On Writing
Cynthia Reeser is the Founder of Aqueous Books, where she is Publisher, and Prick of the Spindle literary journal, where she is the Editor-in-Chief and Founding President on the board of directors. Her published nonfiction includes How to Write and Publish a Successful Children’s Book: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Atlantic Publishing, 2010, honorable mention in its category for the Independent Publisher Book Awards); and How to Publish a Kindle Book with Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Atlantic Publishing, 2010). A poetry chapbook, Light and Trials of Light, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010. She has published more than 100 reviews in print and online, and some of her poetry and fiction can be found at such places as Thunderclap, Dogzplot, Metazen, Glossolalia, Corium Review, Artifice Magazine, Liturgical Credo, and more. A dystopic short story appears in the Daughters of Icarus Anthology (Pink Narcissus Press, Spring 2013). Another short story appears in Follow the Blood: Tales Inspired by The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew (Sundog Lit, March 2013)Cynthia is currently working on a literary short story collection inspired by fairy tale lore, and is nearing completion on a novel. Also a medical editor, assistant to scientific journal editors, and publications manager for an international management firm, she lives and works in the New Orleans area and attends the University of Tampa in pursuit of her MFA in Creative Writing (fiction).

Regarding Art
Cynthia Reeser is an artist working in various media, including oils, acrylics, graphite, oil pastels, photography, digital media, and others–but primarily oils. She is self-taught as a visual artist, her degrees being in music and literature. Having long harbored a fascination with creativity and acts of creation, she continually seeks ways to unite literature, art and music. Her work has appeared in the 2008 Christus St. Patrick Foundation Invitational Art Show and Auction in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and in shows throughout the state. She was the July 2008 featured artist at the Art Associates Gallery in Lake Charles. Her painting, “Music for the Damned,” appeared in the Femme Fest 2013 art exhibit, organized by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana, exhibited at The Midcity Theatre in New Orleans, LA.

On Music
Fueled by an unstoppable determination to play the piano, Cynthia Reeser taught herself to read music at the age of nine. The instrument turned out to be her first and most enduring love. Self-taught in classical piano, she went on to become a piano performance major at the University of West Florida after graduating high school a year early. Her dreams of becoming a concert pianist and composer shifted due to certain life events, and she went on to earn degrees in literature and writing. However, she still plays regularly and has recently resumed composing. She is currently at work on new music.



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