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Cynthia Sally Haggard was born and reared in Surrey, England. About 30 years ago she surfaced in the United States, settling in the Mid-Atlantic region as she wound her way through four careers: violinist, cognitive scientist, medical writer, and novelist.

In June, 2015, Cynthia graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, Cambridge MA.

Her first novel, "Thwarted Queen," a frustrating tale (hence the title) of a woman who was nearly crowned Queen of England, was shortlisted for many awards, including the 2012 Eric Hoffer New Horizon Award for debut authors. To date, sales have surpassed 38,000 copies.

Her second novel, "Farewell My Life," a Cinderella-ish tale with not-so-charming princes who inhabit the edgy setting of 1920s and 1930s Berlin during the rise of the Nazis, won a Pinnacle Award for Historical Fiction (2019) and was a Distinguished Favorite for the 2019 New York City Big Book Awards.

THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern narrated by Dominic Hoffman (Zachary Ezra Rawlins), Dion Graham (“Sweet Sorrows”), Bahni Turpin (“The Secret Diary of Katrina Hawkins”), Fiona Hardingham (“The Ballad of Simon & Eleanor”), Allan Corduner (“Fortunes and Fables”) and Jorjeana Marie (“Another Place, Another Time.”)

This has to be the weirdest piece of writing I have ever experienced and I honestly don’t think I would have had the patience to read it if it hadn’t been for […]

Happy Fourth!

Just wanted to announce that my new Patreon Page is up and running! For those of you who do not know, Patreon is a Membership Platform that allows content creators to run […]

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