Cynthia L. Simmons is an author, speaker, and mother of five. She hosts Heart of the Matter Radio weekly and encourages women to seek God’s wisdom. Combining history and scripture, she ministers to women of all ages, but has a special place in her heart for homeschool mothers.
When do you find time to write?
Cynthia: I write all the time and everywhere. I’ve taken either a computer or kindle to doctor’s offices and other appointments to get something started.
What is your favorite spot for reading or reflecting on your current work-in-progress?
Cynthia: I need to see my characters to write about them. At times, I find a photo that becomes the character, but I allow my imagination to roam before I start writing.
How do you connect with your characters?
Cynthia: I often use a real person for my template, so the person will seem real. I like to watch the energy and rhythm when people interact and recreate that on paper. Books on body language help too.
How do you research ways to kill someone for your books?
Cynthia: I am a retired nurse, so that helps, but I also research online and with medical professionals. For example, I’ll pick out a real disease and show its progress.
Current book: Pursuing Gold
During the Civil War, Peter and Mary Beth discover Peter’s name forged on counterfeit money. Can they find the culprit before their bank fails?
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