IT IS OUR HONOR TO PRESENT…..TODAY’S VIRTUAL TOUR….
~INTO THE CROSSFIRE~
*REACHING FOR THE STARS*
When you were growing up did you have parents that encouraged you to “reach
for the stars”? Perhaps your mom told you: “You can be anything that you
want to be.” This was not necessarily the case for me. Oh, don’t get me
wrong I had great parents—they were just extremely realistic. Their advice
consisted of: “Do well in school, get a job, get married, have children,
and the rest will work itself out.” And if you break-down that advice, it
was really quite solid—but it was never enough for yours truly.
When I was a young girl I dreamed of becoming a famous movie star. Okay,
now there’s a dream that definitely falls in the “unrealistic” category,
but a girl can dream, right? I am a firm believer that the Lord provides
us exactly what we need. The good Lord provided me with a generous portion
of talent in dance and I studied hard at many schools including, The
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, and with The Pittsburgh Dance Alloy at
Carnegie Mellon to name a few. I wasn’t able to go to New York or Hollywood
to chase my dreams—my parents wouldn’t hear of it, so I got a job and got
married. I also kept dancing, and in 1985 my husband encouraged me to open
a dance school. Well, it wasn’t the original dream, but hey as I said the
good Lord gives us what we need, and here was an opportunity to have a
career in dance—hopefully a successful career.
My dance school was most successful. I began choreographing musicals on a
local level and I choreographed an opera for the Pittsburgh Savoyards as
well. I made my own schedule: four months off for summer, five days for
Thanksgiving, and three weeks at Christmas. Not bad. My school was well
known in the tri-state area and we faired quite well in competitions.
When 2005 rolled around I turned my focus to writing. Don’t ask me why, but
I started writing telescripts. The Unbridled Series started out as a
television drama and the Hollywood readers loved the show. I’d love to tell
you that I was a huge success, but it just didn’t happen—we couldn’t sell
the show to the producers. That’s right, the original dream for The
Unbridled Series was for the television screen, and I’ve had reviewers
mention that it would make a great TV show—yep, that’s what I thought, too.
Anyway, when Warner Brothers turned the show down, one of the script
readers suggested that I turn my scripts into a book series, and so I did.
I had to adjust the dream.
Am I disappointed? Discouraged? No way! Sometimes the dream that we are
blessed with is not exactly the dream that we had in mind, but we have to
be flexible enough to make the dream work—reach for a *different* star.
So here I am: a movie star that became a dancer, er… a dance teacher, and a
television writer that became an author—an author of two book series:
Unbridled and First Force—again, not bad. Yep, the dreams have changed
over time and that’s okay—I’m making it work, or maybe I’m working with it,
but ya know what? I’m having a great time!
Thank you, Cindy, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to spend a moment with us and our readers!!
About the Author:
For twenty-six years Cindy’s life whirled around a song and a dance: she was a professional dancer/choreographer for most of her adult life and never gave much thought to a writing career until 2005. She often notes: Don’t ask me what happened, but suddenly I felt drawn to my computer to write about things I have experienced (greatly exaggerated upon of course—I’ve never been murdered!) with my husband’s Thoroughbreds and happenings at the racetrack. Viola! Cindy’s first book series, Unbridled, was born—there are four books to that series so far.
Cindy is a huge fan of romantic suspense series, and although she isn’t one to make New Year’s resolutions, on New Year’s Day 2013 she made a commitment to write one, Into the Crossfire is the first book for her new series, First Force.
People are always asking Cindy: do you miss dance? With a bitter sweet smile on her lips she tells them: Sometimes I do. I miss my students. I miss choreographing musicals, but I love my books, and I love sharing them with you.
For more information, book trailers, and excerpts for all of Cindy’s books please visit her website: www.cindymcwriter.com.
Connect & Socialize with Cindy!
About the Book:
A notorious killer leaves Jack Haliday’s world in shambles.
It has been four years since ex Navy SEAL, Jack Haliday, had an explosive run-in with a biker gang, wounding their leader, Gunner. During those years Jack had acquired everything he ever wanted: a beautiful wife, an adorable daughter, and a lovely home in the suburbs—everything was just about as perfect as it could get, until Gunner returned to twist Jack Haliday’s world inside-out with a vengeance that he could never have prepared for.
Now Jack has a score to settle and he’s got some friends to help him do it!
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