The Author

Lucinda Gunnin is a short story writer working on several first novels from her home in Carterville, IL. Her award-winning short stories were included in Elements of the Soul, published in 2009, and Elements of Time, published in February, 2010. Her short story “The Ears Have It” was included in Elements of Dimension published in the spring of 2011 and she has work pending publication in Elements of Love scheduled for release by Twin Trinity┬áMedia later this year. Cindy came to fiction by way of journalism and has spent more than two decades as a reporter.

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In addition to her fiction writing, Cindy is a prolific freelance writer, having written for several magazines and newspapers as well as many websites. Her work will also be included in Twin Trinity’s Best of Unsent Letters due out in the fall, 2011, and was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping a New You in December, 2010.

When not up to her eyeballs in some new writing project, Cindy is a huge fan of movies and gaming, though she prefers the pen and paper type to electronic gaming. She also serves as president of the Southern Illinois Writers Guild, is a founding member/administrator at the Accentuate Writers Forum, and blogs about all things cat at She swears her favor editor is her cat, Rain, who loves everything she writes, even when it’s less than perfect.