Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Remember when, as a child, you'd find a shiny coin on the ground and excitement filled you at what you could do with the shiny coin?

The beginning of a New Year is much the same for an author. A new horizon looms with promises of stories, conferences, contacts, and knowledge. Whatever failures the previous year held are now behind you. Hope rises before you.

As an author, I set yearly goals. Last year, I didn't meet all of those goals because sometimes life gets in the way. Let it. Don't despair. It's life's trials and tribulations that give you fodder for your stories. Instead, rejoice and move forward. A whole new set of goals lie before you.

Yes, I scheduled a full year again for 2017. Will I reach every goal I've set for myself? I'm optimistic that I can. If not, I'll take the new experiences with me into the next New Year.

May 2017 be blessed, your goals reachable, and your spirit soar! Happy Hopeful 2017.

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 had several historical romances release through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents, and has sold close to a million copies of her works since 2013. She has taught a Continuing Education class at the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers conference. You can find her on FB, twitter, and Goodreads, and is a contributor to Cozy Mystery Magazine blog and Suspense Sisters blog. She and her husband run the small press, Forget Me Not Romances, which includes some of the CBA’s best well-known authors. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs, two cats, three box turtles, and two Sulcata tortoises. She has eight grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”.

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