Cynthia writes for tweens and teens because she wants them to know how wonderful, powerful, and valuable God made them. Her novels employ hope and humor to address some of the serious issues young people encounter. She is a member of Catholic Writers Guild.


Cynthia’s books have won a number of awards, including a Catholic Press Association Book Award, two Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, as well as have been finalists for other awards. She is the author of The Other Side of Freedom, a coming-of-age historical novel for boys and girls age ten or older, and the Bird Face contemporary series for girls, which includes 8 Notes to a Nobody, 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status, 6 Dates to Disaster, and 3 Things to Forget


All her published novels have received the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval. She is also a short-story contributor to Secrets: Visible and Invisible, an anthology from Catholic Teen Books. 


Cynthia has a passion for rescuing dogs and studying the complex history of the friendly southern U.S., where she resides with her husband and several canines.