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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Thanks to everyone who commented.

Sarah,

Please email your snail mail addy to cindykirk@aol.com and I’ll get the audio book in the mail!

Cindy

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Good Hope, Celebration, Fool’s Gold, Redemption Bay, Icicle Falls, Eternity Springs, Bell Harbor, Ardent Springs etc.

What do these places all have in common?  They’re towns where different series of books are set. They’re all made up but likely based loosely on a spot in the USA that actually exists.

My Good Hope series, set in Door County, Wisconsin is based on the small community of Fish Creek. Why didn’t I simply base it totally on Fish Creek?  Well, because then I’m tied totally to how the town is set up, instead of being able to make it my own.  And, maybe it’s me, but I just don’t feel that the name “Fish Creek” has a romance feel. 🙂

I’m always looking for new places to set my book, places that are interesting but not that well known.

One of the places I’m considering for a future series is the Thousand Islands region in northern New York.  I first became aware of the area when I stumbled across a picture of Boldt Castle near Alexandria Bay. It’s on its own island (Heart Island).

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I was wondering if you had been to this region and had some thoughts and tips you’d like to share???   Or, if you’re aware of another part of the country I should check out as a possible future location for a series.

In appreciation, I have an audio book of Summer in Good Hope (Book #2 in the Good Hope series)that will be given to the name drawn from everyone who comments on this post!  Check back on Sunday to see if you’re a winner!

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Sydney,

Contact me at cindykirkauthor@gmail.com and let me know which book you want and I’ll get it in the mail.

Thanks again to everyone who commented!!

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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names

Recently my daughter was lamenting the weird names authors often give their characters.  Why, she mused, did we feel the need to give our characters names not often seen in her circle of friends?

Naming characters can definitely be a challenge. I’ve learned it can be confusing to the reader to have too many characters whose name begin with the same letter or who have names that are very similar.  It can even be problematic to have characters with names too similar in sound.

I like names that are memorable.  I worry if they’re too common, too bland, will the reader remember them?  But what names we like, not only in the characters we read but in our own family, vary widely.

That’s why I thought it’d been fun to give you twenty male names and ask you to give me YOUR top three.

Everyone who complies will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of one of my books. International winners will win a digital copy!!

Here are your choices:

Parker, Ford, Easton, Oliver, Lucas, Cole, Will, Jonas, Ben, Fletcher, Harrison, Gavin, Dean, Madden, Kirby, Duncan, Dalton, Lucas, Colby, Wade

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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On my Facebook page, I post a variety of things.  They are all things I find interesting and want to share with my friends.  I’ve come to believe that you can learn a lot about others by reading what they post.

Some people look on the bright side and post motivational or inspirational quotes or stories. I have to admit I’m drawn to those kind of people and their posts. I find them uplifting and energizing.  There are also people who like to complain and rant. It must make them feel better or they wouldn’t do it. I have to admit there is only so much of that I can take.

I thought it might be fun to go back over my last twenty posts and see what kind of things caught my eye and maybe get a feel for how “I” might come across on social media.

Here are my last 20 posts:

4/19- a picture of wild turkeys

4/18- a picture of the field and a barn just up the road

4/18-a picture of a 1929 Packard Roadster

4/17- personality test. I’m an ENTJ “The Commander”

4/17- pictures of my new granddaughter, eyes open, eyes shut

4/16- article about fathers and daughters spending quality time together

4/15- sneak peek at the cover of my August 2016 Special Edition

4/14- picture of my husband dog on a stroll at a nearby cemetery

4/14- picture of 1937 Alfa Romero

4/13- article on organizing plastic bags

4/13- picture of One World Trade Center and a bright blue sky

4/13- Quote “If you are tired of starting over, stop giving up.”

4/13- Cover of Summer in Good Hope and notice to bloggers and reviewers that the book is up on Net Galley

4/13- Quote “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

4/12- picture of 1934 Graber Duesenberg Convertible

4/12- book charms for a bracelet

4/12- Video of rescued chimp hugging Jane Goodall

4/12- National licorice day–asking red or black? What’s your favorite?

4/11- Quote- “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

4/11- picture of Emma Cynthia, my new granddaughter.

In a side-note–Emma Cynthia, who kept us waiting, is now 2 weeks old, has gained over a pound and grown two inches!!

I’d love to hear about your posts.  What do you usually post about?  If we not friends on Facebook, be sure and send me a friend request so we can connect there, too!!

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