Interview with Cindy Kirk and a Giveaway!

Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance, and the authors visiting my blog answered them! This week, I am so happy to have Cindy Kirk as my guest. I really enjoyed this interview – especially the quote from her journal when she was a teenager. I love seeing dreams come true! Cindy is giving away 5 copies of the first book in her Seriously Sweet St. Louis series! Read on to see how you can become one of the winners!

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I started writing seriously after our daughter went away to college but from the time I’d been small, I’d made up stories. I’ve now written/published over 65 books–all romance–because I love a happy ending.

Tell us about your current release. My current release (11-1-21) is Home for the Holly Days. Home for the Holly Days is the heartwarming first book in the Holly Pointe contemporary romance series. If you like uplifting moments, charming characters, and endearing settings, then you’ll adore this touching tale.

With all those characters in your head screaming to get out how do you write fast enough to get it all down? So many stories, so little time. I finish one book and I move on to the next. I love writing and it’s a joy but it does take discipline.

What is your personal, most effective way to get past writer’s block? I don’t have trouble with writer’s block. If a scene isn’t coming together, sometimes I’m writing it from the wrong point of view. Sometimes, I just go take a walk and think about the story. Sometimes I just need to write and watch the scene unfold.

What inspired you to start writing, or did you always want to write? For as far back as I can remember, I made up stories in my head, changed the endings to movies and altered the backstories of TV characters. I thought every one did that! I didn’t realize until I was an adult that most people didn’t.

How did you determine whether to self-publish or seek a traditional publisher? When I started writing, self-publishing wasn’t really an option. It took me 3 1/2 years and five books to sell to Harlequin’s Love Inspired line. Though I no longer write for Harlequin, I still contact my editor there every year on 6/17, the day she called and offered to buy my book! you take the plunge and finally do it?

Have you always wanted to write a book? Yes. In my diary, when I was sixteen, I wrote “I don’t know what I’ll do if I can’t be a writer.”

What is your preferred method of writing? I use to write in longhand, then key in the words and make initial changes then. Now, unless I don’t have access to a laptop, I write on the computer.

Here is where you can find Cindy online:

www.facebook.com/cindykirkauthor

www. instagram.com/cindykirkauthor

www.bookbub.com/profile/cindy-kirk

Cindy is giving away a copy of the first book in her Seriously Sweet St. Louis series If I Belong With You to five readers! See below how you can enter to win:

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    • bn100 on October 20, 2021 at 12:21
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    looks interesting

    • Michaela H on October 20, 2021 at 15:45
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    You are a new to me author! 🙂

    • NANCY on October 20, 2021 at 15:57
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    Lovely cover

    • Melissa Main on October 20, 2021 at 15:58
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    Home for the Holly Days looks like a wonderful book! I hope I win your book. I love being introduced to more authors.

    • Bonnie on October 20, 2021 at 18:44
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    I am new to Cindy. Are you a Christian writer, as well? I will have to look up some of your books. I love the cover for Holly Days. Christmas is my favorite holiday.

    • Annmarie on October 21, 2021 at 00:22
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    I’m a huge Cindy Kirk fan! You should definitely read HOME FOR THE HOLLY DAYS. You won’t be disappointed.

  1. Out of all the books you have written do you have a favorite character or one that holds special meaning to you.

    • Linda May on October 21, 2021 at 14:46
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    Thanks telling us all about you and your life. Thanks for your great generosity

    • Megan on October 25, 2021 at 11:40
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    Your book cover is so cute! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win.

    • Roxanne C. on October 25, 2021 at 22:47
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    You are a very dedicated and committed writer. I love the title of your book.

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