Author Spotlight: Cindi Ferrini

Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.

This week Cindi Ferrini is in the Spotlight! To win a copy of her book, Balancing the Active Life, leave a comment on this post!

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Share a little bit about yourself. Married with kids? Empty nester? Do you work full-time and write when you can squeeze it in? 

Cindi Ferrini (fur-EE-knee), married for 32 years to Joe Ferrini, 3 grown children – one son (with special needs at home), one married daughter (one grandson), and one daughter (sr. in college)
Disciplined to write!

And share something about your writing. What’s your genre(s), your areas of interest…

Helping others to simplify, organize, prioritize. Prayer. Special need.

How did you get started writing? 

Felt called to do so in an effort to help and encourage others.

Did you have a dream of being a published author?

Not initially!

After you started writing seriously–how long was it before you were published?

Self published first with copies and then self publisher…..

Aside from a cup of good, strong coffee, what helps you get all of your “brain cylinders” firing so you can write well? 

A brisk walk! Do you have any favorite places and routines when you write?My computer How many hours a day do you spend writing? I spend all Wednesday writing. Other than that, as time allows.

What has been the biggest help to you in the journey to publication? Writers’ conferences? Writing groups? Your mom as your first draft reader?

Persistence.

Is the “writer’s life” what you thought it would be?

My goal was to help and encourage and I feel fulfilled in that.

What are your biggest distractions? 

Household responsibilities.

What was one of the best moments in your career and what was one of the worst? 

Interviews with Familylife and Focus on the Family (these were the best). The worst: Just the long wait to get things done….

What do you least like about being a writer?

The long process.

Most like?

Finished product in my hands!

What is the role and importance of an agent?

I don’t have one. If yours is looking for writers, have them call!

What advice would you give to new writers? 

Don’t quit if you feel you have a message.

Pretend I’m a customer at a bookstore looking for a good book. Give me a one or two sentence promo to convince me to buy your book.

This author “tells it like it is” in an informative and sometimes humorous way. She will help you and encourage you!

What’s on the book horizon for you?

Perhaps a devotional.

Last question, how can readers find you and your books?

www.cindiferrini.com or www.tatepublishers.com

Thank you for sharing your writing life with my bleaders! (blog + readers = bleaders)

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

Comments

  1. Suess says:

    I would love to win your book. I can use all the help I can get…on most any subject…but that of finance…oh do I need help. God bless. sans753@gmail.com

  2. Tiffani says:

    I would love to read your book.

  3. Pa-Dutch-Travel says:

    organization not my strongest area. I would definitely love to read the book!

  4. Connie says:

    I am employed full time and any and all tips would be appreciated!

  5. eyeballlucy says:

    I really enjoyed your interview with Cindy Ferrini….she sounds like a very up beat..motivated person and I would be honored to win her book 'Balancing The Active Life'…..babyruthmac16@yahoo.com

  6. Anonymous says:

    I can use all the organizational help I can get–even with my books, lol.

    Loretta

    eveningstar888@aol.com

  7. Kristie says:

    I could always use a little help and encouragement. Sometimes life is tough. It's never fair. I learned that early. But I also know that God has a plan. If you would have told me ten years ago what my life would be like I would have laughed in your face. God really does always love us, even if it seems like he has forgotten us. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  8. Cindi Ferrini says:

    THANKS so much for sharing my book with your readers! What a treat! They can also follow my FB pages on organization at:
    http://www.facebook.com/BalancingTheActiveLife
    and
    http://www.facebook.com/GetItTogetherPlanner
    Just click LIKE when you get there~
    SEE YOU THERE!

  9. eyeballlucy says:

    I never did hear who won Cindi Ferrini's book……………….

  10. where’s my post? not writing the whole post out again lol you missed a typo mods