**AUTHOR PEEK** Interview with Author, CYNTHIA WOOLF
Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a fulltime writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share.
I’m married to the love of my life and write full time now. I was laid off in June of 2011 and it’s turned out to be the best thing that could have happened for me. I decided then and there to write full time and see if I could make a living at it. Thankfully I am and so I write full time now.
I like to garden, especially the planting, not the weeding. I also like to fish and to read. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to go fishing in a few years. Just too much else going on.
1. How did you get started writing?
I started writing at a young age. My first story was when I was about ten and concerned me and a little boy I had a crush on. I still remember his name, David Williams. And no, I have no idea whatever became of him.
2. What genre(s) do you write in and why?
I write in two genres. Scifi/futuristic and western/historical. I like the idea of pioneers and cowboys whether on the frontier of earth in the 1880’s or in the frontier of space in 2013.
3. What is your favorite part of writing?
Brainstorming. Coming up with the scenes for the book and talking with my critique partners who help me brainstorm my book.
4. What is your least favorite part of writing?
Writing the sagging middle. That’s where I usually get stuck. Trying to write when nothing seems to be working is another bad part of the process and something that we all have to work through.
5. Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
Everywhere. Dreams. TV. Movies. Sitting at Starbucks. You just never know when an idea is going to strike.
6. What is it that makes your writing different from all the others in your genre?
Me. I’m what makes it different. I don’t write like anyone else and no one else writes like me. We all have our own styles.
7. Are you an avid reader? When you do read someone else’s writing, what is your favorite genre?
I love to read all genre’s. Right now I’m on an erotica and contemporary short romance kick. Before that it was historical. I’m getting ready to change it up again and have some paranormals in my sights. I’m enjoying stories about werewolves right now, too.
8. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?
I just published my book Heiress Bride on March 19th. It’s the second story in my Matchmaker & Co series about mail order brides.
Links to Cynthia’s website, blog, books, etc.
Check out the 1st book in the Matchmaker & Co. series, too!
BE SURE TO COME BACK to read more about Cynthia and her novel, HEIRESS BRIDE, on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench!
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Cynthia will give away a $5 STARBUCKS card to one of her lucky readers who comments on either her Monday Interview or Wednesday Book Bench blogs!! Winner will be randomly selected and announced Monday, April 1, 2013. Thanks, Cynthia, for sharing your story with us!