In 2008 when I got two books published I thought it was due to skill; little did I know it was more luck than anything. Over the next three years I wrote, submitted, got rejected. I then did what I tell everyone who asks; I wrote some more. I didn’t give up.
More on a dare than anything I tried my hand at a regency, one of the most difficult genres because of the rules, which I might add I broke almost every one. Within two days of its release the book was on a best seller list and stayed there for two months.
Turns out it is all of the aforementioned.
After two failed marriages, one from divorce while with the other died unexpectedly I decided upon retirement to move. That opportunity came in September 2012 when I migrated to Texas.
For me, as a multipublished author, it was one of the best things I’ve done to date. Now, every day I can write, creating stories to take my readers to places they can only dream about.
I’m also a member of the Published Authors Network (PAN) by the Romance Writers of America (RWA).

Where to find Lindsay Downs online


Books

A Collie Rescue
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Series: Emily Dahill, CID, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,640. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Astraea Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Former Army Sergeant Sandi Charleston, diagnosed with PTSD and homeless, barely survives day to day. By a miracle of fate, she meets Taz, a uniquely special collie, who helps turn her life around. It's only through him she finds the courage to go head-to-head with her worst enemy—terrorists bent on mass destruction.
Emily Dahill, CID, Part Two
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Series: Emily Dahill, CID, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,170. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012 by Astraea Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » War
Tears-Bullied at school, Mary Todd is about to give up when Dakota and Emily come to her rescue. Friends and Family-Dakota helps a she-wolf and her cubs while continuing to cause mischief. Guardian-Against all odds Dakota works to protect Emily from her boyfriend and herself. The Loser-Emily and Dakota step into intrigue when a soldier can’t hit the target with any consistency.
A Body in the Attic
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Series: Emily Dahill, CID, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,670. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012 by Astraea Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Special Agent Emily Dahill, Dakota along with her team of technicians are sent to Master Sergeant Annabelle Carlyle’s Victorian style house for what they think is a simple break-in. What they find however, turns out to be even more ominous.
A Dog Gone Christmas
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Series: Emily Dahill, CID, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,730. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012 by Astraea Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
When a call for paws goes out, five friends bring their collies to a friend’s house, 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 leads her seven puppies to safety from danger. By a miracle of fate, the two mother collies find each other.
Emily Dahill CID Part 1
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Series: Emily Dahill, CID, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Astraea Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
4 story collection with "Final Mission," "A Body in the Snow," "Right Place, Wrong Day," and "Dog on Fishing."

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