Cynthia Hickey – Character Interview – Part 1 of 1

Shannon here: Cynthia Hickey shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest release, Beware the Orchids. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for a copy. Deadline: March 12th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Cynthia:

Cynthia HickeyBeware the Orchids by Cynthia Hickey

  • Are you open to your own romance?

Not at all. I was just left at the altar. I have no intentions of falling in love any time soon.

  • What’s the number one quality you’d require in a mate?

Integrity! Who leads a girl on then dumps her on their wedding day? I mean, seriously. Who does that?

  • What’s the number two quality you’d require in a mate?

Without that, there is no future.

  • Where is the worst place you can think of to find a mate?

Your workplace. That didn’t work out so well for me. I hate to quit my job and find other employment. Not that I’m complaining about the new job. I love gardening!

  • What type of character traits are you attracted to?

Honesty, godliness, a big heart.

  • What type of features are you attracted to?

He needs to be easy on the eyes. The man I’m contemplating at this moment, as friends only, looks just like Chris Hemsworth. Yummy!

  • What’s the one habit or lifestyle that would make you run the other way?

Killing someone would be a big determent.

  • What would be a reason to end a potential romance for you?

Why would anyone want to end things with me? I mean…my fiancé did, but that’s because he isn’t a nice guy and had a roaming eye.

About Cynthia: Multi-published and Amazon Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries and two novellas published through Barbour Publishing. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series, all of which stay in the top 50 of Amazon’s ebooks for their genre. She had several historical romances release through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents, and has sold over half a million copies of her works since 2013.

She has taught a Continuing Education class at the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers conference. You can find her on FB, twitter, and Goodreads, and is a contributor to Cozy Mystery Magazine blog and Suspense Sisters blog. She and her husband run the small press, Forget Me Not Romances, which includes some of the CBA’s best well-known authors. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs, two cats, three box turtles, and two Sulcata tortoises. She has seven grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her website at
About the book – Beware the Orchids: New mystery from Amazon best-selling author!

Ditched at the altar, Shelby Jenkins tosses down her bouquet, quits her job, and accepts a position as gardener and event coordinator at an upscale retirement community. Her first day on the job results with a dead body in the greenhouse under the orchids and with her as the prime suspect!

Toss in a handsome handyman, quirky characters, and a flirtatious grandma and the fun never stops.
Question for Readers: Do you have a green thumb or a black thumb? Either way, what is your favorite flower or plant?

Come back March 7th for Jennifer Slattery!

8 Responses to “Cynthia Hickey – Character Interview – Part 1 of 1”

  • angela says:

    violets. black thumb

  • Shelia Hall says:

    Part green part black thumb depends on the plant

  • Shelia Hall says:

    Love to grow roses

  • Definitely black. I totally forget to water houseplants. I’ve given up. I don’t have any flowers in my yard either.
    We lived in a house once where the former owner had planted flower beds everywhere. I weeded and tried one year. The next, I mowed them all down.

    My current yard has a redbud tree and an Althea bush. I like plants you don’t have to worry with, just mow around and be done with it.

  • Ellen says:

    Jobba sticks do wonders in growing plants, if not I wouldn’t have any / not a green thumb..My
    Mother had the green thumb, and couldn’t believe how good my plants looked
    Love pansies they perk up when the sun comes out. Saying
    “.Like a person come play with me”

  • Hydrangeas, definitely! I like rich, dark soil ~ but… alas, the chiggers not so much! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  • KayM says:

    No, I don’t have a green thumb. I tend to kill plants, because I forget to water them. I used to have a nice vegetable garden in the summer, but I’m too lazy to do that now. Beware the Orchids sounds like a fun story, and I’ve always enjoyed Cynthia’s books.

  • stvannatter says:

    I have a winner! Ellen won the drawing. I appreciate Cynthia for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by 🙂

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