Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Guest Arrives!

...and is interviewed. The charming and talented Cindy Hickey dropped by to answer a few of my little questions regarding how/why she writes such fun, suspenseful books. Here's her take on it all:

Cindy, when you’re not writing, what do you like most to read?

Wow, I love reading romantic suspense. Something to keep me turning the pages and holding my breath. Something that makes me want to keep the light on.

If you didn’t write in your chosen genre, which would you write, and why?

My agent has decided I have a historical voice. This still makes me smile, as I never thought I’d write in that genre. So, I’ve several Historical Romance proposals out there. Of course, they all have a mystery or a touch of suspense in them.

Where do you see the Christian fiction market going in the near-term?

I see it expanding by leaps and bounds, even more so in the ebook market.

What has been your biggest challenge since you decided to seek publication?

Getting that foot in the door the first time. Persistence pays off. You must keep moving forward, day by day, inch by inch. Never give up.

Name a few of your favorite authors.

Brandilyn Collins, Dorothy Gabaldon, Dean Koontz, Julie Lessman.

Care to share a writing habit you cannot do without?

Have some chocolate with you! I tend to zone out into plotting land with some dark chocolate M&Ms at hand.

Thanks, Cindy, for giving us your insights. Of course, she forgot to name Kinnard, but I don't write suspense, so maybe that's the reason.

Here's a thumbnail of her recent book cover. Isn't it a honey?

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