An Out Of The Box Interview with Tuned Into You author, Cindy Dorminy

Writerly friends, I am pleased as punch to participate in this blog tour and even more pleased to share this Out Of The Box interview with my CP and Bestie, Cindy Dorminy. As per her request, the questions were off the wall, abnormal, and had nothing to do with writing. Enjoy!

Ten Off-The-Wall Questions with Cindy Dorminy

Thanks, Jymie, for shaking it up a bit. These questions were so much fun to answer. Thanks for being a part of my special day.

1)    What are Abe and Lydia’s spirit animals? Why?

Abe would be a toucan. Toucans are the most popular bird, very colorful and seen as conduits between the worlds of the living and the spirits.

Lydia would be a pygmy shark. A pygmy shark is one of the smallest sharks in the ocean. For their size they are pretty fierce.

2)   Does Abe wear boxers or briefs? (This says a lot about the guy!)

He’s a boxer-brief kind of guy. Probably a different color for every day.

3)    Let’s pretend Lydia has upset a witch and now she’s been transformed into a piece of jewelry. What kind of jewelry would she be and why?

Lydia would be a simple silver necklace with a cross on it. She is a preacher’s kid, after all.

4)     If Lydia and Abe were elements on the period table, what would they be?

Abe would be Pt – platinum because of the number of albums he sells.

Lydia would be Ti – titanium because it’s a tough metal and very small mass.

5)    If Abe were to write a (short) song about dinosaurs, what would the lyrics be?

(I had to get help from the lyric master in the family)

We own the earth ain’t no doubt

When we bite you you gon’ shout

With our little bitty arms and our great big head

You better be glad that we’re all dead

6)    There’s a part in Tuned Into You where Abe’s horse gives birth to a pony: If Lydia and Abe were transformed into characters for My Little Pony, what would their cutesy names be?

Abe would be Dream Note. He’s musical and all the girls think he’s dreamy.

Lydia would be Lightning Rider. She’s fast as lightning both on the field and with her snarky personality.

7)    Which ride(s) at Disney World would make Lydia and Abe lose their lunches?

Probably It’s a Small World.  That song would get stuck in their ears until they spewed their fairy tale lunch. It’s a good thing Cinderella didn’t ride with them.  And Lydia’s so short, she may not be tall enough to ride some of the big roller coasters.

8)      If Abe and Lydia were cupcake flavors, what would they be? Don’t forget the frosting!

Abe would be Rich Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting. It’s yummy and only one bite is enough to fall in love with it. It would have a tiny bit of red sprinkles on it just to stand out.

Lydia would be strawberry shortcake flavored cupcake. Vanilla cupcake because on the outside, she’s average looking. On the inside it would be strawberry filling. Once you get to know Lydia, she’s real yummy. And her personality would be the strawberry butter cream frosting.

9)     If a taco and grilled cheese sandwich got into a fistfight, who would Abe and Lydia put their money on?

They would both lose to BBQ. Nothing beats a big ole plate of Tennessee BBQ.

10) Quick! Zombies are coming! Abe and Lydia grab what items to save their lives?

Lydia would definitely grab her baseball bat to smack the crap out of the zombies. I think Abe would grab his guitar and try to serenade them to death.


Tuned Into You by Cindy Dorminy is available NOW! To celebrate, Cindy has put together a very cool swag pack, so stay tuned for more information on that! For now, let’s talk Tuned…


A summer party is the last place Lydia Flowers wants to be. Beer pong? Stupid, foot-wrecking shoes? Random hookups? No thanks. Lydia would rather be in her cleats practicing her bat handling skills.

Enter Abe Fischer, the Nashville Teen Idol superstar. He’s a lip-syncing party animal with a short fuse; or at least that’s what the tabloids say. Except, Abe turns out to be nothing like the guy Lydia’s read about online. He’s sweet, and the way he talks to his horse…sigh.

Then life throws Lydia and Abe a curveball. They are wrongfully arrested for destruction of property. Their choices? Either work on the Fischer Farm for the summer earning nothing more than blisters and a sunburn, or have the arrest go on their records, which would ruin Lydia’s shot at a softball scholarship. It’s a no-brainer. Lydia picks up a pitchfork, pulls out the SPF 40, and prepares for the worst two months of her life.

When the press gets wind of a big secret Abe’s family has been keeping, things become even more complicated. Now Lydia has another choice to make: stick around for Abe’s messed-up life in the spotlight, or go for the scholarship of her dreams.


About Cindy Dorminy


Cindy Dorminy grew up on a steady diet of popcorn (the kind you pop in a sauce pan), Tab (pre-Diet Coke), and movies for teenagers. She can’t let a day go by without quoting a line from one of her favorite films, so quirky dialogue is a must in her stories. When she’s not at her research coordinator day job, Cindy is writing funny love stories, walking her dog, or slinging iron the old-fashioned way. She shares her house with her musician husband, her awesome daughter, and a cool, four-footed child that would eat all the cheese ifshe could figure out how to open the refrigerator. Cindy is a member of Romance Writers of America and Music City Romance Writers. She resides in Nashville, TN where live music can be heard everywhere, even at the grocery store.


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