Cindy Huff — Author Spotlight
Today I’m happy to welcome author Cindy Huff for an author spotlight.
— What do you enjoy most about writing?
The creative process is my favorite part of writing. Having the characters talk to me and learning more about them as the story comes together. Researching the time period and finding out interesting factoids to sprinkle throughout the story is so fun.
— How did you start writing?
When I was in eight grade I wrote a short story for my English assignment. My teacher entered it into a contest. I didn’t win but I was hooked. I didn’t write for publication until after I was married. I wrote children’s stories and radio scripts when my children were young, and my writing changed with my life. I wrote for newspapers and now as a grandmother I write novels.
— What can readers expect from your next book?
My next book is part of a historical romance collection, The Cowboys, Smitten imprint of LPC releases in August 2019. Zebulon (Lonnie) and Jedidiah (Jed) Collins are identical twins. At least they were before the Civil War changed them. Lonnie and Jed are pacifist. Jed chose to serve in the Union Army as a chaplain, while Lonnie chose to stay on their Texas ranch and not join the war effort. After the war Jed is very thin, weak and recovering from an illness after being held in a Confederate POW camp. While Lonnie has a brand on his cheek. C for coward and a heart burdened with guilt over his brother’s condition. They head to a ranch they inherited from their bachelor uncle. There they are surprised to find a woman living there who has her own burdens to overcome. This is where the story Healing Hearts begins. There are three other novellas in the collection by well-established authors and I feel privileged to be a part of it.
I’m currently working on the first book in a historical romance series set in a town ran by women. Angelina DuBois always wanted to put her architectural degree to use. No one takes her seriously. When her father’s will bequeath the architectural business to her male cousin she is crushed. Together with her two best friend’s help and encouragement she embarks on a quest to build a town in Kansas where women are treated as men’s equals. She brings along women with various skills and a few men to help make her dream a reality. Edward Pritchard interviews for the contractor position in hopes the DuBois name will win him future building contracts from the rich and famous. He wonders as they work together if he may have ruined his reputation before he has a chance to make one.
Jake Marcum’s busy ranch leaves him no time for courting, and his wounded heart has no place for love. When battlefield nightmares disturb his peace and his tomboy niece, Juliet, needs taming, somehow a mail-order bride seems like a logical solution.
Dr. Evangeline Olson has no idea her niece is writing to a rancher on her behalf, and she sure isn’t interested in abandoning her medical practice for a stranger. But when an inheritance threatens to reveal a long-buried secret, she travels west to become Jake’s wife.
Jake soon realizes Evangeline is more than he bargained for, especially when her arrival causes a stir in the community. As the two try to find their way in a marriage of convenience, their fragile relationship is further tested by cattle rustling and kidnapping. Can their hearts overcome past hurts to create a real marriage?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cindy Huff
Cindy Huff is a multi-published freelance writer who loves to bring her imaginary characters to life. She a mentor for Word Weavers International and founding member of the Aurora Illinois chapter. Her award-winning Historical Romance, Secrets and Charades debut in 2017 and her contemporary romance New Duet in 2018. Her passion is to encourage other writers in their journey and believers as they grow in faith. Check out her blog Jubileewriter at http://www.jubileewriter. wordpress. com
Amazon URL https://www.amazon.com/author/cindyervinhuff
Twitter: https:// twitter.com/CindyErvinHuff
Buy link for Secrets & Charades: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946016144/
Available in e-book, paperback and audio