Friday, December 11, 2015

A Christmas Stamp by Cynthia Hickey ends 12/14



Please welcome Cynthia Hickey to my blog this week. Cynthia is giving away a copy of her book, A Christmas Stamp. Be sure to leave a comment today and check out Wednesday's interview with Cynthia. Leave a comment both days for a better chance to win! Don't forget to leave your email address and let me know if you are a follower of my blog. 

WHY I BECAME A WRITER

Funny how this roller-coaster business can tug on someone until it’s either write or die. A bit dramatic, yes, but that’s how most writers feel.

I started reading at the young age of five and became hooked on words and stories. Being a shy child, I would make up stories to act out, but it wasn’t until Junior High and an English teacher assigned a writing project that I realized how much I loved putting the story to paper. I began writing short stories in which my younger brother was featured as the hero or I’d write a romance featuring me and whatever boy I had a crush on at the time.

When I turned fifteen, I wrote my first “real story” about terrorists taking over a high school. Funny how I have now seen that very plot made into a movie. I couldn’t be stopped after that first “book”. I kept writing, keeping my stories in a notebook, which I unfortunately lost when I married and moved out of state. Then, life happened and I didn’t take up writing again until the age of forty when my children were older and I had time to devote to it.

In 2007, I published my first cozy mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, with Barbour Publishing and haven’t slowed down since. Forty books later, and several genres added to the mix, I have no intentions of stopping this crazy career any time soon. It’s as much a part of me as breathing.



7 comments:

  1. I love Cynthia's covers! This story sounds delightful!

    I follow via email psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  2. Love reading how you got started. Love the covers you design. Would love a copy of your book.

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  3. Love reading how you got started. Love the covers you design. Would love a copy of your book.

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  4. I have read a couple of Cynthia's books and loved them. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this one.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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  5. I love snow globes and see this one is from Noel, MO! I'm a Missourian! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I love the cover of Cynthia's book and it makes me think of the many different designs of Christmas stamps that I have seen over the years. Wish I had saved them!
    I follow by email.
    Blessings and Merry Christmas!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. What a beautiful cover and the excerpt is divine. I look forward to reading this. I am a feedburner follower.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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