Where Dreams Meet the Business of Writing

Lindsay Downs

Pages of the Past

From Pages of the Past newsletter, 4/19/19 issue

While I learned about Lindsay Downs from reading some of his Regency writings, I’ve since learned that he is a master craftsman with whatever project he undertakes. His Upson Family Mysteries, set in the 1960s, are just as enjoyable. I’m happy to introduce you to Lindsay Downs this week. Welcome, Lindsay!

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Lindsay, what drew you to write historical fiction?

The challenge of having to dig into the past to uncover even
the tiniest fact which will bring the story to life. For example, in one of the
books in the Upson PI Mystery series, the time frame includes December 7, 1941,
the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. I wanted to find something which
was being broadcast on the radio that would have been interrupted so the
announcer could tell the listening audience what was happening. I did, a
professional football…

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