This story had me at shifted reality.I also had the pleasure to talk with Cindy, the Author, and what a pleasure it was!
The story is Searching by Cindy Cipriano (The Fading Series, #2), released a few days back in the Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult genre.
A fast-paced fantasy romance with rich characters and immersive storytelling,Searching is the second book in theFading series by award-winning author Cindy Cipriano.
To say Leath is traveling light is an understatement. She’s only bringing three things on her trip. One is a silver heart locket—a gift from her longtime best-friend-turned-boyfriend Victor Santana. Next is a wedding token in the shape of a J, from James Turner. And of course, she’s packing her pistol. That’s it. She knows that when she leaves Woodvine, even her own mother may not remember her in the shifted reality that will be left behind. Bringing anything else would be pointless. But she’s driven now, by something that eclipses everything else, something she just got back: her memories. And now that she remembers James—she won’t stop searching until she finds him.
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And here she is, Cindy! Thank you for being here. Cindy lives in North Carolina with her husband, son and their 27 pets.
Just three dogs who think they are children and three cats who think they are raccoons. It only seems as if they make 27. When Cindy isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and the avoidance of cooking.
Cindy’s first novel, The Circle, Book One of The Sidhe won the 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Silver Award for Pre-Teen Fiction – Fantasy. Other titles in the series include The Choice, Book Two of The Sidhe (2015) and The Lost, Book Three of The Sidhe (2017). This seven-book series is published by Odyssey Books.
Miller’s Island Mysteries #1 The Case of the Toxic River (2017) is the first in her eleven-book science mystery series (Vulpine Press). #2 The Case of the Catalyst will release in 2018.
Look for Fading, the first in her young adult series, in April 2018. (Clean Teen Publishing). Fading is the tale of first loves and the consequence of dreaming up Mr. Right.
Let’s start with some question about being a writers. Do you hope to be a full-time writer?
When you write, do you need silence, or do you listen to music?
Music. Loud. I wear headphones or ear buds so I don’t disturb the other writers at the coffee shop.
Let’s talk titles – do they come to you before or after you write the book?
Every single time before, until now. I’m writing book three of the series and I’ve yet to decide on a title. Suggestions?
Do you use an outline?
(Is my editor reading this?) (Vivi: Dunno. Let’s play it cool, just in case.) Then yes!
Well, most of the time.
When I use an outline, the writing definitely goes a lot faster and there are fewer edits later on. But when I fall in love with a story, sometimes I write without a map just so I can hold onto the story a little longer. Fading was written without an outline, but the sequel, Searching was written with one.
How long does it you to take to write a book?
It depends on the deadline. Seriously, the longest was eight months and the shortest time it took for me to write a novel was 13 days. (The deadline was looming.)
Now, let’s talk about you. What was your most embarrassing moment?
Stick around, these tend to happen on a daily basis.
Truth or Dare?
Dare. That one time in the middle of the night when we dared each other to go over the local golf course and…
Where ever my family is, that’s my favorite place.
Anything savory. I don’t really have a sweet tooth.
Any restaurant works. For any meal.
I listen to lots of stuff. Favorites are from 2000 to present.
My red velvet candle. Unfortunately, it’s been discontinued.
Caramel with almond milk.
The North Carolina coastline, particularly the Emerald Isle.
“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” — Winston Churchill.
Thank you, Cindy! If you want to keep in touch with Cindy, you can find her here:
- Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box (Intl winner would get eBook prizes)