She published three novels with Wings, ePress, Inc. and nine novels with Sweet Cravings, a division of Secret Cravings Publishing with numerous awards. She currently has published all her past and current books with Dragonfly Spirit Books. Three of her books have been nominated for the prestigious Whitney Awards.
Cindy A. Christiansen has her Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Weber State College, Ogden, Utah. She became a Programmer/Analyst for an aerospace company before becoming too ill to work. Her illness progressed from Mono and Epstein-Barr virus in the 1980s to Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and Fibromyalgia in the 1990s. She's been diagnosed with over thirty health conditions.
Cindy A. Christiansen grew up on a farm and had been active her whole life which made being bed-ridden very difficult. Although she had always enjoyed some form of writing, like plays, short stories, and magazine articles, she began writing her first manuscript in bed to keep her mind active.
Laura Hillenbrand, who wrote Seabiscuit, is a true inspiration to her. Because Laura also has CFIDS, Cindy realized even though it might take her longer to see her dreams come true, she could still work to attain them. "These illnesses can challenge a person both mentally and physically, but that doesn't have to stop me." Although she might not be able to do all that other writers do, she is determined to give it her all.
Cindy A. Christiansen also wanted to write the kind of books she believes in. "I believe a book should put you through all the emotions, provide a happy escape, and also teach you a little something." When she's up to it, she also enjoys wildlife painting, scrapbooking, antique collecting and refinishing, and clock restoration.
Cindy A. Christiansen lives in West Jordan, Utah with her supportive husband, two very special boys who happen to be autistic, and all her rowdy dogs. All of her books include dogs because life wouldn't be life without them. She is currently working on another novel and hopes she can be an inspiration to other challenged writers to live their dreams. She donates both time and money to organizations that support abused and abandoned dogs.
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