Unlike many authors, Cynthia didn’t grow up thinking she had the ability to write fiction. She took a circuitous route to her first published novel as a teacher, newspaper artist, marketing director, and interior decorator. She first wrote advertising, catalog, and mail copy, as well as a newsletter about using salvaged materials in decorating.
Now she writes novels for preteens and teens because she wants them to know how wonderful, powerful, and valuable God made them. Her contemporary and historical fiction has twisty plots with elements of mystery and romance—because life is complicated. Ask any teen!
Cynthia’s Bird Face series (so far) includes 8 Notes to a Nobody, 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status, and 6 Dates to Disaster. Before her beloved mother-in-law had a chance to see any of the books published, she died as a result of Alzheimer’s.
Cynthia has a passion for rescuing dogs from animal shelters and encourages others to save a life by fostering or adopting a shelter pet. She enjoys growing herbs and studying the complex history of the friendly southern U.S. from Georgia to Texas, where she resides with her husband and several canines.
My 5-Star Review of 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status
Terrific story to explain Alzheimer's disease to young people.
Wendy's love for her neighbor Mrs. V is genuine. When Mrs. V is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Wendy tries to help, but Mrs. V's family has their own plans. Although not a relative, Wendy is deeply affected by Mrs. V's dementia. At the same time, she is juggling a new step-family, friendships, and a boyfriend. Wendy grows up a lot in the process. What results is a lovely story about making choices, and learning how to live with them.
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