Today I’m speaking with Cindy Lynch. Thank you Cindy. Can you tell us what made you decide to become a writer?
When I was young, I used to journal and write poetry, many times journaling about my family. I always thought their quirky antics would make for an interesting read. I’d say I was 14 when I truly decided to become a writer.
Wow, that was young. How long did it take to get published the first time and how did it happen?
I created my own publishing company called My Three Sons Publishing, LLC. Having said that, it didn’t take long to get my first book published. I wrote it in 2014 and published in 2015.
That was a lot sooner than my first book. Would you do anything differently the next time?
I don’t think I would change a thing about how I’m going about being an author. I’ve made some wonderful friends along the way that have helped me pursue my dream.
That’s wonderful. What advice would you give an aspiring author?
Don’t procrastinate. Just sit down and start typing, writing, journaling, anything to get your ideas down. The hardest part is just sitting down and starting.
You’re right. You have to force yourself the first time, but each time gets easier. Cindy, what or who inspires or influences your writing?
I’m influenced by great writers like Stephen King, Nicholas Sparks, and James Patterson, just to name a few.
That’s a few good ones. What are your latest releases, Cindy, and where can we find them?
My first book entitled “Bye For Now” is the first book in the “Bye For Now” trilogy. Book 2 is entitled “Even Willows Weep” and Book 3 that will be released this summer, is called “The Lightning Tree.” All books can be found on my website www.cindylynch.net, Amazon, Kindle, Barnesandnoble.com as well as a few local book stores.
That’s awesome. Were you traditionally published or self-published and how did that go?
I am self-published and it went really well. I used createspace.com to help with print on demand. An author friend, Stacy Dymalski, has a book out entitled: “The Memoir Midwife: Nine Steps to Self-Publishing Your Book. This was my bible during the publishing process. It really helped me get organized the first go around. I highly recommend it.
It sounds intriguing. How long have you been writing professionally and do you write full-time or part-time?
I’ve been writing since 2014 part-time and I love it.
So what do you do for fun when you aren’t writing?
I swim, bike, run, and drive my kids to all their sporting events.
Where do you reside?
Cindy, do you have any appearances/book signings scheduled this year?
As far as appearances, I’ve spoken at many book clubs, which I enjoy a great deal. I have one coming up this month.
That sounds interesting. Do you write under any other names besides your given name?
I played around with many names to write under but it felt funny to me, so I just went with the name my parents gave me.
Me too. Thank you for spending time with me Cindy.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to get the word out about independent authors. I greatly appreciate you taking time to share my titles.
Glad to do it Cindy. You can find Cindy at: www.cindylynch.net or on Twitter @mykidsayswhat, or on Instagram at cindylynch2530. You can email cindy at: email@example.com or at www.goodreads.com/author/show/4816574.Cindy_Lynch