Saturday, February 23, 2013

Why I Write for Astraea Press: Lindsay Downs

Have you ever wanted to write a book with a different kind of hero? Well, I did.

Have you ever wanted to write a book that could appeal to almost age group? Well, I did.

Have you ever tried to find a publisher who would take your project on? Well, I did and it’s called Astraea Press.

I’m talking about my Emily Dahill series with Dakota, a tri-color collie, as the hero. All the books are perfect for readers from eight to eighty without.

With these books I was able to be more myself while at the same time strengthening my voice, which has helped in my latest series, The House of Somerset.

Then we have the challenge of writing outside our comfort zone. I’m talking about the regency books released last year for Christmas. Even though I love reading the genre I’d always said I’d never write it. But, this opportunity was too good to pass up.

With several regency authors already USA Today best sellers I knew, if I had a question or problem, I had a source of information and help. On several occasions I had to call on one or more for advice.

That’s one of the great things about the authors with AP, if you have a question or problem with part of the story they’re there to to help.

The editors, to many to list, are some of the best in the business and we’ve got the finest cover artist, Elaina Lee, going.

Of course we can’t forget Opal Campbell, who works tirelessly in coming up and or creating the best in promotional opportunities.

Last but not least, none of this would be possible without Stephanie Taylor. Tired of working for someone else she saw a need for a publisher exclusively dedicated to releasing sweet books.

Thank you for starting Astraea Press, allowing me to be a part of it and may you have many more years of success. 

Lindsay Downs
A Body in the Attic by Lindsay Downs


  1. Amen, Lindsay! It's so nice that AP not only helps you refine your craft, but encourages you to reach out and expand into new territory.

  2. Lindsay would love to read more about your new book and too your regency. Do you have a site? Nice meeting you!