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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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Donna is my Wednesday winner and Patty is my Saturday winner!

 

Contact me through my website www.cindykirk.com and I’ll get the book in the mail!

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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start overOften in books, the heroine or hero embrace a change in their life.  Whether I’m reading a book or writing one, it often makes me think what I career path I would take if I had it to do all over again.

First, I need to make it absolutely clear that I LOVE writing romance.  Writing romance is my passion and I can’t imagine ever loving a career more than the one I have right now.

In terms of this post I was thinking of the other careers that I pursued before quitting to write full-time. I’ll give you a little history.  I originally obtained a BA in Sociology and Political Science with a goal of attending law school.  But when our daughter was born my senior year in college (actually three weeks before graduation), I decided to take a different route and enrolled in a masters program in counseling.

But it’s hard to make money in counseling, so I became a Registered Nurse .  Eventually I became a hospital discharge planner, a hospice coordinator then a case manager.  When I quit three years ago, I was a regional consultant for a large insurance company.

dream jobI enjoyed all those jobs (truly I did), but here all my top 3 alternatives:

1. Lawyer–I still think I’d have made a good attorney

2. Running an animal rescue organization.   I LOVE animals and would love to help them.

3. Comedian– I know, kind of crazy,  but I think this might have been an interesting career.  No, I’ve never been on stage and told a joke, but I think I might like it.

I’d be interested in knowing what three alternative paths you think might have been fun to take…

Just listing three will get you entered into a drawing to win a copy of Ready, Set, I Do!

 Ready, Set, Don't Go! cover 

Winner will be announced on Sunday, so check back then!

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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fun facts

A lot of time in my books I have my characters spout something I myself have learned or recently discovered.  When I read fiction I love to learn new things, so it’s a kind of a share-the-knowledge thing with me.

Though I’m not sure if any of the characters have mentioned any of these facts lately, I thought I’d share them with you.  Everyone who shares one of their own “fun facts” about anything they find interesting will be entered into this week’s drawing for a copy of Ready, Set, I Do!  my current release!

Okay, here are a few of my favorite fun facts:

You get 100% satisfaction from your first bite of  any food.  By the fourth bite your satisfaction goes way down.  So, if you want dessert but can’t afford the calories, have one bite.  (but only if you know you can stop at one)

Clench your fists when you have a craving.  Research found that people control their impulses better if they tighten a muscle group for at least 30 seconds

Every extra pound of weigh adds four pounds of pressure to your knees

Did you know the brain soaks up 20% of all the oxygen in your body? That’s why aerobic exercise is associated with brain health.

Consider working out to songs that have 180 beats per minute…you’ll naturally quicken your pace.  Go to mixmeister.com to analyze your list or choose new songs

Wow, I just realized I must really be focused on fitness.   So…perhaps you have something different to share??

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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Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! 

 

Laura, email me through my website and I’ll get the book in the mail!

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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HowdyPardnerFlyerOkay, so I know it isn’t July 4th yet.  And, I as much as anyone, hate it when retailers push a holiday too soon (Christmas in July, anyone?)…but we are only a few days away from Independence Day so I think we can chat about it.

As you know, most of my books are set in Jackson Hole.  When the story is set in the summer, I have a “hole” lot of activities to choose from…because Jackson Hole is a happening place on the 4th!   Excluding the festivities leading up to the Fourth, on the day itself they have the:

Jaycees Pancake Breakfast

Howdy Pardners Fourth of July Parade

Concert in the Commons

Grand Teton Music in the Hole

Town Square Shoot-out

Jackson Hole Rodeo

Fireworks over Snow King!!

In my current book that’s out, Ready, Set, I Do!  Hailey and Winn enjoy the festivities.

I’m just wondering what you have on tap in your town for Independence Day?  Or what you have planned in your neighborhood or backyard?

Let me know and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a copy of Ready, Set, I Do!

Ready, Set, I Do!

 

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