Author archives: Cynthia

  • The Hip: Inspiration, Memories and the Future

    Aug 21, 16 • 533 Views • Blog, MusicNo Comments

    In November 2013 I wrote the first draft of a new book. It’s been a work in progress ever since. It begins with a 27 year old man facing a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, and deals with how he and his girlfriend, his friends, and his family come to...

  • In Defense of Historical Context

    Feb 15, 16 • 960 Views • BlogNo Comments

    The past few months I’ve been acting again for the first time in a long time (five long years… now the Colin James song is stuck in my head…) I’ve been lucky enough to be part of a production of Québécois playwright Michel...

  • Book Review: “A Touch of Stardust” by Kate Alcott

    Dec 22, 15 • 1279 Views • Blog, Book ReviewsNo Comments

    Synopsis from Goodreads: When Julie Crawford leaves Fort Wayne, Indiana for Hollywood, she never imagines she’ll cross paths with Carole Lombard, the dazzling actress from Julie’s provincial Midwestern hometown. Although the young woman has dreams...

  • Be the Good

    Nov 14, 15 • 1385 Views • BlogNo Comments

    There are days when I get frustrated over the stupid things that people do: the messes that fully grown adults can leave in their wake at the office; the person who insists on tailgating on the highway even when there’s no place for the person in front...

  • Book Review: “The Book of Speculation” by Erika Swyler

    Oct 3, 15 • 885 Views • Blog, Book ReviewsNo Comments

    Goodreads Synopsis: A sweeping and captivating debut novel about a young librarian who is sent a mysterious old book, inscribed with his grandmother’s name. What is the book’s connection to his family? Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone...

  • Five Lessons for My Daughter as She Starts High School

    Sep 1, 15 • 1345 Views • BlogNo Comments

    This week, my little girl started high school. My little girl with the Shirley Temple curls, the little girl who could bat her long eyelashes over her big blue eyes and charm anyone. My little girl who seemed to become a teenager overnight. I know she’s...

  • Book Review: “Together Apart” by Natalie K. Martin

    Aug 20, 15 • 956 Views • Blog, Book ReviewsNo Comments

    Synopsis from Goodreads: When Adam proposes to Sarah, the last thing he expects is to be single and heartbroken less than forty-eight hours later. But Sarah has a secret – and she’s willing to sacrifice everything to keep it.  Going through a...

  • Book Review: “A Virtuous Ruby” by Piper Huguley

    Aug 1, 15 • 1026 Views • Blog, Book ReviewsNo Comments

    “Migrations of the Heart Vol. 1” Synopsis from Goodreads: An unexpected love in a small, Southern town. After fifteen months of hiding from the shame of bearing an illegitimate child, two words drive Ruby Bledsoe to face the good citizens of...

  • Book Review: “Maggie’s Turn” by Deanna Lynn Sletten

    Jul 14, 15 • 1071 Views • Blog, Book ReviewsNo Comments

     Synopsis from Goodreads: Maggie has always put her family’s needs in front of her own, until one day—without forethought—she drives away, leaving behind her indifferent husband and two sulking teenagers. As she begins a quest of self-exploration, she...

  • A Hug I Wish I’d Given

    Jul 13, 15 • 1072 Views • BlogNo Comments

    I’m still kind of reeling from news I received this morning, so forgive me if I ramble a bit. I found out this morning that a former co-worker took his own life. He was one of the kindest people I had ever met, and one of the happiest – or so I...