My name is Cynthia Swanson
...and I'm a writer and designer.
I started out in college (a long time ago) majoring in Architecture, because I have always loved design, and I thought I needed to pursue a "practical" career. But after a few years, I went back to my first love - writing - changing my major to English. I was a freelance technical/marketing writer for many years.
All the while, I aspired to a creative writing career. Now that I have two traditionally published novels (The Bookseller and The Glass Forest), I concentrate on writing fiction and personal essay, as well as providing manuscript consultation to other writers.
Still, the design world continues to draw me in. I especially love midcentury design, and I'm constantly thinking of ways to enhance and improve our midcentury home. I'm also thrilled to discuss home design projects with others.