“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.
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