I’m very excited to feature my friend, Cindy Cipriano, here today. Her debut novel The Circle (published by Odyssey Books) releases June 1, 2013, and I’m extremely thrilled for her literary accomplishments.
Cindy and I are fellow members of the critique group “Triad Writers,” and her debut novel holds a personal level of attachment for me. I (and other members from our quaint critique group) have had the pleasure of reading The Circle with a fine-tooth, critique-yielding comb in which Cindy has graciously thanked us all for doing so on her acknowledgments page of the book.
Cindy is an excellent writer with an amazing eye for storytelling. In this debut novel, she draws you into her characters’ layers with effortless ease and takes you on a mystical adventure that’s sure to spark and hold your interest.
The Circle is a Middle Grades/YA novel that’s full of intrigue, magic, and mystery. It’s great for those who like reading fantasy novels.
Please help me welcome Cindy to my blog home, and enjoy this brief insider look at a wonderful new author hitting the literary scene.
A Brief Chat With Cindy
How long does it take you to write a book?
Generally six to eight months if I stay on a schedule.
How/why did you choose the genre you write in?
I love reading middle grades and young adult fantasy.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The first draft was much longer. By the time my publisher read the manuscript, many scenes had been cut. She then asked if I could add more to the story, so I had to edit those scenes back in. That was the most difficult part, dovetailing all the pieces back together.
What aspect/process of getting your book published surprised you the most?
That my publisher so graciously considered my opinion regarding the cover art.
Tell us something you’d like readers to know about you?
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Cindy Cipriano lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and 27 pets. Okay, more like one cat, three dogs, and many, many fish. Cindy is an award winning science teacher who, this past August, celebrated her 12th first day of sixth grade.