Hitting My Stride Hitting My Stride is my third article for Book  Fun Magazine. The fourth and final installment will be out in December. November is nearly over, but it’s not too late to catch this latest installment. The turkey is done and I am thankful and just plain full. I hope you are having a restful holiday.Read More →

What would you do if your child announced that he or she was off on some grand adventure? Check out my article Wolf? WWoof? What? on page 172 of the October issue and see how I managed to keep my sanity and find peace of mind. This is my second article for BookFun Magazine. You can still read my article in the September issue. Look for additional articles in November and December.Read More →

Good news for 39 lucky Goodreads winners – your books are in the mail! 39 because one lucky person won both books. I wish I had that kind of luck. On another note, you can look for articles from me in upcoming issues of Book Fun Magazine. I’ll share a little piece of me in the September, October, November and December issues. I’ll also be on the September chat with The Book Club Network’s Club for Readers Only. Join the fun for another opportunity to win a copy of Sedahlia, hang out with book lovers and authors, and have a good time. And the bestRead More →

SSEDAHLIA is now for sale at all storefronts: AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013OIE4C4 BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1122391259?ean=2940151059091 BOOKLOCKER: http://booklocker.com/books/8163.html ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sedahlia/id1028936214 KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/sedahliaRead More →

Sedahlia is ebook is now available. The ebook is a steal at only $2.99. Read a free excerpt or purchase your ebook or print edition at Sedahlia @ Booklocker   Reading on a kindle? Amazon prime member? Purchase your edition at     Author Cynthia Toliver on Amazon Don’t forget to enter my giveaways on Goodreads. Only 10 days left. Crown’s Jewel                                                             SedahliaRead More →

Sedahlia is now available for purchase. The paperback is available at booklocker. The ebook will be available shortly. Read a free excerpt and purchase your copy at http://booklocker.com/books/8163.htmlRead More →

In anticipation of Sedahlia’s release, I am offering two giveaways on Goodreads, one for my new release Sedahlia and one for my previous title, Crown’s Jewel. You must enter for a chance to win. Winners are randomly selected. The contests will end on August 20, 2015. To enter, click the cover(s) below and follow the instructions.  Read More →

Sedahlia is my second historical novel and has a history of its own. It is actually the first work that got me started on this journey and has been nearly 20 years in the making. I actually quit my engineering job to start writing it. Along the way I would change careers entirely and write and publish two other books. Meanwhile I never let go of my dream, my vision to be a best selling author. It’s hard to believe two decades have passed since I first conceived of Jessie and John, Rachel and Johnny. The story kept evolving and growing into the historical familyRead More →

Conventional wisdom is that doctors shouldn’t treat themselves. In a similar vein it is said that authors shouldn’t edit their own work. I must confess, I am guilty of the latter. Editing can be expensive; although I do believe it is worth the expense, if you can afford it. I am a bit of a perfectionist, though my writing is far from perfect. I do edit as I go, and reread and rewrite countless times before publication. I also use a plethora of resources, both print and online. I am also guilty of consciously breaking some grammatical rules, although some of them apparently aren’t rulesRead More →

Just when I defend Amazon, I find out they now have a new proposal to pay authors only for the pages read. Of course this can only apply to ebooks. It gives readers the creepy assurance that someone knows your every reading move. Amazon has their eyes on you and your reading habits and they are constantly looking for ways to increase their market share and profitability. I can’t blame them. I would do the same, but I am an artist, and I want to be compensated for my art. Funny, but when you buy a hard copy of a book, you’ve bought it. It’sRead More →