Born and raised in Iowa, Cindy Bauer grew up the youngest of three children. An avid reader since early childhood, she often dreamed of becoming a writer. Cindy graduated from Assumption High School in 1975, married her husband Robert in 1976 and left her dream behind. When her mother became terminally ill, Cindy and her husband relocated to Missouri in 1986 to assist with her care. They decided to stay and make it their home.
Cindy's dream to write was sparked when she began working for a daily newspaper. She published her first novel, Chasing Memories, in 2006 and her second, Shades of Blue, in 2007, both of which were edited by her sister, a former journalism teacher. In early 2008, Cindy severed ties with her publisher. She then rewrote and republished both those novels in 2008.
But editor "sis" is not the only family member involved with Cindy's writing career. Cindy enlisted the assistance of her brother, an artist and lyrics writer, to design the new covers for Shades of Blue, republished November 2008, and Crystal Clear, published June 2009.
Besides writing and marketing her own works, Cindy now freelances as a writer and editor, and also reviews for Bookpleasures and New Leaf Press. She recently joined the staff as a volunteer at Visual Arts Junction and contributes articles revolving around writing, publishing and marketing.
"I believe the Lord has chosen me to spread His word through my words and who am I to question His plans for me?" Copyright ©2008 Cindy Bauer
"Dreams can be turned into reality if one has the courage to try. Failure comes only to those who don't." Copyright ©2006 Cindy Bauer