Interview with the AWESOME Cidney Swanson

Monday, February 13, 2012

I am so excited to be apart of The Unfurl Blog Tour.


Against all expectations, Samantha Ruiz has survived attacks by two of Helmann’s deadliest assassins. She’s alive, but she’s far from safe. Helmann is planning a second Holocaust and wants Sam to play a starring role. Will, meanwhile, separated from Sam by an ocean, seeks a way to prevent Helmann’s apocalypse. Along with Sir Walter and Mickie, Will plays a deadly game sneaking into Geneses’ facilities, discovering unsettling clues as to Helmann’s plans. The clock ticks down as Will and Sam discover just how much they must be willing to sacrifice to stop Helmann. UNFURL, the powerful conclusion to The Ripple Series, will leave fans breathless.


I have not yet read the book but I am looking forward to reading it. And I promise as soon as I get it read I will leave a review.

I was able to Interview the Awesome Cidney for The Unfurl Blog Tour. YAY 

About The Author

Cidney SwansonCidney Swanson is the author of The Ripple Series. She began writing at age seven; her first novel began with “Ouch,” and her characters have been suffering ever since. Cidney lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband, three kids, two cats, one dog, and entirely too much rain. I make stuff up and type it into whatever device is at hand. Author of the Ripple Series: Invisible, In Love, In Peril. A fresh twist on Paranormal Romance!


Can you tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a mom of three who loves reading way more than is strictly healthy for family life. I also love chocolate, tea with milk, and campfires. I hate the rain. But I live where it rains 10 months out of the year. Go figure.

1. When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve known since at least age seven, and maybe earlier. I began writing stories as soon as I could hold a pencil and form words with it.

2. What has been the best and worst comments you have received since being a published author?

The worst comment (meaning the one that I went, “Oh, bummer!” when I read it) has come to me a couple of times as a variation of “Hate the cliffhanger ending!” (Of Rippler.)On the other hand, I’ve had an equal number of people say they love the cliffhanger ending.

The comments that make me happiest are some variation of, “I’ve never read anything like this before,” or “This is a total breath of fresh air!” Or of course anything to do with being in love with Will, my main guy character.

3. Do you see yourself or someone you know in your characters?

Well, you have to keep in mind I’m a lot older than my main characters and some of my minor characters as well. But there’s a lot of me in Sylvia, Sam’s step-mom.

4. How long did it take to get your first book published?

I started writing the story in March of 2009. It was published late May, 2011. In the book world, that is pretty darned fast.

5. What do you do when you are not writing awesome books for us to read?

Answering fan emails, tweeting and FB’ing, writing blog posts, touring, drinking tea, reading, planning my next book, cooking, driving my kids around, and sneaking bites of dark chocolate from my desk drawer (shhhh! It’s our secret, internet, okay?)

6. What advice would you give to aspiring author?

Read, read, read. Read the classics heavily. There’s a reason they’re classics. Read widely in the genre in which you would like to write, and keep up-to-date in this area. (I.e., read what is selling well today.)


Write, write, write. The muse does not make visits with sufficient frequency to keep most of us writing. Write on a schedule whether you feel inspired or not. I find that inspiration follows B-I-C (butt-in-chair) pretty predictably.

Do you have anything you would like to share with your readers?

I’m so very grateful to those of you who are helping my series climb the charts. It is an incredible privilege to be doing what I love full-time, and I don’t take it for granted!

Also, read Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone if you liked my books. It was my favorite read of the year. Thanks so much for having me here today!


Places to find Cidney

Website / Blog




Where to find THE BOOKS


Barnes and Noble (B&N)


Library Thing

Happy Reading !!!!


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