Muriel Lindsay the Person
1. What three words do you think describe you as a human being?
Sensitive, playful, creative
2. How do you think others would describe you?
Adventurous, caring, creative
3. Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.
The ocean and its creatures
4. Do you have any pets? If so, introduce us to them
Ridley Yukon of the North - highly intelligent blue eyed half Border Collie/half Husky who can say the words (in English) "Hello Mama"; his best friend Annie, a full bred Husky with a heart of gold but who would kill to put food on the table if it came to that; 18 year old golden long hair cat named Harriett who is the Queen and is flourishing, and 2 year old hoot and a half, very smart, more dog than cat tho in a cat's body Percy, who loves the beach and chasing crabs .
5. What is your most precious memory?
Certain dolphin encounters I have had
6. What is your most embarrassing memory?
I must have repressed it . . nothing comes to mind
7. If you weren't a writer, what would you be doing with your life?
A nature photographer (which I do lots of anyhow)
8. In two paragraphs or less write your obituary.
Muriel Lindsay, the writer: She loved life and most of all the natural world. She felt at home with nature. She loved being physical and traveled the world exploring remote places to feel the energies of the ancient past and be informed by them. She fell in love with dolphins and whales and it was a lifelong love affair. There came a time when she could give back to them through writing and she chose to do that. They taught her and showed her things we all could use, and she shared it through the written and spoken word. The bond always remained something of a mystery but was a constant thread til the end of her days.
Muriel Lindsay the Writer
9. Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer?
Writing has always been second nature. I never thought of it as an identity any more than I would call myself a "breather" because I have always breathed. It is just a natural thing to me and always has been.
10. What is going on with your writing these days?
Three different projects are percolating and vying for position for me to attend to. I am allowing plenty of percolating before I seriously jump in. Also, I am still newly nursing (marketing) my book that came out in September.
11. What are your future goals for your writing?
To keep writing as long as the inspiration is there. As I said, I have three projects in the works, two of them half done and also a half done screen play.
12. Can you describe a typical writing day for you?
I write mostly in the white heat of inspiration (sometimes for hours on end) and then, once I have the bare bones, develop a rhythm of daily re-writes. My discipline is not based on an external clock but on an internal understanding of how to get the job done in my own unique way. Rigid schedules do not work for me so I have no "typical" day.
13. Why do you write?
To find out what I know, think, feel and believe.
14. What writer most inspires you? Why?
I am a big fan of Tom Robbins. He is just brilliant and informed and irreverent in an enlightening way. And his creativity is off the roof. And Kurt Vonnegut. What can I say. . . he is a national treasure. He is not bitter or cynical even though he sees the "offness" of a culture gone awry so clearly And Carlos Eyles, who has written magnificently about being in love with the sea. He is like my underwater soul mate.
15. How do you define your writing?
Conversational in tone. Simple. Heartful and easy for people to see me in it.
16. In one sentence-what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years?
You can tell she loved her subject matter and she certainly made it clear why she should.
Muriel Lindsay the Details
17. Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website? Blog?
www.thedolphinpost (currently being re-done)
18. Is there a place where readers can reach you?
Email: email@example.com or www.thedolphinpost.com
19. Can you list all your book titles so people can look for them?
The Chronicles of the Savannah River Dolphins (currently out). Books in progress are: Deep in the Delphic Wave (autobiographical); The Adventures of Toby, the Dolphin from Tybee (fictional children's book); From Easy With Love (screenplay); Big Brain Dying (a wake up call about sound pollution in the oceans).
20. For new readers-what can they expect when they read your book(s)?
Hopefully to look at things somewhat differently and to feel expanded in heart and mind.
21. Take as much space as necessary to speak to our readers-what would you like them to know about you and your writing?
In conclusion: Thank anyone for taking the time to check out what I have taken the time to share. That is a wonderful gift to me and I would hope what I share can be a gift to you. My main message is love the privilege of being alive and part of nature, and always take care of her. Play by her rules. She knows best.