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Featured Author,  Cindy Appel
by C. Appel

An award winning column, two novels, two anthology entries and more.

Country Boy, City Girl

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Cindy Appel (aka Cynthianna Appel) describes herself as "a novelist, columnist, essayist, manuscript evaluator, book reviewer, and freelance writer--but not necessarily in that order on any given day." She resides in St. Louis County, Missouri, with her husband, two daughters, a sleepy hamster and one very testy rabbit. Her first highly acclaimed contemporary romance novel, The Fixer-Uppers from Wings ePress, was followed closely by Country Boy, City Girl (Publish America Inc.) Her first non-fiction, how-to book tentatively titled, Slaying the Manuscript-Eating Slush Pile Monster (Gryphon Books for Writers), is slated for a Spring 2004 release.



Cindy's short fiction appears in the anthology Three Naked Ladies Playing Cellos from Damn Yankee Press. Her award-winning column, Every Day Is Mother's Day, can be found online in the Miscellaneous Ramblings e-newsletter as well as her web site. Her articles and inspirational essays have appeared in over thirty publications, including the first two volumes of the God Allows U-Turns series from Promise Press (Barbour Publishing).

Cindy's book and theatre review skills landed her an honorable mention in the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors contest for commentary/criticism. Some of her past lives have included stints working as a caseworker for the Texas Department of Human Services, a substance abuse counselor and a radio disc jockey. She obtained her degree in psychology from the University




of Texas-Permian Basin. Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away she studied film.

Cindy is a past president of the Missouri Chapter of the Romance Writers of America and a long-time member of the Darkstormy Writers Group. She also belongs to the Saturday Writers Group and the Romance Writers of Americaand has written numerous articles about crafting and submitting manuscripts.

In her spare time, Cindy sings with the Sweet Adelines International championship chorus, The River Blenders, and in the festival choir of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. She enjoys tutoring English-as-a-Second-Language students so eventually they'll be able to read her books.

Known for her outrageous sense of humor and her quick smile, Cindy is happiest when hiding behind her computer terminal typing her heart out and avoiding telephone sales pitches.



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