Friday, August 7, 2015

INTERVIEW WITH CYNTHIA HICKEY



Multi-published and Amazon Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries and two novellas published through Barbour Publishing. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series, all of which stay in the top 50 of Amazon’s ebooks for their genre. She has several historical romances releasing in 2013, 2014, 2015 through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents, and has sold more than 350,000 copies of her works. Cynthia is active on FB, twitter, and Goodreads, and is a contributor to Cozy Mystery Magazine blog and Suspense Sisters blog. She is a featured speaker/teacher at ACFW national. She and her husband run the small press, Forget Me Not Romances, which includes some of the CBA’s well-known authors, and Take Me Away Books. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs and two cats. She has seven grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer.” Visit her website at www.cynthiahickey.com

INTERVIEW

1. When did you discover your love for the written word?

My mother said that, not having a Kindergarten close enough for me to attend as a child, that she taught me to read. I took to it easily and have always read above my level. Once I discovered the many worlds between the pages of a book, I was hooked.

2. When did you begin your writing career?

I’ve made up stories for as long as I can remember, but it isn’t until a few years ago that I actually began to take the writing process seriously. My first novel, Fudge-Laced Felonies, was released through Barbour in 2007.

3. Tell us something that people may not know about you?

I’ve been on television twice. Once on the backdrop of a weather report filmed on Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas and another time when a documentary was being filmed at the Pickle Plant where I worked.

4. Do you have a secret desire that may not ever come true?

I’ve always thought it would be a blast to be in a movie. Not a walk on character, but an actual main character. An insane person would be fun.

5. Do you have a favorite book? The one book I own that has stood the test of time is Gone With the Wind and Little Women. I still love them.

6. A favorite author?

I’d have to say that in today’s market, I love Diana Gabaldon. Her Outlander characters are so rich, I feel as if I know them.

7. Do you have a favorite book that you’ve written?

No, I can’t say that I do. I guess Fudge would be it if I had to pick, it being my first and all.

8. Any suggestions for pre-pubbed authors?

Never, ever, give up. If you’re meant to be an author, you need to write as much as you need to breathe.

 


JOGGING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH
 
A NEW NEIGHBOR BRINGS STORMI'S MOST CHALLENGING MYSTERY YET!

When Stormi's nephew asks her to help him stop the abuse to a friend of his, Stormi is more than willing to step in. What she finds is worse than anything she imagined. No amount of research prepared her for a group of men so evil, Stormi must dig deep inside herself and call on God to rescue the man she loves.
 






Cynthia is giving away a copy of her book, JOGGING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH, book five in her Nosy Neighbor series! If you'd like a chance to win, leave a comment, along with your contact information. Also let us know if you want an ebook or a print copy. U.S. only, please!

16 comments:

  1. Good interview & thank you for the giveaway

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  2. Looking forward to reading this one! Kristie tklovenest (at) aol [.] {com}

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  3. I love the name of this book and I would love to win it. angelachesnut246@gmail.com

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  4. Thanks fir a great interview. It would be cool to be in a movie someday, wouldn't it? Thanks for the chance to read your book .
    Deana
    Jhdwayne@peoplepc.com

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  5. Thank you for sharig Cynthia. I love cozy mysteries and would love a print copy of this story. rebunting@yahoo.com

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  6. Good interview and I love your books.
    linderellar at yahoo.

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  7. Love the title of your book! Sounds fun. I love to read mysteries and would read it in any format. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. steveandellengray(at)yahoo

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  8. I'm sorry to say, Cynthia is a new author to me. I love a good Christian mystery & I'd love to win a print copy! Thanks so much!
    rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  9. Enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at) yahoo(dot) com

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  10. Good interview Cynthia . I would love to win your book . Thanks for the chance to win . lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I love cozy mysteries and I would love to win a print copy of Cynthia's book.
    Thank you and blessings to both of you!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. This is one for my wanted list! I'd love to win either type copy of Cynthia's book ;)
    dkstevensneAToutlookD otCoM

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  13. All the comments are wonderful, ladies. This is the 5th book in the series. The series is a blast to write.

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  14. Cynthia, thanks for letting us know more about you. I absolutely love the title of this book...I've always thought that was true.

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  15. Enjoyed reading the interview. Love the title of the book. Would love to win the book.

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  16. I just loved Fudge Laced Felonies! I had no idea it was Cynthia's first book. I have to say that Barbour is what got me into cozy mysteries. I wish they still had the line. I have read the first two in the Nosy Naighbor series. Time to catch up.
    Anyway great interview! Thanks for the chance to win!
    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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