Tuesday, January 10, 2012

1 Year Blogoversary Day 10 Cyndi Tefft Q & A with GIVEAWAY

Today stopping by is Author of ...
Between & Hell Transporter 
Cyndi Tefft

Cyndi was kind enough to answer some questions I threw at her *What? I didn't throw em hard or anything*

SG: Give us a description of your book but as a Tweet *those are short*

CT: Between is a YA paranormal romance about a girl who dies in an accident & the 18th century Scotsman who comes to take her to heaven. (I even typed that into Twitter to make sure it would fit the character limit- LOL)

SG: What motivated you to start writing? Something you've always wanted to do?

CT: I used to write (really bad) poetry in high school about This Guy or That Guy who didn’t know I was alive. Writing was a way to exorcise the demons of self-doubt and insecurities that would have otherwise eaten me whole. It was a way to scream out loud on paper the words I’d never let slip past my lips.

But it wasn’t until I became an adult that I decided to try my hand at writing a novel. I was watching a video interview of Stephenie Meyer and thought she sounded like a pretty normal person. I figured if she could do it, why couldn’t I? I know, delusions of grandeur have always been my downfall. LOL Still, that was the catalyst that made me sit down and start writing!

SG: Do you write with music or do you need quiet?

CT: I listen to classical piano or instrumental Scottish folk music while I write. My favorites are Brian Crain (piano) and Alasdair Fraser (folk).

SG: What is the one place in the world you would like to visit *that you haven't already*?

CT: London, baby! My hubby and I have been saving up for a trip to the UK, so we’re going to London, Bath, York, Ediburgh and Orkney in May 2012. I am SOOO excited! Those beautiful accents, all swirling around me… *swoon*

SG: Who are some of your favorite authors?

CT: Diana Gabaldon is my favorite author. Jamie Fraser from her
Outlander series was the inspiration for Aiden MacRae in Between. Other fave authors include Jeri Smith-Ready (Shade series), Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy series), Karen Marie Moning (Fever series) and Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress series). I’ve got to give a shout out to Tammara Webber, whose book Between the Lines is amazing as well!

This or That....
Tennis Shoes or Heels?
Oh, tennis shoes all the way. I don’t think I even own a pair of heels.
Eat out or Homecookin?
My husband is an extraordinary cook (I call him Chef Tefft) so I’d have to go with homecookin’ on this one. He makes a mean Taties n Eggs, which is a meal mentioned in Between. Fans were curious about it, so he put together the
recipe for them!

E-book or Printed book?
While I like both, I prefer paperbacks. They never run out of batteries! I have a Nook Color, which is fabulous (I love being able to touch a word on the screen and have it pop up the definition). Still, there’s just something about holding the book in your hands that can’t be beat.

Sports car or Sedan?
I’ll go with sedan, even though it sounds like way less fun. I have two kiddos and hauling around their stuff just wouldn’t be practical in a sports car. Besides, I’d be paranoid that someone would scratch the paint with a door ding! LOL

Thanks for having me on the blog. I had a great time!

Between is available in both print and ebook format from a variety of online retailers:
Ebook only: Smashwords, Apple, Kobo
Print and ebook: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
There are a variety of ways to connect with me online: My blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari, and LibraryThing.

Big Thank you to Cyndi again for chatting with me and all of you!!

Now For the GIVEAWAY from Cyndi... E-Book copy of Between *YAY*

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Cute interview. I'm definitely a hard copy type of girl. I have a harder time sitting down with my kindle. I can...I just get distracted a lot easier.

  2. I thought the interview was very entertaining and informative. I found it interesting that the author listens to Scottish folk music when she writes.

  3. Brilliant interview! I'm the same with saying, having a actual copy of the book is better, nothing beats holding a book in your hands but I still use kindle


  4. Great interview! I love reading Cyndi's teasers on twitter as well. I am just finishing up my first novel and hearing her talk about deciding to write and how a normal person really can do it is really motivating. Thanks Cyndi!

  5. Great interview! I love This or That questions. Between has very interesting story! Thank you for the giveaway.
    Demitra G

  6. awesome interview!! thanks!!!

    yankeedragon4 at gmail dotcom

  7. Thank you for taking the time to share this interview with us today. I am so with you on London what a wonderful place to visit. I also want to go to some of the Asian countries, but Big Ben is definitely in my sites. It is awesome of you to participate in this fun blogoversary celebration and in sharing with us your readers.

  8. awesome interview dying to read this book

  9. 18th century and scotsman!?
    My kind of story!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Love the interview! This has been on my to read list for awhile now! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Thanks for the awesome interview and giveaway! :))

  13. I'm not entering as I already have an ebook copy and am a big fan of Between...to anybody who's reading this, I just wanna say that Between is a book that's not to be missed...it'll make you cry, love and rejoice over and over again each time you read it! Cyndi Tefft is THAT good (: Good luck to everyone who's entered!! :D

  14. Thanks, Heather, for the interview! And I want to say thanks to everyone who commented. *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze*



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