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March 06, 2017

Meet American Author Cindy J Smith

 

Author name: Cindy J. Smith
Genres: Poetry
Country: USA

Today I like to introduce Author Cindy J. Smith. She grew up in the country of Upstate New York and now resides in the boonies of Midwestern Indiana. She is a coffee-addicted truck driver (as if there was any other kind, she points out). Cindy has written poetry all her life. The topics and poems just come into her head. She tries to write in the first person for most of them. She does that as people are more apt to relate to something when they are not feeling like they are the target. Some of her poems are true, either for her or for someone she knows. Cindy believes in magic and that life is worth living. She hopes that her words will touch every reader in some way. She wants everyone to open their eyes and really see what is before them.
Who am I she asks? This is Cindy's answer: Well, I am a poet and originally from Avon, NY. I live in Indiana now with my husband. I'm an older person, not quite as old as dirt. As far back as I can remember, I have written poetry, and with every experience in life, I've found inspiration. (I really just write what the voices in my head tell me to write.) Never having been good at playing the part of "starving artist", I've had many careers, but my current one, an over-the-road truck driver with my husband Dave, has provided amazing opportunities for inspiration in these later years. I have published 4 of my own poetry books; Voices In My Head, They Won't Shut Up, Rhymes Through Time and Words On The Wind. My children's book Caesar and the Bluebells is currently being re illustrated. More of my poems appear in six anthologies as well as several books by fellow authors.
 
Cindy tell me what is your "masterpiece" so far?

Choosing a "Master Piece" was difficult.  I took Lily's advice and slept on it.  My choice is "Voices In My Head".   It is the first book I published and I did it in honor of my daughter. She had always wanted me to publish my poetry. This book, dedicated to her, has poems that touch all different aspects of life.  I deal with my love for my daughter, the anguish of losing her, the beauty of nature, holiday celebrations and just sarcasm. 
When did you first start writing?
Was being a writer something you always aspired to be? 
I have been writing poetry all my life.  My sister tells stories of how at the age of 3 I would add verses to the Mother Goose and Dr. Seuss rhymes because I did not think they were finished.  Writing is something I have to do, but being a published author was never something I aspired to be. 


What would you like to achieve as an Author Cindy?
As an author, I would like to help readers find themselves and see the world from every angle. In order to achieve peace on earth, we need to take off our blinders and see everything around us.  Open our minds and hearts and let our souls free.


What is your best advice based on your own experiences so far to other Authors?

Treat other authors how you want to be treated.  If you don't share, read and review, don't expect other authors to do it for you.
 

Cindy what genres do you read and review to support your fellow Authors?

I will read and review almost anything.  I prefer horror or mystery/crime.  I do not really like romance, western nor erotica, but if an author asks and I think the plot sounds good, I will read them.


A quote by you or your Life motto?
Be yourself, because those that mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind!

Thank you Cindy. I like your quote. I wish you the best of luck with your writing. Keep up the great work and best wishes, Lily


Cindy on Socialmedia

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A list of Cindy's Book titles until today 2017
Voices In My Head

They Won't Shut Up

Rhymes Through Time

Words On The Wind

Caesar And The Bluebells (Currently being illustrated)


 
 
  
 
Copyright pictures: Thank you at Cindy

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8 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy - love the titles of your poetry books. Voices in Your Head sounds special in honoring your daughter and her wish that you write poetry. while I write fantasy, I also enjoy writing poetry :)

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  2. Hey Cindy, it's very nice to meet and get acquainted with you. I have some trucking in my background and I'm working on a book of poetry so we have a bit in common. Thanks for sharing with our group. My wish is that all your dreams come true!

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    1. Hello I am very pleased to meet you too. Not too many of us trucker poets out here. I wish your dreams will come true also.

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  3. Hi! It is nice to meet you. I am glad you like my titles, I find naming things the worst part of writing. Is this the name you write under because fantasy is a great genre!

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  4. I love poetry! I'm sure to get to your books soon.

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    1. I look forward to hearing your opinion of it.

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  5. Thanks for giving us a chance to get to know Cindy better.

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  6. thank you for taking the time to read this <3

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