Friday, June 13, 2008

Guest Blogger: CINDI MYERS

Thank you for inviting me to participate in the Romance Reviews Today blog. I’m very happy to be here. My newest release, A Soldier Comes Home should be showing up in stores any day now. This is the story of Captain Ray Hughes, whose wife leaves him while he’s fighting in Iraq. He comes home to an empty house and a three-year old son he scarcely knows and has to pick up the pieces of his life as a single dad. He meets Chrissie Evans, a young widow whose husband died early in the war, and the two fall in love. But Ray isn’t sure he can trust a woman again, and Chrissie is afraid to marry another soldier.

This is my first book for Superromance. I started out writing western historicals for Berkley and Kensington. On the contemporary side, I’ve written for Temptation, Blaze, Flipside, Next, Signature and American. I love that I’ve been able to write so many different kinds of stories. I think it keeps me from burning out or getting stale.

I’m like this as a reader, too. I enjoy reading all kinds of books. I read romance, of course, both historical and contemporary. But I also enjoy mysteries, historical novels, nonfiction, humor and some fantasy.

Writing different types of books allows me to explore different types of stories. I write small-town-set comedy for American. Blaze allows me to delve into sexy fantasies. A Soldier Comes Home was a very emotional story. Ray and Chrissie have been hurt and I wanted to help them find their happy ending. I also wanted to show, in some small way, the challenges our soldiers and their families face both overseas and at home.

I’m curious — do you read lots of different kinds of books? Or is there one type of book that really speaks to you and has you coming back to similar stories over and over? Do you hate it when your favorite authors skip around, or enjoy the variety? I’m all ears!

About Cindi Myers

Cindi Myers became one of the most popular people in eighth grade when she and her best friend wrote a torrid historical romance and circulated it among their peers. Fame was short-lived, however; the English teacher confiscated the manuscript and advised her to concentrate on learning to properly diagram a sentence. From this humbling beginning, she has gone on to write over two dozen novels. Her books have been Waldenbooks bestsellers and have been praised for their emotion, humor and sensuality. Over a half million copies of her books have been sold in more than a dozen countries. She was the 2005 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Writer of the Year. A Soldier Comes Home is her first book for Superromance. You can learn more about Cindi on her website:


Unknown said...

Hi Cindy,
Nice article. I like to read lots of different kinds of books. Usually romance of some sort but other kinds too. I read romance from all genres, not too much on Civil War, Revolutionary War or Indians much. I love Indians, I just don't fall in love with the stories usually. But I read contemporary, some futuristic, most paranormals, funny ones, serious ones, long ones, short ones, sexy ones, erotic ones. You name it, I've got it for the most part.
Thanks for giving me the chance to share what interests me and for sharing what interests you!!

Cindi Myers said...

Thanks, Becky. It's fun to read different stuff, isn't it? Cindi

Jodi said...

This book has caught my eye more than once on the internet. I will be looking for it when I go to the store!
I read a variety of stories, but I mainly stick with contemporaries.