Author Bio


At bedtime, Mama always followed us to our room to say goodnight. After she told us to “Sleep good,” she turned off our light. Seconds later, she flipped on the light in the hall. Sometimes, when the house was still and I found myself awake, I would carry a book, a piece of notebook paper, and a pencil into the hallway. There, I sat cross-legged on the cool terrazzo floor, writing until my eyes were heavy with sleep.

As a teenager, I walked through the mall listening to people’s conversations. Using what I overheard, I pieced together the events that could have led those people to that moment. Then, I would hypothesize as to what might happen to resolve the situation they were in.

When Mama got sick, she was home in Alabama, I was in Oregon. So I wrote stories to make her laugh, to make me feel closer.

Now, I write to understand people, to give voice to those we don’t often hear, to pull back the veneer of ordinary to reveal the real guts and grandness, to show that, whether we mean to or not, we touch each others’ lives.

I write novels, plays, poems, essays, short stories, do a bit of acting, and am a self-proclaimed doodle-ist.

My women’s suspense novel, SYMPHONY OF DREAMS, is available online.

I am currently re-working my first Paranormal Novel, THE COURIER.

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David Gabriel August 21, 2011 at 4:36 am

Cynthia, you are awesomer than heck! What a great “warrior move” to do this web-site and declare yourself. I am in awe of your talent, dedication and chutzpa! You go, girl. I would pay downtown retail to get a-holt of one of your books, plays or short stories. Thanks for showing us how to go for it.


admin August 21, 2011 at 11:38 am

Thanks so much for your support. I’m gonna hold you to that. I’ll let you know when the books are ready.


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