Cynthia is originally from Los Angeles, with a 20 year stop in Silicon Valley before settling in Western Washington. She likes to explore and share her culture through high-stakes decision making. How will her characters respond when their values are challenged while someone's life is one the line? Whether the setting is the normal world, paranormal, or science fiction, there is usually a murder to investigate.


She draws heavily from her own history as the settings in her writing. Her family is also a perpetual source of inspiration, her collective muse. So far the family members she's met are fascinating quick-witted people who create and share legends, and constantly speak memorable quotes. A life goal is to eventually meet all of her cousins, though they are legion.

Facebook Friend Request:

"I'm your cousin."

"You'll need to be more specific."