Cynthia Thomason

Cynthia Thomason was born and raised in the Midwest. A former high school English teacher, she taught in the suburbs of Detroit, Cleveland and eventually Fort Lauderdale. She resigned her teaching position when her son was born and she and her husband opened an auction house in Davie, Florida. But she missed the academic life and turned her attention to writing when her son started school. Cynthia's first attempt at publication was something of a disaster. Unfamiliar with the world of publishing, she wrote a 600-page manuscript that had no place in the market. That book is still sitting on the shelf waiting for a miracle or some major revisions. Her publishing career finally began when she joined a writers' group and began learning the intricacies of writing and publishing. Since then she has published in the genres of historical and contemporary romance and historical mystery. Still actively involved in the auction business, Cynthia is a licensed auctioneer and buyer of antiques and collectibles. She has discovered many unusual items that she has used in her writing. She loves to travel the United States and visit the settings where she places her stories. Her husband, Walter, is a published author of gaming books. They have one son in college, a spoiled but lovable Jack Russell terrier and an even more spoiled grumpy old cat named Kitty Man.
 Cynthia Thomason

Phone Call Alert! 

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Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

And since nobody reads anything, I've simply removed the phone number from the site.  

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.