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.