Cynthia Hickey – Romantic Character Interview – Part 1 of 1

Shannon here: Historical romance author, Cynthia Hickey shares insight into her characters’ romance plus a chance to win a copy of her latest release, Cooking Up Love. Comment on any post dated July 8 – 12 to get your name in the drawing. Deadline: July 20th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Cynthia:

Cynthia HickeyCooking Up Love by Cynthia Hickey

  • Are you open to your own romance?

Not really. After seeing what stepfather put my mother through, I’m going to rely only on myself.

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

If I were interested, it would have to be a man who allowed me to be who God created me to be. Stubborness and all.

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

Oh, he would have to be adventurous. We could have such fun together!

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

I suppose church is the place to find the best type of man. One who loves God.

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

        Anywhere the men pretend to be other than what they are.

  • What type of features are you attracted to?

He’d have to be kind and compassionate with understanding eyes, and lack of a high temper. That would send be running faster than anything. 

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


  • Where do you dream of getting married?

Anywhere exotic would be nice.

  • If you could order a carbon copy of an actor or actress with the perfect character traits and beliefs for your mate, who would it be?

Reese Witherspoon. We could be twins!

  • What would be the best gift a potential mate could buy for you?

A ticket to somewhere exotic and exciting.

About Cynthia: Multi-published author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries published through Barbour Publishing, with a novella releasing in March 2013. 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. She has several historical romances releasing in 2013 and 2014 through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents. She lives in Arizona with her husband, two of their seven children, two dogs, two cats, and a fish named Floyd. She has five grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her at and

 About the book – Cooking Up Love: Tabitha McClelland knows accepting a job as a Harvey House waitress can be risky. Traveling alone to the rough-and-tumble West just isn’t done by young ladies of good breeding. But far more dangerous is her powerful attraction to Adam Foster. Family means everything to the widowed chef, but the self-sufficient Tabitha cherishes her freedom above all else.

Adam is captivated by the fiercely independent Tabitha. Fraternizing with the female employees is strictly forbidden, but the Harvey Girl awakens feelings too compelling to ignore. Can Adam convince Tabby to share his dream of a future in California–together?

Purchase Link: Cooking Up Love

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