Sunday, December 16, 2007

Meet My Friend, Cyndy

I'm blessed to have so many friends, including readers and writers. Another friend I'd like to tell you about is Cyndy.

Cynthia Rutledge wrote her first book at 14 and relegated it to the trash shortly thereafter. She started writing again in 1996 after taking a class at a local community college in "How to Write a Romance Novel."

In three-and-a-half years she'd written five books. Her fifth book, originally entitled Faith on a Harley, won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope and Love chapter's Touched by Love contest, garnering it a critique by a Steeple Hill. In June 1999 Cynthia sold that book to Steeple Hill books.

Since that time she has continued to write for the Love Inspired series as well as for the Silhouette Romance series. When she writes a book for the Love Inspired series, Cynthia tries not to be constrained by "you can't" and tries to follow her own good sense. This leads to such descriptions in her Romantic Times reviews as: "non-traditional inspirational romance;" "fresh detour from the conservative inspirational romance;" "nothing typical about this wonderful story;" and "unconventional, delightfully unique."

Cynthia is a member of RWA and several chapters, including Faith, Hope and Love. She has continued to work full-time as a regional consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, while meeting her goal of writing at least three books a year.

A lifelong Nebraska resident, Cynthia is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with bachelors degrees in sociology (wanted to be a social worker), political science (wanted to go to law school), and nursing (is an RN). As you can tell, Cynthia had a hard time deciding what she wanted to be when she grew up. If only "romance writer" had been on those early lists of career choices.…

Find out more about Cyndy on her web site,

A SEASON OF MIRACLES is Cyndy's FREE online read, and you an enjoy it now.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy hearing how people made their start in the business. I'm reading one of her books right now!