Title: Left Hanging
Author: Cindy Dorminy
Release Date: March 21st, 2017
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Genre: women’s fiction
As a nurse and single mom, Darla Battle hides her loneliness behind a smile. But when she discovers that the new cute doctor everyone is talking about is her daughter’s father, she knows she needs to keep her distance from the man who abandoned her and their child, Stella.
When Theo Edwards returns to Nashville to finish his medical training, he never expects to run into Darla, a girl he spent one night with seven years ago. For reasons he can’t fathom, her attitude toward him is frosty, but he still hopes to ignite the spark they once felt.
Once Darla realizes Theo doesn’t know he’s Stella’s father, she has no idea how to tell him the truth. And the longer she waits, the more difficult it becomes. When the situation spins out of control, can the two come together for the sake of their daughter? Or is forgiveness out of reach?
Say Hello to author Cindy Dorminy!
After several decades of writing medical research documents, Cindy decided to switch gears and write stories where the chances of happy endings are 100% and the side effects include satisfied sighs, permanent smiles, and a chuckle or two. She writes romance novels with a slice of humor that range from historical romance to southern fried romantic comedies. Her young adult debut novel, Tuned Into You (BookFish Books) was released in June 2016.
Cindy was born in Texas and raised in Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Kennesaw State University and her Master’s Degree from The University of Georgia. Cindy enjoys gardening, reading, bodybuilding and a whole bunch of movies. She can be overheard quoting lines from her favorite movies… a lot. But her favorite pastime is spending time with Mark, her bass playing husband, Maddie Rose, the coolest girl on the planet, and fur child Daisy Mae. She currently resides in Nashville, TN where live music can be heard everywhere, even at the grocery store.
If you’re a TV watcher, what are you addicted to?
I cannot get enough of This is Us. I haven’t been hooked on a TV show in forever and this show has everything: humor, love, sadness, secrets, lies, family… It’s awesome and my family knows to not enter the room while it’s on, and definitely not ask me to explain anything.
What’s a hobby you have that’s got nothing to do with books?
I love to lift weights. Many, many years ago, I was a competitive bodybuilder (Thank goodness the internet was not around at the time!!). I still lift weights and even have a gym in my basement, but I’m not as serious about it anymore.
What is your favorite season?
Spring and summer when I can sit out on my back porch and not get distracted by real life stuff. A few years ago, my husband had our back porch screened in so I could use it as my ‘chick-cave’ and I love it. For the most part, I have it all to myself. I get very sad when it gets too cold to sit out there. Fortunately, I live in the South, so the cold months are very few.
Tell me your favorite part of the writing process?
I love when an idea hits me and it interrupts my sleep. I love playing the ‘what if’ game. It’s so much fun.
Now the writing process you hate the most?
Since I am a pantser all the way, it means LOTS of editing. And sometimes, it means deleting a favorite scene that doesn’t move the story forward or develop the character. It hurts, but it’s for the best.
Do you have a favorite writing spot that you get the most done?
Yes. Most of the year, I spend as much time as I can on my screened in back porch. I will spend as much time as possible out there. And usually the only person that visits me is my sweet little dog Daisy Mae, and all she wants is whatever snack I’m eating.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a romantic comedy that I originally wrote as a screenplay. It’s really fun, but it needs tons of work.
Coffee, Wine or something else?
What type of scenes are your favorite to write?
My favorite scenes are those with a lot of playful banter. I love dialogue and how one specific word choice a character uses, can show the reader so much about him or her.
What kind of writer are you when beginning a new story – pantser, planner or something entirely different?
Pantser, pantser, pantser. I tried using an outline / note cards, but I got so bored with the story, I never finished writing. I know this causes me to have more rounds of edits, but it’s the only way my writing brain works.
Do you find a certain time of day to be better for writing for you and why?
Since I have a full time job, I have to fit in writing time when I can. During the week, that usually means scribbling in a notebook during lunch, then transcribing it into Scrivener when I get home. At night and on weekends, I do what I can between chores and family obligations. I wish I could write full time, but not yet.
What’s been your favorite line in a review of one of your books?
This was for my YA romance, Tuned Into You: “This is one of those sweet summer reads that hooks you from the first word and doesn’t let you go”
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
I am a Twitter fan. I love that it’s quick and fun. I am on Facebook, but I don’t enjoy it as much. People either tend to be grumpy or post pictures of cats. I don’t have time for either.
What was the last movie you saw in the theater and what you thought of it?
Oh dear, it’s been way too long. I love going to the movies, but I have so little free time and they are very expensive, I have to restrict myself. I usually have a long list of ‘must-see’ movies but by the time I get the chance to see them, I’ve missed the opportunity.
Which book do you wish was a movie or TV show?
Other than mine (of course!), I would love to see the Unwind series become movies. (Neal Shusterman). They are creepy good and I couldn’t stop reading them.
You get to have lunch with anyone from the past, who do you choose and why?
No one famous, but I think I’d like to have lunch with Thomas Tinker, one of the passengers on the Mayflower. Since my maiden name is Tinker, I’d love to know how closely related we are.
Thank you, Cindy, for allowing me to feature you and your fabulous book today! I’ve loved getting to know a bit about you through your interview.