Monday, July 22, 2013

{Blogger Book Fair}
Interview with Cindy C. Bennett, Author of The Experiment

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

I ride a Harley—as in ride, not sit on the back.

I’m a huge geek, especially when it comes to movies and TV shows (anything Marvel or DC, Doctor Who, Walking Dead, and many, many more). My favorite section in any store is the office supplies where the computers and paper are. Weird, I know.

My fingers are double jointed so they bend weirdly backwards, and I can pop them into some freaky positions.

What book are you currently reading, and in what format?

I’m reading Sink or Swim by Jamie Canosa and My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White, both of which I’m reading for their upcoming blog tours.

Do you have a book that you read over and over?

Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, and the Twilight series are books I have a tendency to read at least once every couple of years. (Yes, I’m a fan of Twilight and I don’t care if it makes me un-cool.)

Is there a book you know you’ll never read?

Fifty Shades of Gray comes to mind, not because of the porno side of it, though that’s certainly a deterrent, but because I don’t find it the least bit sexy for a man to be so uber controlling and verbally abusive. Also, War and Peace because it’s way too long and since I rarely have time to read, something that lengthy and potentially boring doesn’t appeal at all.

You’re deserted on an island. A genie appears and gives you six wishes. You can’t wish for more wishes, and you can’t wish to be home. You can only wish for three specific items and three people to have with you. What are your wishes?

Items: Endless bug spray, an ice maker, and a laptop that was solar powered and had internet access.

People: Since I can’t take my whole family, I’d take my two daughters who are still unmarried and Doctor Who (that screwdriver would come in handy!)

If you could time travel, where would you go first and why?

I’d go 500 years into the future just to see what kind of progress has been made in technology, and if people are still reading books.

When did you go from “writer” to “author” in your mind?

About 9 months after publishing my first book when I sold 7,500 copies of a single title in one month. I felt like that gave me the justification to call myself author.

Where do you write, and what do you have with you when you do?

I write in the family room on my laptop. I like being in the middle of my family so that I can work, but still be part of life. I always have water with me, and on occasion I’ve been known to have some chocolate nearby.

What’s your latest release?

The Experiment, which I co-wrote with Sherry Gammon and Jeffery Moore.

Blurb: Time is running out for the Collaborative's oppressive rule of the remote world Senca One. The government attempts to suppress the escalating riots, even while seeking to further their experiments. When their parents are taken, triplets Juliet, Cilla, and Emiah Tripp set out to locate them, and soon discover they are at the center of a hunt to capture them.

Evading the Collaborative across Seneca One’s harsh terrain, they’re confronted with the trials of survival. They also discover something that changes the very core of what they are: they’re morphs. Struggling to adapt to the strange new ability, they question what they really are . . . and why. Are the rumors of experiments done on children true? Did their scientist parents have anything to do with it?

Their quest brings them to the capitol city of Brighton, which is on the verge of revolt. While searching for information about their parents, the Tripps align themselves with the very people fueling the rebellion. They unwittingly spark the revolution they want no part of and discover something more dangerous than they suspected.

(this is coming out within the next week or so, so I’ll send you the links as soon as I have them)

What are you currently working on, and when can we expect to see it for sale?

The title may change, but the working title is The End of Feeling, a contemporary YA.

Blurb: Benjamin Nefer has it all: star quarterback on the high school team with scouts showing intense interest in him, straight-A student, and he’s the most popular guy on campus. But he hides a secret—he cannot feel. The ability to experience emotion was taken from him long ago. He hides it behind confidence, charm, and empty smiles.

Charlie Austin, new to town, has been warned off about Benjamin and the string of broken hearts he’s left behind. Resisting him is easy—Charlie has her own secrets to hide, and a boyfriend doesn’t play into keeping them. When Benjamin offers friendship instead, Charlie sees another side to the complicated Benjamin, a side that he doesn’t reveal to many others.<

Benjamin, fascinated by Charlie’s ability to remain aloof to him, creates a plan to make her fall for him. When Charlie unexpectedly finds her heart softening to Benjamin, she can’t begin to know the effect on both of their lives—and the potential anguish she exposes herself and her fragile heart to.

One Word Questions

Favorite color? 

Favorite food? Bread

Favorite drink? Water

Favorite book? Flowers from the Storm

Favorite author?No way I could pick just one!

Favorite movie? Tangled

Favorite TV show? Walking Dead

Favorite animal? Cat

Favorite season? Fall

Favorite superhero? Superman (he has everything!)

You can find more about Cindy and her books at:


  1. I liked her interview the answers she gave it you are just amazing, I just love her sense of humor so much. Great author always offers great work