Dear Readers, here’s another debut author.
Welcome Cindy. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
In Swept Away, I do see characteristics of myself in Sari (Grandma) she loves the things I love, but she was truthfully patterned off a combination of both of my grandmothers.
What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
Got married at a quarter to midnight by the county judge AFTER buying the marriage license at 10:30 pm the same evening.
When did you first discover that you were a writer?
I have been making up and telling stories for years, while working with children in Sunday School and children's church. I began writing book reviews six years ago, but I have always written in a journal since I was a teen.
Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
Suspense and mystery are my favorite, contemporary is next. The only books I do not read much of are sci-fi and fantasy novels.
How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
I am not sure I do some days, but there comes a time when you just have to slow down and stop. Saying no and being choosy about the things I volunteer to do, helps keep the insanity at a manageable level.
How do you choose your characters’ names?
I just go with names I like. For Swept Away, I chose the town I wanted my characters to live near, and then chose a form of that name as their last name (
What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Wow, just one. I think I have to say that I am proud of homeschooling my son through graduation.
If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
A cat, it is all about the attitude.
What is your favorite food?
Chicken, I love it, could eat chicken every day and not get tired of it.
My husband and I eat a lot of chicken, too. What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
For me personally, grammar is my enemy, and the rules of writing, and I am pretty positive I have not overcame it.
Tell us about the featured book.
He survived a life-altering event. She is facing one.
Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her grandmother who doesn’t want to be cared for. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned.
Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but also as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between him and his new employer’s granddaughter.
It doesn’t take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn’t what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts online researching him. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Sara Jane Morgan gasped for breath, scanning the crowded pathways. Everyone showed up for the Heritage Festival, which was good for the artists and vendors, but bad for her.
Especially considering . . .
No. She couldn’t voice her concerns. At least not yet. But losing a loved one in this mob would cause anyone to panic. This was why mothers kept their toddlers locked securely in strollers and older children attached to harnesses with straps.
But one couldn’t exactly fasten a grandmother to a leash. And Sara Jane, being a grown woman, shouldn’t be having a panic attack.
She pulled in a shaking breath and forced herself to calm down. She could handle this. Stepping to the side of the paved walkway, she let a woman pushing a double stroller pass, then a man driving a motorized wheelchair. She feigned interest in the open-air tent beside her. A display of corncob dolls. People still made them?
Well, this was the
Appalachians. There were tourists
here from all over the country who expected to find mountain handcrafts for
How can readers find you on the Internet?
Twitter handle: @cndloven
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/cndloven/Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Cindy-Loven/e/B00J54NEQY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your book with us today.
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Swept Away - Christianbook.com
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