UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH AUTHOR, CINDY YOUNG-TURNER
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Author, Cindy Young-Turner
Cindy Young-Turner has always been an avid reader and became fascinated by mythology and Arthurian legends at an early age. She quickly decided she enjoyed creating her own worlds and characters and set to work writing her own stories. She believes genre fiction can be just as well written and valuable as literature. The universal themes of love, hate, revenge, and redemption are present regardless of whether our characters live in the distant future, on other planets, or in fantastical realms.
Cindy’s Favorite Sweet Treat
I love chocolate and peanut butter, so one of my favorite recipes is peanut butter blossoms (also known as the Hershey kiss cookies). My mom gave me this recipe.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
14 oz Hershey kisses
1 C margarine
1 C brown sugar
1 C sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 C peanut butter
4 C flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
Cream together margarine, eggs, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, peanut butter.
Sift together flour, salt, baking soda.
Mix together and roll into balls, then roll in sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10 min. Remove and push a Hershey’s kiss into the middle of each cookie. Bake for 4 more min.
What do you consider a truly romantic evening?
I have a four-year-old so my husband and I don’t get out much these days. Dinner at a nice restaurant (he’s a chef, so standards are high) and a movie would be a great night out.
What is your favorite romantic movie?
A Room With A View
Of your own characters whom do you consider “Most” romantic? Why?
Unfortunately my characters don’t have much opportunity for “romance” in Thief of Hope because they are too busy worrying about their enemies and the task they need to accomplish without getting killed. But Willem does his best to be romantic when given the chance.
What is the “Most” romantic gift you ever received? Why?
When we were first dating, my husband gave me a long purple floral hippie skirt. I loved it. It was so “me.”
What do you consider romantic that doesn’t cost money?
A walk on the beach in the wintertime.
Thief of Hope
Sydney, a street urchin and pickpocket in the town of Last Hope, has managed to evade the oppressive Guild for years, but there is no escaping fate when she’s sentenced to death for associating with the resistance.
After she’s rescued by a wizard, Sydney is forced to accept that magic—long outlawed throughout the Kingdom of Thanumor—still exists, and the Tuatha, a powerful faery folk, are much more than ancient myth and legend. When the wizard offers a chance to fight the Guild and bring Willem, bastard prince and champion of the Tuatha, to the throne, Sydney embraces the cause as a way to find her own redemption.
But Sydney’s fear of the Guild, distrust of authority, and surprising connection to the Tuatha threaten Willem’s success. Can she untangle the strange threads that entwine her life not only to the fate of the kingdom, but also to Willem himself?
Journey to Hope
A brief tale in the Thief of Hope Series
As the third son of a lesser nobleman, Edgar Gray’s prospects are limited at best. He longs to find some meaning in a life of privilege. A chance encounter with Rose, a peasant girl, gives him a chance to help those in need. But the Guild has spread to Tipton Village, and unrest is brewing among the villagers. Edgar and Rose are torn between love, duty, and loyalty to family, and the rise of the Guild threatens to destroy Edgar’s very way of life.
In a land where magic is outlawed, both a wizard and the faery folk have taken an interest in Edgar. Sometimes there is no escaping destiny, but even sacrifice can lead to hope.
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