Indie Spotlight Cindee Bartholowmew

Thank you for this interview!

What do you do when you’re not writing?
I work full time in our family business and I love to camp and bass fish with my husband.

When did you start writing?
In 2014. I had a dream I couldn’t shake. It hung around long enough to become my first novel.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?
I would go to Vegas. It’s the basic setting for my romance series and the weather is perfect.

What is your favorite part of writing Romance?
My favorite part is the love scenes. Writing the detail puts me back in time to when I felt those strong feelings and it’s like reliving them again and again.

What is your least favorite?
My least favorite is writing the villain. I don’t like to have victims, but sometimes it’s necessary. I don’t enjoy putting a character in a bad place. I’m all about happy faces.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?
I would write. It’s my passion and I don’t write full-time so any extra time I find in a day I devote to doing what I love.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
Australia. I would love to go down under, even if it’s only in my mind.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?
[laughs] I get my best ideas in the shower. I really think it’s the fact that the sound of the water spray drowns out the noise both in the room and in my mind freeing it to drift and create with focus.

What are you currently working on?
I have three works in progress. A Christmas novella under my pen name, Jessika Klide, that is a collaboration with 10 other authors, a “How-To” book on branding to become a bestseller, and my third novel in my True Love romance series.

Do you have any new projects released in the coming months? If so, tell us about them.
Yes, I do. I’ve been very busy!
Under Author Cindee Bartholomew:
1. Falling In Love is the third novel in my True Love series and is set for release on December 12th.
2. Learning to Love is the fourth novel in the same series and set for release on January 16th.
Both are available for preorder now.
3. The B’s of Branding: How to Become a Bestseller in the Book World is set for release in December but I don’t have a date yet.

Under Author Jessika Klide:
1. My Partner, The Brit, a short story in an Anthology for Quill and Ink. Releases Dec 4th.
2. Zane: A Scrooged Christmas, a short story collaboration. Releases Dec 4th.
3. Asshole, Book 7 in Siri’s Saga Serial Romance series. Releases sometime in January 2018.

Part II This or That?

Q: Swimming in a lake or the ocean?
Lake. The fish aren’t bigger than I am.

Q: Earthquake or Tornado?
Earthquake. Only because I’m ignorant to the dangers living in Alabama.

Q: Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise?
Brad Pitt. I like blondes.

Q: Rock or Country music?
Country, but Luke Bryan or Chris Lane. I don’t like the sad songs.

Q: Your life is a movie would you rather be cast for an Action movie or a Comedy?
Comedy. I’m all about happy faces and laughter is the best medicine.

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