Friday, October 24, 2014

Interview with Historical Romance Author Cynthia Hickey

Cynthia Hickey’s first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. All of her cozy series have been in the top 50 of Amazon’s ebooks for their genre. She has several historical romances through Heartsong Presents, and has sold more than 200,000 copies of her works. She is active on FB, twitter, and Goodreads. Cynthia lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs and two cats. She has five grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her website at

A Texas Ranger’s Arms is a sweet romance. I enjoyed this story about a Texas Ranger and a young girl who is trying to keep the land that was meant to be hers. Both characters were wonderfully developed. I totally fell in love with the Texas Ranger who is recuperating at his parents’ home.” – Linda Weaver Clarke, Author

Welcome to my Family Friendly Blog, Cynthia. You have written in several different genres. Will you please tell us what they are?

I write historical romance, cozy mystery, contemporary, and romantic suspense, whatever the story on my heart is.

You have published a few books under “Heartsong Presents.” Heartsong only publishes Christian Romance and I’ve read several, including yours. Please tell us about In A Texas Ranger’s Arms.

KATIE GAMBLE IS ON THE RUN. After her unscrupulous stepfather accuses her of being a thief, a horrified Katie hopes to hide out until she can prove otherwise. But slipping into obscurity in a small Texas town isn't so easy. Not with Texas Ranger Ward Alston on her tail. 

Ward's used to getting his man—or woman. But he's not used to the accused being so resolute in her innocence or so beautifully appealing. As he uncovers the truth, Ward realizes this Harvey Girl isn't all she seems. Together, can they evade danger and obey the law of their own hearts?

I enjoyed your story and the Texas Ranger was awesome. Where did you get your inspiration for this book?

Once I decided to do a series on the Harvey Girls, I researched towns where there was a Harvey House. When I ran across the town in Texas, I immediately knew I needed to do a story of a Texas Ranger and a woman on the run from the law. It was a lot of fun to write.

The fourth book in this series, A Doctor’s Heart, is being released Nov 1st. What is it about?

Betsy Colter's Heart is On the Line. Betrayed by her soldier fiancĂ©, Betsy takes a job as a Harvey Girl waitress and vows to steer clear of military romance. But soon she's falling for her army pen pal, Dr. Spencer Gregory. When a wounded Spencer returns home and rebuffs her friendship and love, Betsy's deepest fears come true.

Though he's a decorated soldier, Spencer sees himself as a burden—one he won't saddle Betsy with. But keeping her at arm's length is no longer an option when Betsy's former fiancĂ© shows up eager to win her back. If their romance is to survive the war, Spencer must set aside his pride and win her heart.

Thanks, Cynthia. Now it’s time to tell us something about the real you that we’ll never forget.

Wow! Hmmm, I’ve been on television twice. The first time almost got me fired from my high school job. I worked at a pickle factory and they were doing a documentary on the factory. My job was to throw out the holey pickle slices. All I’d ever been told when I asked why they were holey was that they were rotten. Apparently, that was a joke. They’re only over processed. Anyway, when the documentary crew asked me what I was doing and why I was throwing out the holey pickles, I said, “Because they’re rotten.” Boy, did I get a talking to from my boss.

Haha. I can imagine. Thank you so much for this interview, Cynthia. For those interested, you may visit Cynthia’s website at and read about her other books.


Brandi said...

Great interview & the book sounds like a really good read! =) And I absolutely love the cover of the book!! =)

Take care & I hope you have a great weekend! =)
BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

Tiffany said...

I absolutely love the movie Harvey girls with Judy Garland. We grew up watching it. I'm a huge fan of western stories as well. This book seems like it's for me! I haven't read this author yet and she sounds like my cup of team thanks for the chance to win!!

Tiffany said...

Forgot to put my email! tiffany(dot)miller711(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

So great to see the interest in this book and read the wonderful comments. Thank you!

Library Lady said...

Your book, "In a Texas Ranger's Arms" sounds as good as your first book. Now I want to have some fudge.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Janet E.

Unknown said...

Sounds interesting!! May i enter please?

Kat said...

Sounds like a great book! I'd love to read it :)

LAWonder said...

You write the genres of books most of us love to read.
Thank you Linda for the Interview. It was very enlightening. We need more wonderfully cleanly written books like you publish and like Cynthia's.

Anonymous said...

I have read this book and it was so much fun. Thanks, Linda, for the interview.

Unknown said...

This sounds like a great book and I hope to read it soon. I'm so glad you shared a little about it with us.
grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I would love to read the lovely Ronance book. I loved your intervew
Thanks for the giveaway

LouisePledge said...

I spent many years living in Texas, meeting my husband there. If my family were there now, I wouldn't mind moving back, in fact.

Thanks for the chance to win and, especially, for writing clean books!!

Robin in NC said...

I love the cover! Thanks for sharing!

Sonja said...

I have read some of her books. I really like them a lot. Would love a copy. Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

LouisePledge said...

Oops, I forgot to leave my address. Gives you an idea of my age and mental condition :(

If I get another chance, it's LouisePledge at yahoo dot com.

LAWonder said...

What an exciting book this sounds like! I love it. Texas Ranger stores always intrigued me and I loved the Harvey Girls stores as well.
Thanks for the great interview. I would love to read/review your book.

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations to Louise Pledge! You are the winner of this historical romance. I know you'll enjoy it.