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Two Divine Books From Our Much Loved Hubber And Published Author Cindyvine

Updated on November 23, 2011
Cindyvine our much loved author of "Fear, Phobias And Frozen Feet" and "Stop The World I Need To Pee."
Cindyvine our much loved author of "Fear, Phobias And Frozen Feet" and "Stop The World I Need To Pee."

'The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them'. ~Robert Graves

  • Cindyvine, one of Hubpages most funniest, sincere, talented writers is also an author of two amazing published books, "Fears, Phobias And Frozen Feet"and "Stop The World I Need To Pee". I was fortunate enough to catch up with Cindy through the week, and partake in a magical interview with her regarding the two top class books she has written. I was not bribed, paid or asked to do this Hub by Cindy, I was inspired to do it for her, of my own will.

  • Come on Hubbers let's support Cindy by buying a copy of her books. "Stop The World I Need To Pee" is only $15.00 for a special paperback edition on Amazon or you can purchase it at Lulu as a download for a mere $4.07. Fears, Phobias And Frozen Feet is also available on Lulu for a scanty $5.00 for a download edition. I have my own copies of both of her books, and I can tell you they are worth every penny spent. They are brilliant books, top class, you will love them. I feel here as Hubbers we need to support and encourage each other with our writing any way we can, including celebrating the success and  achievement when one of us becomes published.


MATERNAL

DREAMY

FUNNY

SMART

OUTRAGEOUS

ECCENTRIC

SERENE

ADVENTUROUS

CARING

DEEP THINKING

THE INTERVIEW


1.Cindy, what inspired you to write this two wonderful books?

"Fear, Phobias And Frozen Feet" - I was living in New Zealand at the time and had just had breast cancer, 5 operations, then I tore the cartilage in my knee which meant another operation. It was my year from hell. Then my house got robbed, somebody I was working for tried to steal my properties and I uncovered scams they were running, all cloak and dagger stuff that as I reported them and got harassed by them as a result.

With all the drama I got very depressed and slightly suicidal and was diagnosed as having post-traumatic stress syndrome. It turned out that I'd slipped through the cracks and had received no support from the Cancer Society. So, I was assigned a therapist, spent a week in respite care and I decided to heal myself by writing a book which could help others. The research I did, helped me with my recovery, although the book was aimed more at victims of abuse than at cancer survivors. This was because it came out that my Post-traumatic stress was actually coming to the fore from when we escaped from my ex after he tried to kill us.

"Stop the world, I need to pee! "- I wrote this book last year. It is basically autobiographical, but with a fictional character so I guess you'll be wondering what was fiction and what was fact when you read it lol.

2. How long did it take for you to write the books Cindy, and did you find it difficult considering what a busy woman you are?

"Fear, Phobias And Frozen Feet" took me about 6 months to write. I did quite a bit of research and chatted to many people in online chat-rooms to get their stories. At that time I was teaching during the day and working at a dementia care unit at night, so was pretty flat out. "Stop The world I Need To Pee" took me a month and a half to write. I was very disciplined and would write in my free periods, at lunch breaks and every night I would try and do a couple of pages which I would send to my friend in London every night to edit. I always manage to sneak in time for my writing.

3. Can you tell us in as many words as you like, a little on the storyline for your two books? What impressed me is although the books are like chalk and cheese to each other in subject matter, you write them both beautifully, now that depicts a real talent in writing.

"Fear, Phobias and Frozen Feet " is basically about how to break the pattern of abusive relationships in our lives. It explores the relationship triangle, Rescuer, Victim, Persecutor and also gives little tasks for you to do to help you get on the road to recovery and live your dreams. I think the book is easy to read as it is written in my usual conversational tone without the psychobabble you usually get.

"Stop the world I need to pee", is about a very ordinary woman's journey to find love, adventure and the dream man. There is some sex, okay, quite a bit, some hilarious moments but also a very serious message - how to escape from an abusive relationship. So, the book is fun but not fluffy and there are moments of tragedy as well. People who have read it say that it's easy to read and you get about halfway and you have to read to the end. It's supposed to be a page turner.

4. How long ago were they published?

Fear was published in 2005 and Stop the world was published in 2008. Unfortunately, I'm not so great at marketing and to sell your book online you have to market online. I just don't have the time to market online properly. I work full time, make sausages to sell, am a single mother and am writing another book. Just no time to market.

5. You must feel a great sense of achievement to see your books in print

I do feel proud that I have managed to get my book out there and available to be read. I'd feel prouder if people would bloody buy it! Although, I am thinking of framing my royalty cheque!

6. Do you feel comic writing is your greatest talent, you have such a natural ability to make us laugh with the hilarious articles you have written here on Hubpages?

I do believe that I am a talented writer even if I am now sounding unhumble and blowing my own trumpet. I don't only do comic writing though, I think I am quite eclectic in my choice of genre. However, whatever I write, I do think my slightly random humor comes through, maybe just in the odd phrase, but it is there. I am very random and often inappropriate.

7. How would you describe yourself to someone, who say does not know you?

Mmmm I am quite intelligent and can talk about any topic under the sun. Probably a jack of all trades master of none kind of person.

I am very caring and worry about other people's problems rather than my own. I'm good company as I invariably manage to make people laugh. And I seem to attract disastrous and humorous situations - things just seem to happen to me, and then I have an urge to write about them. I love adventure and traveling and am a rugby fanatic. Something about those men in the tight shorts, muscles pumping, getting physical with each other...

8. What advice would you give to someone out there with a dream to write a book,but unsure whether to do it or not.

My advice would be to live your dream and do it. Live for the moment and regret nothing. Everybody has a book in them and it's not difficult. It just takes time and discipline. At the moment I am a little undisciplined but that is hubpages fault for distracting me. I need someone to come here and spank me.

9. What are some of the things that make you laugh?

Most of my adventures make me laugh afterwards, especially when I retell the story. At the time it might not have been funny.

I like a good romantic comedy, ah, and my son makes me laugh as he is even more random than I am. I love Tom Sharpe, he always makes me laugh and this guy, some Aussie bloke I'm reading now...um...Thatcher, Thachery? Can't remember, but it's about a bus tour of Europe he was the tour leader for. Frigging hilarious.

10. You mentioned Cindy you also have a blog available for your readers who desire to follow you?

My blog is www.cindy-vine.blogspot.com and people can follow me if they enjoy reading about some of my adventures.


Copyright © 2009 Deb Murray

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the nice post blondepoet...These are great books

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Thankyou so much Beautybabe boy you are giving me a big head LMAO. Thanks a million for stopping by. :)

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      BEAUTYBABE 7 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA.

      This was a very enjoyable interview between the two of you. I really enjoyed. You are both very good writers and I have read others of yours also. All good Blondepoet and I would like to follow you from BB

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Why thanks Mickey secretly I am hoping to become the next Ophra Winfrey, but shhhhh don't tell any-one. :) :)

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      You're both great writers. You're a great interviewer.

      Thanks

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Lol there is nothing wrong with that RooBee I mean look at GT he changes his faster than I change my underwear. It shows you are versatile.(hugs)

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

      Thx, bp, I'm sure it will change soon in any case. I'm afraid I'm an avatar-switcher. :)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh thanks RooBee wow I like your new avatar too I can't see it very closely though,(hugs)

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

      This is awesome. Thanks for opening my eyes to the many facets of someone I already found quite endearing. Great, great hub. Love the subject, love the writing. It's LOVE! :)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thanks a million Brenda oh Cindy is a character, I talked to her on the phone on Skype with BC, we both were talking so much and laughing and crying, BC could not get one word in

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      \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

      Thoroughly enjoyed reading this feel I know Cindyvine much better now, the photos are lovely also

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww thanks ReVera am getting all excited myself ROFL

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      ReuVera 8 years ago from USA

      It's going to be a hit! Can't wait.....

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh ReuVera where are we not going....we have so many people to see...we are so much in demand lol.....oh dear Lord this is going to be a biggy.

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      ReuVera 8 years ago from USA

      Waiting for a trip report of BP&AE. I got a kick from the previous one. Where are you going to this time, girls?

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hi AE you are a true hubber you really are. I am working on our sequel trip I mean after we are seasoned travellers now. Big hugs to you.xox

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Of course I would buy them I have to support my fellow hubbers and I see you published yours too.:)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Happy Birthday I got Hugh ready for you know.........

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Ay Sheila, it's my birfday today!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh that would be dinky di, bring it on bud ha

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      ah, will have to send yer a mail, Sheila

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Lol I was up late however I was zombified, I was working to do this other thing and was so tired I could not move lol. Excitement where??? Damn what have I missed.

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      ReuVera 8 years ago from USA

      Cindy, I suppose we can do it this way. I've ordered the "Fenella Fisher" book. I'll send you my e-mail address through hubpages e-mail. Thank you.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      ReuVera I think it would be cheaper for you to buy the book and then I write a message and scan it and send it to you and you can glue it into the book. Otherwise you pay for postage from America to China and then to where you are. If anybody buys my book and wants a special message, I'm quite happy to scan it and email to you as an attachment.

      Hey BP, you've been missing all the excitement. And why you still awake, it's frigging late!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thankyou so much ReuVera I am sure Cindy would be thrilled to do that. Have a great day.X0

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      ReuVera 8 years ago from USA

      BP and Cindy, you are both women of many wonders! Thank you, BP for this amaizing hub. 

      Cindy, can you send me your book with your autograph, please? I'll pay S&H too. Let me know if this is possible.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hey dear Raven wow I was wondering where you have been I have been getting there, woo hooo she lives, she lives. x0x

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      Raven King 8 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Hi Blondepoet. You fabulous writer how are you?

      Many hugs! xoxoxoxoxo

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      yes sure Cin...k

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      hey BP check yer mail

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      hey FD thanks a million for coming by and showing your support. There is certainly only one Cindy, haha, one profilic sausage maker, one "say it as it is " hubber.....(hugs)

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Blonde - hey :) What a perfectly lovely article. About a perfectly lovely person! It's great finding out who's behind the writing - whether it's a hub author or a published one.

      Nice one :)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hiya Nazishnasim she certainly is amazing, one of a kind. I hope she does so well with her books. Your support is so much appreciated.

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      nazishnasim 8 years ago

      Cindy is one amazing women. A lady of so many talents! Thankyou BP, for sharing what you cam to know about her :D.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      I can't at the moment have no sound as I am using the plug to entertain my guests on the telly. I will def be there tomorrow same time, oh boy yesterday that was hilarious, I love your accent and Cindy hers is amazing.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aye Captain am logging in

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww thanks so much Raven King, I always love seeing you.(hugs)

      Ok BC

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      Raven King 8 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Great interview Blondepoet. Cindy is so funny in these photos. Clever, clever hub!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh my Cindy I must check it all out

      Hi marisuewrites sure let me know when you are published and will do it no trouble at all, thanks a million for your support :)

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      marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

      Very nicely written, when I get published, please interview me...you did a very nice thing for CindyVine.... =)) nice going!!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Yeah BP, we have some takers!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      I found it wooo hoooo

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh cool Cindy..where?, how, when....show me the way lol

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Hey BP, I put up an ad for us! You might have to help me test out the applicants. It's all about the thumb size.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Yahoooo it's C.C I am so glad to wake up and see that you have been here. Thankyou so much C.C, you are very special too and love you heaps too. Miss you as well.Hope you are doing dandy...(hugs) x0x0x

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      CC Riter 8 years ago

      BP you did an excellent job of this. I know you are sincere too in this high praise. Most excellent indeed. You both are special women and I love you both. thanks dear one for a great read and thanks too to Cindy for she is Deevine.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Me too Cindy let me just say so far it is not the ones we mentioned....

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Ok Nancy, am checking as well, love a good mystery

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hiya Cindy and Blue LMAO yes I flicked that cherry out with a tooth pick, it landed in the fish tank. God I was so drunk Cindy, you made me do it, I was so drunk I woke up in a shop for camoflauge trousers except I couldn't find any.

      RBlue what you talking about LMAO her book is as low as 4 to 5 dollars,that is the same price as buying a large bucket of hot chips from KFC, surely you can dig through those little trousers of yours...I will help you..will be over tonight lol.

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      R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

      Was just diverting attention from the book buying issue....LOL...You pack the kids in boxes and ship them too???....Oh well...bedtime here....already 12:30 am...catch you L8er

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      I told you already Blue, my shipment left over a week ago

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      R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

      Will when I can Sin....I'll figger it out.....are you packed yet????

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Hey thanks Blue, now buy our books lol

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      R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

      I wanted to eat that cherry out of her navel!!!!! Wow...you two are making a virtual mutual admiration society......and I think you're both awesome individuals....both deserving as much praise and admiration that comes your ways.....I raise a delayed glass as a toast to you both!!!!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      lol BP, you can add medium to your bag of tricks now! Talking about spirit, that wine we polished off over skype was great! Did you manage to get the cherry out that got stuck in your navel?

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Haha Cindy oh gosh I can just imagine what it is like .I feel like I am the one conducting the seance and they are relaying messages to pass on to your spirit. Me enjoying talking bout you while you are off busy making sausages and things, heck yes... :)

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      lol BP this seems so surreal, like I'm actually dead and people are talking about me at my funeral. God, weird. Am trolling through your Facebook for more pics to sell to the Arab Slave Traders who buy blondes to train as belly dancers. Think I have an awesome title. Jeez, it's like I'm speaking in code, but you know, don't ya?

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh Sixty thanks so much, oh I like your ending there. I will raise a glass to that. Who said you can't have it all lool. Sixty just having you around creates this tranquil enviroment, I appreciate all your support. You have this ...oh...I am going to spell it wrong I can tell...kharma....about you, no wonder that little vixen tried to sink her fangs in LMAO.

      Hey CabinGirl you are looking damn fine may I say this evening. Oh yes girl you got the walk, you got the talk, so you go flaunt it baby. You keep that BC in line now, he is a handful as you should now :) Yes to have a Mom like Cindy would be a delight even more so than a box of turkish delights.

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      Clive Fagan 8 years ago from South Africa

      BP great revue for Cindy. I am honoured to be in the presence of two published authors! who said you can't be sexy and have brains!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hey Bc your pic has disappeared and there is no link to your name here, just like those spammers appear you know what I mean lol. Damn that is so strange how did that happen? Yes BC I know what you mean about the cyber world, that is why I try not to get too attached to people as one minute they are there, the next they are gone. God I hope I never have to leave in a puff of smoke, I hate it lol, then you are left wondering if the person is ok or not.

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      BadCo 8 years ago

      Dunno Debs but I miss the guy, we deff had some good laughs and his presence on the site is missed as I am sure you will agree but in cyberspace people just appear then vanish, tis indeedy a strange lil world, doncha think ?

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Lol BC i know you were being funny....me wee pirate buddy. Hey BC what ever happened to R Blue do you know, he just disappeared off the planet. Is he ok ?

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww thanks may I am too. She really is a beautiful person and has brought so many smiles to us all through her writing here. Please do check those Ebooks out, for 4 to 5 dollars for a complete book how can life be better. I think if I remember Fears and Phobias has over 300 pages. It is a great one on relationships, it certainly opened my eyes as to what I have been doing wrong in the delicate area of my love life loool.

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I'm glad you wrote a hub about cindy! I also enjoy reading her work on hubpage. Now I definetely wanna check those books out!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Lol Not Telling how does she frighten you.? I would love to know....if it is in a good way ther is nothing wrong with that. She scared me a little too when she burnt her eyebrows while cooking sausages too.

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      Not Telling 8 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

      Personally I find Cindy a little scary - but in a good way!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hey BC what do you mean a twin sister? Oh I agree she is a funny lady, the things she comes out with, even gives you and me a run for our money haha.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thanks so much RP it was so strange I only discovered that Cindy even had books published after mine was released. I can't believe I missed them. You are such a little gem I really appreciate your kind words, they are truly encouraging.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks for the cool and great review of Cindy's two books. And insights about her too.  Hey I even recognize the China photos LOL   I congratulate you Cindy!!!

      ANd BP, congratulations too for your book that is published...After the Storm There is Sunlight!  :-) Hbbers check it out as well...  http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/after-t...

      You both are simply amazing! :-)

       

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh Izzy she is hilarious, just love her. Thanks Izzy you going to become very loveable here yourself you are so sweet.

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      lxxy 8 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Way cool! Now we know about Miss Cindy devine. =D She's just naturally funny, you can tell from the pix.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hiya Teresa, you created a lot of laughter on my last Hub, LMAO, loved it. It was no trouble at all, I was honoured to write this especially after reading Fear, Phobias and Frozen Feet. I have not seen such a comprehensive book on the subject. Abuse in relationships is something that tends to be kicked under the carpet at times. People forget there is emotional abuse etc, her book covered it all.

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      Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Blondepoet: great hub. Thank you for interviewing Cindy, and giving us this glimpse into the mind and heart of one of our favorite hubbers. You are a sweet lady to have done this, too: here's hoping we can all help (in our own little ways) to promote Ciny's books. Bless ya.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww thanks ChrisA. You are true blue did you know? I bet Cindy is a real character in real life, would love to watch her make those awesome sausages too.

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Awesome tribute. You described Cindy spot on, I wouldn't take or add another word. Lurve the cool photos, too! Yep that's her aright, always smiling :D

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hi Shalini oh thanks so much, it was a great experience writing about Cindy, she is so loveable ...

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Lol Cindy well you deserve it, I had to keep re-editing as apparently there were too many links lol. I want to see you sell some books. They are so worth the small price, will treasure mine for all time.:) I am also kicking myself I never knew they were around sooner.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Oh wow Cindy - amazing! And BP - thanks for bringing this to us!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Hey BP, you've made me blush with this! I feel quite overcome! Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!