Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cyndia Rios-Myers

Today I interviewed fellow Indie writer, Cyndia Rios-Myers.

Title of Book:

I have five books! But the one I will try to market now is Gifted by the Wolf, which is book 2 of my werewolf series. It picks up exactly where book one leaves off. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com as well as Barnes and Noble.

Which character do you relate to most and why?

I have a few heroines in my books and I like to think that there is a little bit of me in every one of them. My first heroine's (The Song of the Sleeping Grass) name is Becky Medina. We share the same taste in music and the same outlook on life. My second heroine, Kimberly Peters (Joppa Park) probably has a little less to do with me and more to do with a friend (named Kim too) who inspired the heroine. My third (and fourth heroine) Lana Boxer (Rescued by the Wolf and Gifted by the Wolf) is like me, only many shades darker than I. The poor woman has had quite the life.

If you could meet any character of your book, who? What would you do?

What an interesting question! I'm happily married to my own husband, but that's not to say that I don't harbor minor crushes on the romantic interests in any of my books. I'd have to say that my favorite would be Robbie MacGillivray - the handsome mechanic/Special Forces guy from The Song of the Sleeping Grass. Red-headed men with Scottish accents could have me transfixed by just talking to me.

How long have you been writing? What inspires you?

I've been writing fiction since I was about 14, though I only published my first work in December of 2010. For a while, I wrote a lot of poetry. And I do love poetry! Every time I read "Walking by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost, I am struck stupid. I am lost. I am mesmerized. I am transported. "Self-Pity" by T.S. Eliot has the same power to freeze me in place. I read that poem again and again after my daughter passed away years ago. I read it again and again when I worked a job that I sometimes hated. I read it again and again when I used to run on the treadmill. These days life is pretty good - I don't need to pull out 'Self-Pity' as much anymore.

But as far as inspiration is concerned, I can get that from anywhere. A failed exchange, a secret, a look shared between strangers at a parking lot, a dream...

What message are you trying to convey?

Every exchange matters. Any conversation you have - be it with the guy behind the register at the 7/11 or the man sitting across from your pew during Mass matters. Little tiny words can carry so much power.

Which movie/book characters are the the most like yours?

I don't think a comparison exists!

Which actors/actresses would star in your book if it were a movie?

This I can definitely talk about! Robbie MacGillivray was inspired by Tony Curran - the Scottish actor. Bradley Campbell was inspired by Tahmoh Penikett (both from the Song of the Sleeping Grass). I didn't base any of the characters from Joppa Park on any actors. Rescued by the Wolf's Lana Boxer was partly inspired by Christa Miller of Scrubs fame. Something about the way she wields her anger like a weapon on screen is very much like how Lana wields her own power. The Wolf, was inspired by the very handsome Til Schweiger.

Which characters can a person learn from in your book? Explain.

People can learn from Becky Medina and Robbie MacGillivray (The Song of the Sleeping Grass) that sometimes in battle there are no victors; only survivors. Sometimes we just get through life the only way we can - even if that way can hurt others.

Please put links to your book, blog, twitter, Facebook here.

I have five books!

The End of Thunder and Lightning: Alanna's Fall: A free e-book available 100% free on my blog! http://cindyrios.blogspot.com/p/free-fiction.html

On Twitter! @criosmyers

Thanks for the interview!!!

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