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.
My standard bio is here.
A high resolution head shot is here.