About

Author, Cynthia Reyes

Author Cynthia Reyes

  “Cynthia Reyes  is the author of A Good Home and An Honest House.  She has published non-fiction stories in Arabella Magazine, one of the fastest-growing magazines in the United States and Canada, as well as in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Life.

Reyes is a former journalist and executive producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. More than a hundred episodes of her programs have appeared on network television. She has won national and international awards and acclaim for her work, including the Children’s Broadcast Institute Award and the Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film and Television.

For more than a decade, I was a television executive, trainer and management consultant. My husband and I both had fast-moving jobs and through the years, we’d fall in love with unique houses and properties, only to leave them behind. I wrote short memoirs about our lives in those homes.

Then, a few years ago – several years after a serious car accident – I published my first book, A Good Home. The story is built largely around those short memoirs about “home”.

In A Good Home, I mentioned the car accident but still couldn’t bring myself to address the subject of head injury or PTSD. It frightened me too much. In An Honest House, I finally write about facing that hard truth and its impact on my family.

Most of the story takes place in our historic farmhouse. The PTSD narrative is woven through the story of a family determined to express love and courage, find joy and beauty,  and to laugh — despite harrowing challenges.

I hope to hear from everyone who reads An Honest House.  I’m thankful to the many readers who write to me – marvelous, moving letters about my books’ impact on their lives, and  I reply to every letter.

I’m also an ardent blogger and on this blog you’ll find posts that vary in topics from the sublime to the ridiculous. This blog, and my blogging community, have been a cherished part of my life in recent years. You’re welcome to join us.

THANK YOU for visiting. I’d love to hear from you.

Best wishes,

Cynthia.

23 responses to “About

  1. timcknight

    So where are the stories?

  2. Hi Tim:
    Please check right side of page. You’ll see the title of each post.
    Hope you like!

    Thanks,
    Cynthia.

  3. I wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog. I happened upon a post of yours where you go to lunch with friends who all share chronic pain in common. This is a subject that I know next to nothing about, although my boyfriend (who I live with) has the problem. I’m going to keep hanging around and see if I can gain some insights. Anything to help relieve the stress of it at this point. My best, Rose

  4. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I appreciate it very much. 🙂

  5. Hi Cynthia…glad you stopped by my blog. Your home here has a nice feel. Congrats on your book! Blessitude 🙂

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post!! 🙂

  7. Hi Cynthia, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. More info here:
    http://sweetbabyveg.com/2015/01/31/be-inspired-be-creative-make-a-mess/
    Please, if you are too busy, do not feel you have to commit to this award straight away, or at all.
    Kindest Regards,
    Karen x.

  8. Hi, Thank you for liking a post I made about Austin Macauley publisher looking for new submissions. I’m glad that anybody found the information useful, I wasn’t sure anyone would when I posted it on my blog. 🙂

  9. Pleased to meet you.

  10. I’m glad I found your blog. You should put a link to it on your Gravatar so that more people can find it! 🙂

  11. Thank you for the invitation, Cynthia. I enjoy memoirs and can’t wait to start reading your books.

  12. So glad to have ‘met’ you, Cynthia. I’m going to enjoy following you and greatly look forward to reading your memoirs. I have loved my own house renovating projects, and sense several strands of shared interests just in my initial glance through your site. See you around!!

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