Sunday, March 17, 2013


Spring Break is here, and that means I am taking a mini-break. I thought it would be fun to take a week to feature some of my favorite authors and readers.

Today I would like to welcome author Cindi Madsen to the blog. I have been friends with Cindi for quite a while now, though I can't remember how we got started. I'm sure it was something to do with music and/or cute boys. But besides being an awesome friend, Cindi is a fantastic writer. I adore her books.
I recently begged asked Cindi to do a Q&A with me.
Who was your first book boyfriend?
  That would be Nat from The Witch of Blackbird Pond. He's a sailor and he and Kit had good banter. Be still my beating heart!

Who was your most recent book boyfriend?
  Tucker Avery from the Unearthly series. I'm a little obsessed with that boy.

Tell me the most recent book you've fallen in love with.
  Such a hard question! I'd say it's a tie (because I always cheat at these questions. lol). Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi was like reading poetry, impossible to put down, and emotion-filled, and I just read Boundless by Cynthia Hand after waiting what seemed like forever. That book tied up the series perfectly, and I really loved all three books (and Tucker)

What is your favorite book trope? Your least favorite?
  I really love friends who become more. There's just something awesome about having that solid friendship first. You know, I'm not sure about a least favorite. If the writer makes me feel the emotions between the characters, I'll pretty much go along with anything.

I always like to see what you have to say about cheesy movies night. What's the most recent movie you would recommend?
  Everything You Want (Netflix has it under Surreal Love for some reason) I actually wandered across this in Blockbuster when it first came out. I picked it up because it had Nick Zano and I loved him in What I Like About You. Shiri Appleby was in it too, and I was a big Roswell fan. Anyway, it's this little independent movie that made me laugh and swoon and it was just so different with such great quirky characters. I had my sister and aunt watch it with me a few years later and they loved it, and when I saw it was on Netflix a couple weeks ago, I watched it again (even though I own the DVD). This movie always makes me happy and I pick up on a new awesome line each time I watch it. One of my all time favorites. Seriously, go watch it!

I also like to see your music recommendations. Who is your most recent favorite performer?
  Again, a hard question for me because I can never pick one. I've been listening to a lot of MS MR (Hurricane's an awesome song) The Neighborhood (Female Robbery) Anything by All That Remains and Three Days Grace (because as you know, I'm in mourning over 3DG breaking up) But Paramore is still one of my all time favorite groups. I've seen them live and they're awesome!
**If you want to see two whiny sadsacks, talk to Cindi and me about Three Days Grace. SOB.**

The world is going to hell and you can only escape with one beloved pair of shoes. Which ones would you save?
  One? Seriously, I'm getting stressed out even thinking about it. Lol. I guess, if I HAVE to pick ONE, I'll go with my neon pink 5 inch pumps. They practically create their own light source which might come in handy, and they're actually pretty comfy. Plus I could still use the heel as a weapon if needed.
Sigh...You guys see why I adore Cindi? She's the best.
Cindi MadsenCindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

Connect with Cindi at:
her website | Twitter | Facebook | blog
Books by Cindi Madsen
Demons of the SunAll the Broken PiecesFalling For Her Fiance (Accidentally in Love #1)Cinderella Screwed Me Over
(Click on cover for GoodReads page)

Want some bookmarks? I have signed bookmarks (Demons of the Sun/All the Broken Pieces) for one commenter! (Open Intl)


  1. Okay this makes me incredibly happy because I LOVE The Witch of Blackbird pond and yet, no one seems to know about it!!! And I totally LOVE Unravel Me. So glad I found this interview.

    And uh yeah, I would LOVE bookmarks! :)

    Konstanz Silverbow

  2. Aw, I like Tucker, too!! I just read Unearthly a few weeks ago and Christian seems more like my type, but I fell head over heels in love with Tucker. Yay! Oh, and Nick Zano is cute;) Uhh.. I want to read Tahere's books so bad, but I think I'm gonna wait until all three books are out. I think. It's gonna be a long and hard wait though. I can't wait to read Falling For Her Fiance which I already own - I'm sure it's going to be a sweet, adorable read:)

  3. That is a great Q+A. I love that she loves Paramore, cause they are a favorite of mine! I really must read her books soon!

  4. Fabulous interview hon!! I adore Cindi too! She is a great person and incredible writer. I love Paramore too!! Awesome choice!! I have read all of her books and can't wait for more!!

  5. Andrea, you have such excellent taste! I was so lucky to meet Cindi recently and she was just as awesome as you said she is (and we may have talked about how much we luurrrve you!;) I loved her book "All The Broken Pieces " (Thank you Cindi!:) and just got Demons of the Sun. She's an all-around amazing person and I will read everything she writes.:)

  6. OKAY WAIT WHAT. THREE DAYS GRACE BROKE UP WHEN. My sister and I LOVE them and now we are SOBBING with you and Cindi!! WHAT, JUST WHAT. ): I love Paramore too, they're CD Riot was on repeat for me all year when I was in 7th grade. I love them. I have All the Broken Pieces on my TBR, this makes me want to move it up. ;) Great interview, such a fun idea!

  7. Great interview! You had Cindi answer everything we inquiring minds want to know! ;) I think I'll check out Everything You Want...maybe's my anniversary! :) And I didn't know Cindi lived here in Colorado. YAY!

  8. Awesome interview! and i may have squealed when she chose Tucker Avery. but it was a delicate, lady like type of squeal (no, no it really wasn't....) =)

    1. Squealing for Tucker is always acceptable :)

  9. Oh, I so like Tucker too! Need to finish that series. *pouts*

    This is so fun.

  10. I am SO looking up that movie, it sounds great! Tucker is great but I still need to read Boundless!
    Loved this interview!

  11. OH MY GOSH, I love Paramore too! :D How cool is that! Plus, I love her book boyfriends! :p Such a fun interview! Thanks for sharing this, Andrea! :D I can't wait to read some of her work!

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  12. Ah.... The Witch of Blackbird Pond. It's hiding in the back of so many of our libraries. I should probably dig my (very old) copy out and re-read it. Oh, and the 5 inch pumps scare me, but are definitely multi-functional (all items you have in a survival situation should be multi-functional).

    Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

  13. Oh, such an interesting giveaway. I want to win!! Well, I wish luck to everybody and may the force be with each.

    Cindi looks to be a promising author. I think I am going to follow her because I really love her program(what you wrote there). It sounds so cool!!

    She's inspiring...

    Again, interesting giveaway. I want to win so bad!!



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