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Cindy Vincent, M.A. Ed., is the award-winning author of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Capers, a mystery series for kids and cat-lovers that features the adventures of two black cat detectives. And yes, as she is often asked, Cindy used her own black cats, Buckley and Bogey, as the inspiration for the series, since they seem to run surveillance on her house each and every night. Cindy is also the creator of the Mysteries by Vincent murder mystery party games and the Daisy Diamond Detective Series games for girls, along with the Daisy Diamond Detective novels, which are a spin-off from the games. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband and an assortment of fantastic felines. Cindy is a self-professed “Christmas-a-holic,” and usually s ...more

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Cindy Vincent Thank you, Gloria, for this wonderful question! And yes, you pegged it! I loved Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys. Even so, my favorites were the Brains…moreThank you, Gloria, for this wonderful question! And yes, you pegged it! I loved Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys. Even so, my favorites were the Brains Benton and Trixie Belden series. As an author, I especially appreciate the setup with Brains Benton, whereby Jimmy tells the story of the genius detective, Brains. Much like Dr. Watson is supposed to be the character who chronicles Sherlock Holmes. I used this same format in both my Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Capers as well as the Daisy Diamond Detective Series. It's a lot of fun to write, since I can still use a first person viewpoint -- that of the sidekick -- and yet tell of the exploits of the "super smart" detective.

Besides all that, I just loved the clean, wholesome fun of those earlier books, where kids could be kids and simply have exciting adventures. So yes, I most definitely wanted to bring all that back in my own books!

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Cindy Vincent The short answer? I take a shower. Yup, that's right. Whenever I get "stumped" while working on a project, a nice hot shower seems to get my brain…moreThe short answer? I take a shower. Yup, that's right. Whenever I get "stumped" while working on a project, a nice hot shower seems to get my brain cells clicking again. Probably because it's relaxing, and takes away the woes of the day, freeing up my creative side.

As for the long answer . . . Ever heard of Pavlov's dog? The famous experiment where he taught his dog to salivate at the sound of a bell, because the dog had learned to associate a bell ringing with being fed? Well, I use a similar process when it comes to writing. I stick to a pretty strict routine, and start each writing session by playing classical music while I play ten minutes of an online mystery game. Then I go directly into writing. I do this on all days, even on those days when the words flow freely. Then when I have a day where the little grey cells refuse to cooperate, the mere act of going through my routine, one that I associate with the process of writing, will usually stimulate the words to come forth once more. Besides that, I associate the mere sight of my desk and my office, as well as a certain time of day, with being creative. It may sound like a lot to go through, but it works!(less)
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Hello, All! I'm back on blog tour here, and this time the featured book is my Christmas novella, Yes, Carol . . . It's Christmas. So come join the fun at https://seasonsofhumility.blogspot.co...

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message 2: by Kara

Kara Hi Cindy! Love your profile photo, hugs to you my friend :)


message 1: by Kara

Kara thanks for looking me up, Cindy, so glad we can keep in touch this way!! blessings to you and those precious cats :) happy reading and you also have a wonderful night!


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