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Cyndy Beckhardt

My Story

I was born in Baltimore, Maryland and currently reside in Carroll County, Maryland with my husband. My love of books and stories began with many trips to the public library when I was in elementary school. That love of reading continued into high school, where I became a Library Aide and help students retrieve magazines, books and articles for assignments.

I have earned my bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and a master’s degree in Audiology from Towson State University. However, life took me down a different path a brought me right back into in a school library setting, where my love of books is shared with all the students and teachers who walk through the door.

My favorite romance writer is LaVyrle Spencer, and I have enjoyed reading every one of her twenty-four books. When I heard that Spencer was retiring, I was inspired to pick up a pen and start writing my first romance novel, “Autumn’s Gift of Love” which laid tucked away in a file drawer for many years. Now, it’s hard to say that there is anything good about a pandemic, but time at home opened the door to exploring the possibilities of grasping hold of a “maybe one day” hopeful dream. It provided the time for making unexpected connections and propelled a hopeful dream into a reality.

I have broadened my writing skills by taking an historical fiction class to delve further into intertwining the past into my stories. I have also participated in webinars through Writer’s Digest to increase my knowledge as skill as a writer. I also participated in a flash fiction writing challenge through Writer’s Digest which pushed my imagination to the limits.

In my free time, I enjoy scrapbooking, genealogy research, gardening and numerous crafts. You will find me crocheting in the winter and working in my flower and vegetable gardens in the summertime. Oh, and I will be crafting my next story too!

"To everyone who has a story to tell, but only dreams of writing it, never stop trying."

Autumn's Gift of Love-
#2 Best Seller in
Love & Romance
Amazon Kindle Store

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Cyndy inspires others to follow the author dream

15 years ago Cyndy gave up on her writing career before it even started, when she was told “you can’t write”.  During hours of covid free time,  she dusted off her original ideas and started again.  With the help of encouraging mentors she published her first book,  Autumn’s Gift of Love, and is thrilled with the #2 ranking on the Kindle store for the love and romance category!  She encourages budding authors to never give up and stay positive.

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