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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Wis Global, LLC; First edition (March 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988608006
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988608009
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hell of a great read! --Ken Rotcop, Hollywood screenwriter, former creative head of Embassy Pictures, Hanna-Barbera, Cannon Films, and Trans-World Productions

Cindy Zimmermann has lived through the murder of a loved one and betrayal by those close to her. She has experienced the worst of human nature, and the stunning sense of injury brought on by tragedy that cannot be imagined or foretold. Yet she is still grateful, and devoted to expressing love and gratitude. She has achieved redemption and joy by moving beyond the wreckage and finding the goodness that remains around her. Let her inspire you to view life the same way. --John Kralik, Author of A Simple Act of Gratitude; How Learning to Say Thank You Saved My Life

I've written many books in the series 'Finding the Right Words,' but truly in some of Cindy's experiences, right words would be hard to find. Somehow she managed to in 'A Woman of Interest.' I highly recommend this as a must-read. --J. Beverly Daniel, Author of Finding the Right Words

Cindy Zimmermann has lived through the murder of a loved one and betrayal by those close to her. She has experienced the worst of human nature, and the stunning sense of injury brought on by tragedy that cannot be imagined or foretold. Yet she is still grateful, and devoted to expressing love and gratitude. She has achieved redemption and joy by moving beyond the wreckage and finding the goodness that remains around her. Let her inspire you to view life the same way. --John Kralik, Author of A Simple Act of Gratitude; How Learning to Say Thank You Saved My Life

I've written many books in the series 'Finding the Right Words,' but truly in some of Cindy's experiences, right words would be hard to find. Somehow she managed to in 'A Woman of Interest.' I highly recommend this as a must-read. --J. Beverly Daniel, Author of Finding the Right Words

About the Author

Cindy Zimmermann was born in Kansas City and holds an undergraduate degree in marketing from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. She is a contributing columnist at Pen World magazine, where she writes of her love for the handwritten note. As founder of Writing In Style, LLC, she travels the world speaking about the secrets and power of the written word. She lives in her beloved casita in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

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Thanks Cindy for telling your story!
Bob Mattingly
I started this book one early afternoon and read through to the finish!
Kathryn Duncan
It was written with candor,honesty, and intrigue!
Angie

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne L. Tezon on February 18, 2014
The past few times I had met some high school friends for lunch, former classmate Becca had told a brief tale of a cousin who had just finished writing and publishing a book. When Becca related at the holiday luncheon last December that her cousin had just brokered a movie deal on the book, my reporter/writer instincts took over. I had to know the rest of the story.
And Cindy Zimmerman has quite a tale to relate. She does it in a unique memoir, "A Woman of Interest." The book details a family tragedy, told somewhat reluctantly in the form of a series of letters to a friend of hers, Ken Rotcop. Rotcop is the former creative head of Embassy Pictures and an award-winning author. He is a prime example of the notables that Zimmerman has cultivated in her life's passion of promoting the vanishing art of hand-written notes.
"A Woman of Interest," while serving as a method of healing through writing after the brutal murder of Cindy's husband, serves as one huge, hand-written thank you note to the people who helped her through the tough times.
Now Zimmerman has brokered a development deal with producer/director David Mackay of Los Angeles and Vancouver-based Battle Ground Productions to produce a film based on the book.
If you're looking for a sensational murder mystery, you won't get it here. Instead, you have a novel form of a memoir. It's obvious that Zimmerman has a tough time talking about her husband's murder, discovered ironically on the day her divorce became final. And to add insult to injury, her brother-in-law, who was the personal representative of the estate, refused to cooperate in releasing funds to allow Cindy and her family to pay expenses.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catrina on November 25, 2013
I met Cindy while sitting in the airport waiting for a plane. We were both having a glass of wine watching some baseball when this warm friendly person said hello to me. We chatted for a while before she told me about her book but when she did I was instantly interested in reading it because of the title. She didn't want to talk much about the contents of the book because it was too painful for her and after reading it I understand why.
The primary thing I learned from this book is if you are a good honest person you will prevail in the end but that doesn't mean it will be easy along the way. Many of us are faced with tragedy and challenges but we must stay strong, honest, and good.....this is what separates the strong and good from the week.
Cindy was faced with a lot of grief and many challenges but she stayed good, honest , and consistently was looking out for the good of her children. It takes a strong woman to live through her challenges that she had.
When I met Cindy I was reading 50 shades of gray. I was so interested in get story I put that book down before I finished it and finished hers by the next night!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angie on March 30, 2013
Needless to say, I loved this book! It was written with candor,honesty, and intrigue! It is an amazing story of a woman's journey through life and love. From the moment I began reading it I was unable to put it down. There are parts of Cindy's story that will resonate with everyone that reads it. I recommend it to all! While reading it, I laughed, cried, and cheered for her to succeed. I read everything I can get my hands on and one of the things I loved about this book so much was the honesty in which it was written. Nobody is perfect, we all have our own crosses to bear but you will not meet many people that are able to just say "to hell with it!' and lay it all on the table. Cindy does just that. Now, heck with my simple review, go read it for yourself so you can laugh,cry, and find your inner strength to do what Cindy has done. Pull yourself up and keep going!!
Congratulations Cindy, wishing you all of the very best!
xoxo
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deanna P on October 23, 2013
I could not put A Women of Interest down once I opened the cover. I felt that I was right next to Cindy on her journey and I felt the love, anger, shock, betrayal and honesty as she waded through her personal episode of 20/20 or True Crime. I am blessed to have Cindy as my friend and just wanted to wrap my arms around her. The strength and gratitude that she was able to show while trying to grieve and put her family back together speak volumes to the strong character of this woman. Cindy was able to keep her wittiness and I loved the handwritten letter to her friend Ken. What a fitting style to tell her story. I know she has instilled in me the need to start sending handwritten notes again....... I have been telling all my friends about this awesome book. Cindy is such an inspiration to everyone with her strong character, honesty, perseverance and love for laughter and the handwritten note.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KE on April 4, 2013
This book was disturbing to me in that it showed how life can change from the sublime to the very tragic in such a short time. The author had to deal with the loss of a good marriage and family unit, then the murder of her husband...of which she was considered a suspect, on top of alienation of her children by a family member, and financial ruin. Any of these ordeals could destroy a person's spirit, but this author refuses to look at life with nothing other than gratitude. Her spirit is both humbling, and inspiring for me. I will refer to this book, especially the last chapters, in times of stress in my life.
Well done, Ms. Zimmerman!
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