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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!  It’s always great to hear from you.

Karlotta,

Email me your snail mail addy at Cindy@CindyKirk.com   and I’ll get the book in the mail!

Happy New Year, everyone!!!

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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It’s nearing that time of year again. Yes, THAT time of year. The one where we have to decide if we want to make one or more resolutions as we move into the new year.

I was recently reading a BuzzFeed article about resolutions and I found these five that I will make my own in 2016:

1. Making time for physical fitness

I already do this one.  When I quit my day job nearly five years ago, I joined a gym and can be found there at least five times a week.  First thing in the morning is my preferred time and I feel weird if I don’t go.

2. Giving a random compliment each day

I try to give one “sincere” random compliment a day.  Mostly I give them to strangers, complimenting them on their hair, their clothes or their children’s behavior. Sometimes it’s to a sales clerk or waitress (both are jobs I’ve held in the past). I try to tell myself “if it’s positive and you can think it, you should say it.”

3. Trying at least one new thing every month.

I’m bad about this. I get stuck in my routine.  But, I’m going to do this….starting with trying a Pilates class in January!

4. Doing one small act of kindness every week.

This is definitely on my must-do list.

5. Making a to-do list, especially when stressed.

I do this now and it really does calm me.

Okay, so how about you?  Resolution yay or nay?   If you are going to make one, would you mind sharing?

Everyone who comments will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of my upcoming release “The Doctor’s Valentine Dare.”  Check back on Sunday to see if you’re a winner!

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Wishing you a fabulous 2016!!

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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Hi Sandi,

Email me at Cindy@cindykirk.com and I’ll get you in touch with Renee.

Thanks to everyone who made her feel so welcome!

Cindy

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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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Today I welcome my buddy, Renee Ryan, to the Jaunty Quills.  Take it away, Renee:

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The Christmas Season is here! As I come up for air from my latest deadline I realize how much I haven’t done. I have my tree up, at least, but nothing else is done. That’s okay, I love my tree. Because it’s made from the one thing I love most. Books, books and more books. This is my first attempt at a book tree. For the record, it was much harder to build than you may think. Putting up a more traditional tree would have taken far less time. However, I’m officially hooked. Because, well…BOOKS! Next year, I plan to build my tree from the floor and go all the way to the ceiling. I’m not sure I have enough books. I’ll have to start collecting them in anticipation.

When I think about my favorite Christmas traditions, I remember my very most favorite adult, Aunt Kay. Growing up, she was my idol. She was the quintessential mom, a leading volunteer at her church, a member of the junior league, president of the garden club and…well, the list goes on and on. Something was always cooking in her kitchen. She made everything from scratch. She carted us kids everywhere and knew all the neighbors by name. In short, Aunt Kay was a soccer mom before kids played soccer in this country.

Don’t get me wrong. She wasn’t perfect, which I liked most about her. She was perpetually late. Christmas was no exception. She never (and I mean NEVER) organized herself prior to a few days before the big day. Every year she was decorating the tree until the very last minute. Most notably, no presents were purchased until Christmas Eve.

Despite the lack of planning and organization, Aunt Kay always pulled Christmas off. Better still, she did it with elegance, style and southern panache. The decorations were beautiful, the presents made it under the tree, while breakfast (Eggs Benedict) and Christmas dinner were always served on time.

So, as I write this blog post I vow to remember Aunt Kay. I will not stress over the fact that I have to scale Mt. Laundry and clean my house. I will not beat myself up because I haven’t bought a single present. I will not worry that I haven’t grocery shopped or even made the Christmas menu yet. All I have to do is set my watch to Aunt-Kay-time and breathe.

What about you? Are you on Aunt-Kay-time like me? Any stories you want to share? I’ll check in periodically today, because well…I still have plenty of time before Christmas. Plenty of time.   :) 

Everyone who comments will have a chance to win a copy of Renee’s latest book, The Doctor’s Christmas Wish.   Check back on Sunday to see if you’re a winner!

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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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I loved reading everyone’s traditions!!  Thanks for sharing the joy of the season with me.

Michelle,

Email me at cindy@cindykirk.com with your snail mail addy and I’ll get the box of books in the mail! to you!

Hugs and Happy Holidays,

Cindy

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