Today I’m welcoming multi-published author Cynthia Woolf. I asked Cynthia some tough questions about her contribution to the Sweetwater Springs Christmas anthology entitled “Sugarplum Dreams.”
Cynthia, what inspired you to write this short story?
I was contacted by Debra Holland. She asked if I’d be interested in participating an anthology of Christmas stories set in her fictional town of Sweetwater Springs, Montana in 1895. Well, I was thrilled. It’s not often that I get to work with other writers much less those of the caliber of Debra and the other authors involved in this venture.
The list of contributors is amazing and features an eclectic mix. What types of books do you enjoy reading?
I read mainly historical and erotica, with some paranormal and contemporary thrown in for variety.
Tell me about your favorite place to write. What makes it special?
I can write anywhere because I usually do most of the first draft in longhand. I wrote one of my first books sitting on the beach in Puerto Vallerta. That had to be my favorite place to write – on a beach. Anywhere on a beach.
The beach is one of my favorite places to read, but not this time of year. Since “Sugarplum Dreams” is a Christmas story, what do you love about the holidays?
I love decorating the tree and seeing the house after my husband gets done decorating it. I collect Christmas ornaments and it’s always fun to go through and see my treasures.
Fun! If you could wave a magic wand and make one thing about the holiday season disappear, what would it be?
The need to have the Santa’s on the sidewalk ringing their bell for donations. Nothing would make me happier than to have the needs that they ring for satisfied. No more homeless needing shelter and meals, that would be it for me.
What a beautiful thought. On a lighter note, let’s play “Dump the purse” – what’s in yours?
Oh, my goodness, that’s scary. I have a wallet, a cosmetics bag overflowing with stuff, I don’t use since I rarely wear makeup. There is wetwipes, glass cleaner towelettes, pens, notebook, trading cards of my books, sunglasses, three checkbooks, pain medication, car keys, my phone and a metal credit card case (to thwart any would-be card number thieves), disposable tooth brush and toothpicks. Whew! That’s a lot of stuff. Explains why my purse weighs ten pounds, huh?
Nothing light there. Dessert time! Give me your “either—or” answers
- Chocolate, fruit or other? Chocolate
- Warm or cold? Cold
- Buttercream or fondant? Buttercream
- Cookies or brownies? Brownies
- With nuts or without? Without
Want to know more about Cynthia?
Cynthia Woolf was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountains west of Golden. She spent her early years running wild around the mountain side with her friends. Their closest neighbor was one quarter of a mile away, so her little brother was her playmate and her best friend. That fierce friendship lasted until his death in 2006.
Cynthia was and is an avid reader. Her mother was a librarian and brought new books home each week. This is where young Cynthia first got the storytelling bug. She wrote her first story at the age of ten. A romance about a little boy she liked at the time.
Cynthia writes historical western romance under Cynthia Woolf and scifi romance as CA Woolf.
TITLES AVAILABLE AS CYNTHIA WOOLF — TAME A WILD HEART, TAME A WILD WIND, TAME A WILD BRIDE, TAME A SUMMER HEART, CAPITAL BRIDE, HEIRESS BRIDE, FIERY BRIDE, LOVE AND MISERY, a very short story
WEBSITE – www.cynthiawoolf.com
TITLES AVAILABEL AS CA WOOLF–CENTAURI DAWN, CENTAURI TWILIGHT, CENTAURI MIDNIGHT, CENTAURI SERIES – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, THE SWORDS OF GREGARA – JENALA, THE SWORDS OF GREGARA – RIZA, THE SWORDS OF GREGARA – HONORA
WEBSITE – www.CAWoolf.com
Read on for more about SWEETWATER SPRINGS CHRISTMAS (note – authors are listed in alphabetical order)
E. AYERS – A CHRISTMAS FAR FROM HOME
Far from home and with love in their hearts, a young Wyoming rancher and the daughter of a Montana railroad businessman learn the true joy of Christmas is in giving.
LINDA CARROLL-BRADD – WISHES ON A STAR
Will a wish on a star foretell the future of a young suffragette and a visiting rancher?
MJ FREDRICK – ABIGAIL’S CHRISTMAS ANGEL
A lonely widow and a lonelier marshal make peace with their past.
DEBRA HOLLAND – THE GIFT OF MUSIC
Can two reserved people overcome their limitations and find love?
DEBRA HOLLAND – A FAMILY FOR IKE
An orphaned boy finds an unexpected family.
DEBRA HOLLAND – THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS
The town banker learns that perhaps some things are more important than money.
PATY JAGER – A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER
Ida doesn’t remember the last two years, but her husband is determined to find her and reignite their love.
JILL MARIE LANDIS – UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
A spinster discovers it’s never too late to embrace love and the surprises life has in store.
TRISH MILBURN – A NEW HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
A woman scarred in face and heart finds love with a cowboy.
LINDA MCLAUGHLIN – THE BEST PRESENT
A grieving ten-year-old girl anticipating a sad Christmas receives some surprises.
BEV PETTERSEN – THE CHRISTMAS CROSSING
With a little Christmas magic, two searching hearts discover they can bridge much more than a raging river.
TORI SCOTT – A PROMISE FOR CHRISTMAS
Faced with her first Montana winter without her husband, Rachel Tanner and her young son need a miracle.
CYNTHIA WOOLF – SUGARPLUM DREAMS
Julia Bosworth travels west to fulfill a special dream and finds her heart’s desire.
Sweetwater Springs Christmas is available through Amazon