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Karen Cino, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

New Beginnings Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery by Karen Cino

Genre Cozy Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 17

After a traumatic event in her life, Connie Acosta heads down to the Jersey Shore to stay with her friend, Sara Mazza, who lives in a fifty-five and over community. For Connie, this is a temporary stop until she figures out what she wants to do.

Connie and Sara have a brief discussion and decide to start the baking business they had spoken about decades before. But things take a dramatic turn when Sara gets Connie involved in a mysterious adventure at the clubhouse.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since I’m fourteen years old. I wrote my first short story when I was a freshman in high school. Since then, writing has been my whole life.

What was your first published book?

My first book published was Roses. Roses is a Women’s Fiction Contemporary Romance with Romantic Elements.

Tell us about your writing space or home office.

I recently finished my office adding lights. I bought two new book cases to make that eight bookcases in total. My parents bought me my desk and I put my apple desk top on it. I use it to edit because the screen is big but I write on my laptop.

Anything special about your space?

I can see out the side window and it’s the first office space that I’m completely happy with.

What do you love most about that area?

I love the fact that it has a french door, which I can close and block out the television coming from the other room.

What would like to change about your home office?

I’d like to have all my bookcases in the room with me. I also would love to have one chalk wall so I can make my notes all in one place.

If money was no object, what would your home office look like?

It would like like something out of HGTV. I’d probably hire the Property Brothers to make me a big space with my own wet bar and coffee station!

What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?

I use my printer. I print out whatever a wrote for the day. When I do my edits I have to have a hard copy. I have two prints.

What do you think is a must have for an efficient office?

Most important feature of an efficient office is privacy. Once I get going, there can be a high school band playing behind me and it wouldn’t interrupt me. But I need quiet to start so I can focus.

Are you a writing mom/dad?

My kids are now on their own. But I was a writing mom when I wrote my first seven books.

How do you juggle writing and family?

I always made it a point to find an hour a day to write. I always put myself on a 1000 word a day schedule, which I still keep today. Some days I’ll write 1000 words and other days I can right up to 3000 words. But it essential to have a schedule.

What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?

I’d recommend any of the books the Writers Digest Books. Every one has been a fountain of information to me. I still refer to many of them when I’m stuck. Joining writers groups is another way to learn. I belong to Romance Writers of America, Women Fiction Writers Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. There are so many groups. If your a mystery writer there’s Sisters in Crime. You can find multiple online genres through Romance Writers of America.

What do you like to read for relaxation?

I read women’s fiction, lots of cozy mysteries and you can never go wrong with a Stephen Kind novel.

Do you have an author newsletter?

Yes. If you would like to receive my quarterly newsletter you can sign up here: http://http://bit.ly/2V4OEQL

Where to buy New Beginnings

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://amzn.to/2GWtUlc

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is multi-published and has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She was Vice President of the New York City Chapter for four years and President for three.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/karencino
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Stressing Connie Acosta from New Beginnings (Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery #1) @karencino #RLFblog #Cozy #MysteryLet’s meet Connie Acosta from New Beginnings (A Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery), a Cozy Mystery, by Karen Cino. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your latest book.

New Beginnings (Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Book #1) by Karen Cino

Genre Cozy Mystery
Book heat level PG 17
After a traumatic event in her life, Connie Acosta heads down to the Jersey Shore to stay with her friend, Sara Mazzo, who lives in a fifty-five and over community. For Connie, this is a temporary stop until she figures out what she wants to do.
Connie and Sara have a brief discussion and decide to start the baking business they had spoken about decades earlier. But things take a dramatic turn when Sara gets Connie involved in a mysterious adventure at the clubhouse.

Stressing Connie Acosta

Every heroine has a story. She has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a heroine and get to know her better, by focusing on how she handles being relaxed, as well as how she handles stress.
Please tell me about your heroine.
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York
Profession: Baker
Ethnicity: White – Italian American
What does your heroine look like?
Connie is five foot four with shoulder length light brown hair and big brown eyes. She is average built, carrying around those extra fifteen pounds since she hit menopause.
Who is the significant other in her life?
She is currently dating Vic, one of the residents.

The Heroine’s Relaxed Side

This heroine is at a party. Considering her story, describe the party.
It’s a dance with a DJ playing 1970’s disco music with a splash of 50’s and 60’s music.
How does the heroine feel about being this particular party, and what body language is she displaying that gives it away?
She enjoys the dance music but feels that there’s something else going on. When not dancing she stands arms folded surveying the room.
Is she more likely to mingle or remain aloof?
She’ll remain aloof, not knowing her best friend’s friends, taking it all in.
If she drinks, what is her drink of choice at this party?
White wine!
How much drink is her usual?
Her limit is two glasses.
The heroine figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?
To avoid someone.
Is she likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is she the friend that others latch onto?
She’s the friend that other’s latch onto since she’s the new lady in the community and remains mysterious to the residents.
If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the heroine going to handle it?
She’ll tell them exactly where to go. LoL
Is the heroine the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?
She’ll do the tossing if she sees seething that isn’t right, especially people who become intoxicated.
Will she know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of herself?
Connie is never the last to leave. Usually she’s the second person to go.

The Heroine’s Stressed Out Side

How does the heroine handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls her aside when she was blameless in a situation?
She’s not going to be happy at all. She’ll voice her feelings and tell them to do their job and find the cupric.
How does the heroine react to hearing a scream?
The first thing she will do is turn to see where it is coming from and follow the scream.
If she sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses her mind?
She need to do something.
If she sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing she does?
She dials 011. If there’s no one around to help she’ll be right their to assist.
This heroine attempts to rescue someone and realizes that she is in over her head. The odds are against her and there is no way out. She is going to get her butt handed to her. What does she do?
COnnie will continue to help the person in distress.
The heroine runs into the one person from her past she wanted to avoid. She can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does she do?
Besides rolling her eyes in disgust, she says hello, nice seeing you again and keeps on walking.
Someone younger than the heroine is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the heroine deal with it?
COnnie will offer to give her a hand, trying her best to turn the situation into a positive ending.
The heroine is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does she tell herself in order to get through the situation?
She tells herself that she’s living in the moment. Tomorrow will be better.
What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?
Don’t lose your cool.
What lesson from her past gets her through a stressful situation?
That yelling doesn’t get you anywhere.
What one thing would you like readers to know about your heroine?
Connie is down to earth. She was handed a couple of bad hands later in life. But she did get back on her feet and move on with her life.

Where to buy New Beginnings (Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery #1)

Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079K3FLHY

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author who has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to. Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.Karen is a member of Romance Writer’s of America, Liberty States Fiction’s Writers Association and Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association.Currently, Karen is working on a Cozy Mystery Series and Women’s Fiction Series.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
Twitter http://twitter.com/karencino
Facebook http://facebook.com/karencino
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/karencino
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
Newsletter http://mailchi.mp/e67ab333db05/summer-newsletter-new-release

 

Karen Cino, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

New Beginnings and Chaos at the Compound (Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series Book 1 and 2)

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
After a traumatic event in her life, Connie Acosta moves into a fifty-five and over community. She decides to start a baking business with her friend Sara. Things take a dramatic turn when Sara gets Connie involved in mysterious adventures at the clubhouse.
In Book 2, Connie Acosta is officially a resident in the fifty-five and older community her best friend Sara Mazza lives in. Her baker’s kitchen is almost complete and she has met Vic, another resident who is crazy about her. Meanwhile, Sara finds herself in the mist of a love triangle with Vic’s friend Jack and Warren, a police officer at the local station.
When Sara received a call from her friend at the clubhouse saying there is a dead body floating in the outdoor pool, the women rush there to check things out, getting themselves involved in another investigation, especially when Sara finds a few blue pills scattered in the grass that she didn’t turn into the police.
Who said seniors can’t get into trouble and fall in love again.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since I’m fourteen years old. I wrote my first novel while I was in college, which still sits on my bookshelf.
What was your first published book?
My first book was Roses published in April 2012
Tell us about your writing space or home office.
I generally write my outline at my desk. I usually start at the desk and can wind up either in the living room or sitting on my bed.
Anything special about your space?
I love the openness and how the sunlight beats down on me. During the summer, I watch the deer run by and the chipmunks walk on the drainpipe.
What would like to change about your home office?
I’d like to expand the space so I can add all my bookcases that are spread throughout my house.
If money wasn’t an object, what would your home office look like?
I’d have a big writer’s desk and bookcases. I’d build an extension on my home just for my office.
What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?
It would have to be my printer. I print out the pages I write at the end of the day. And of course, a three hole punch.
What do you think is a must have for an efficient office?
I feel a room full of colorful pictures, writing quotes on the wall, an echo dot playing my favorite music and most importantly a positive attitude.
Are you a writing mom/dad?
Mom. I was a single mom from when my kids were 8 and 5. Boy were those years hard.
How do you juggle writing and family?
Now that my kids are grown, I don’t have a problem. But back in the day, I always made sure I took a half hour to myself twice a day.
What’s the last book about writing that you read?
How I Write by Janet Evanovich.
What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?
I’d recommend Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Mass and How I Write by Janet Evanovich.
What do you like to read for relaxation?
I love reading series. My favorite genres are Women’s Fiction and Cozy Mysteries. But I do love reading Steven King.

Where to buy New Beginnings/Chaos at the Compound

Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079K3FLHY/

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
Karen is a member of Romance Writer’s of America, Liberty States Fiction’s Writers Association and Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association.
Currently, Karen is working on a Cozy Mystery Series and Women’s Fiction Series.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
Twitter http://twitter.com/karencino
Facebook http://facebook.com/karencino
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/karencino
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
Newsletter http://mailchi.mp/e67ab333db05/summer-newsletter-new-release

 

Welcome Connie Acosta from New Beginnings (Camp Mirage Series Book 1), a new Romantic Cozy Mystery by Karen Cino.

Meet Connie Acosta

Age: 52
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Staten Island New York
Profession: Housewife
Ethnicity: Italian American
Please provide a physical description of your character.
Shoulder length light brown hair with blond highlights. She’s short, barely five foot three and can afford to lose ten pounds. But she carries weight well, hiding a pot belly by wearing oversized long shirts.
Please tell us a little about your character.
Connie is in with you would call a happy marriage. She worked retail jobs while helping her husband to put their two sons through law school. When her husband gets arrested, secrets about him are exposed. Connie moves to her friends house who lives in a 55 and older community to start over and peruse her dream off being a baker.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Connie meets Victor, a resident of the community who begins to pursue her, slowly trying his best to win her heart.
How does your hero dress?
Connie dresses casually since it’s the summer. Shorts, T-shirt and flip flops. She loves wearing nice clothes and dresses up whenever she gets the chance.
What is your character’s viewpoint on wealth? Not necessary, nice to have, important, obtain at all costs?
Connie is happy living a comfortable life. Yes, it would be nice to have money to spend freely, but she doesn’t mind working hard to get the extras she wants.
What special skills does your character rely on?
She is a baker. She had attended a pastry school before she had her sons. She bakes cookies, cakes and pies.
What does he have a knack for doing?
Are any of his skills a source of pride? Embarrassment? Which ones and why?
What is your character’s family like?
Is he close to family?
Does she have children?
Connie has two sons, Calvin and Todd who are both attorneys and have their own law firm.
Is your character involved in her community?
Yes, Connie is slowly getting involved in activities in the community. She is making her baked good and selling them to people in the community.
How well does he know the neighbors? Coworkers?
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
How do others perceive your character based upon looks? How true is this assumption? Does your character care about those assumptions?
Can your heroine keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
Yes. Connie will keep secret that she has built an illegal bakery in her friend Sara’s garage and that she is selling her baked goods to people inside the community.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
Dealing with her husband’s deceit causes Connie not to trust another man. She fears being made a fool out of again. Inasmuch as she wants to let go of her past, memories of her husband’s secrets keep reappearing in her mind.
What is your character’s biggest need at the beginning of the story?
To move away from the life she once had where she felt like a fool. She couldn’t take another day of people telling her they felt sorry for her and looking at her sympathetically.
What is your hero’s biggest hopes and dreams?
Connie’s biggest hope is to get over the embarrassment her husband had bestowed upon her, which led her to fleeing down to the Jersey Shore. Her dreams are to be able to get her aery business up and running and get over the heartache her husband has put her through.
How does your character handle challenges?
Connie handles her business challenges face on. Detailing with love interest, Vic, she is guarded and not rushing into anything, as she is still getting over the lies and cheating her husband put her through.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
I feel that since the writer moved down to a 55 and over community, she wanted to see what actives she could get involved in.
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
I wish she would tell the readers that no matter what my husband did to me, he would always be the love of my life and I could never hate him.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
I was surprised how the writer got me to move on so quickly. I was also surprised how she got me to start over and achieve my dreams.
When your writer is writing about you, what do you think makes your writer the most happy? What makes your writer the most sad?
I think the writer is happy to see that I am moving forward and have made some effort to spend time with Vic. I think what saddens her is that I keep putting him off and not allowing myself a second chance.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
I think the writer loves telling stories. I must confess that after a long walk, the writer’s story move along much more further than she has anticipated.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
I am loving the character she has turned me into. I’m hoping that she continues with the series so I can see if I ever get over my husband and am able to move on with the gentleman who’s been trying his best to woo me.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
I’d like for the writer to write more about Sara. Sara has a lot to say and has an interesting background. Being best friends with Sara, we have a lot of history between us that I would love to see the author explore.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?
Yes. Please find me a younger man other than Vic. He’s a nice guy, but I’d rather have someone a little close to my age.

New Beginnings (Camp Mirage Series Book 1)

Publisher: Mandolay Press
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/New-Beginnings-Camp-Mirage-Book-ebook/dp/B075BS214Q/

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
Karen is a member of Romance Writer’s of America, Liberty States Fiction’s Writers Association and Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association.
Currently, Karen is working on a Cozy Mystery Series and Women’s Fiction Series.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
Twitter http://twitter.com/karencino
Facebook http://facebook.com/karencino
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/karencino
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
Newsletter http://mailchi.mp/e67ab333db05/summer-newsletter-new-release

 

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Today’s featured book is New Beginnings (Camp Mirage #1), a cozy mystery by Karen Cino.

First, tell us about your book.

After a traumatic event in her life, Connie Acosta heads down to the Jersey Shore to stay with her friend, Sara Mazza, who lives in a fifty-five and over community. For Connie, this is a temporary stop until she figures out what she wants to do.

Connie and Sara have a brief discussion and decide to start the baking business they had spoken about decades earlier. But things take a dramatic turn when Sara gets Connie involved in a mysterious adventure at the clubhouse.

Book Heat Level: (Based on Movie Rating) PG 13

Publisher: Mandolay Press

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Karen Cino is a multi-published author of eight novels, two novellas and a book of poems and has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing article for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. She wanted to write women’s fiction and wrote her first book during the summer before she started college. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to. The late Paul Zindel’s books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories for her.

Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her books are written in Staten Island, and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island.

Karen has two children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works at Home Depot and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.

Website: http://karencino.com
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