Writing goal this year: Launch my debut novel, More Than You Think You Know, coming in 2017 from Beating Windward Press. Have fun researching, interviewing and telling great stories that entertain and uplift for Michigan Technological University, and continue producing features, profiles and travelogues for magazines with further expansion into other print and electronic venues (business, gardening, social trends, politics, fitness).
Writing goal next year: Complete my next novel Yoga For Smokers (WIP), set on the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Keys, and start the third, working title Bite Me, a homage (exposé?) of the food and beverage industry.
Recent editing projects: Numerous web pages and print publications for Michigan Tech’s University and Marketing Communications Department. Assisted with big-picture edits for inspirational romance writer Kristin Neva’s second in a delightful trilogy of Copper Country-based novels. She scored an agent. Sweeeet! Edited a fun, smoky, funky 1960s-70s memoir by a roadie who traveled with legendary rock acts including Bob Seger. Did first edits for Corey LaBissoniere’s Return to Enchantas, the second in his Young Adult Fantasy series Land of Enchantas. Also worked with some academic clients, (ELS/APA). Serving as writing coach and editor for higher-purpose projects is so rewarding!
My newest gig: Web writing for Michigan Technological University, along with collaborating and co-creating on other new-media projects, including social media platform management—Instagram to LinkedIn. It’s an eclectic, exciting writing-editing mix that immerses me in learning and teaching every day. I’m still available on a selective basis for freelance copy editing and content creation for clients that require clear, correct, clean, concise and consistent copy. Errors beware!
Harshest writing advice received: “No one cares how you feel when the sun shines on your face in the morning.”
Harshest writing advice given: “No one cares how you feel when the sun shines on your face in the morning.”
Favorite writing experience: Whatever I’m working on now.
Worst writing experience: Let me think about that and get back to you.
And if you want to get back to me: Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or PM me on the blogs, including this writing room, or my inspirational offering, tweet @cyndiperkins, join me on Instagram @cyndiperkins or meet me over on LinkedIn
I am not a woman of few words, although I try to make every word count. I’m a writer, editor, reader, Yogini, gardener, foodie and fashionista. A constant waitress and eternal cheerleader. A wife, mother, daughter, niece and cousin, hailing from a long line of touchy-feely huggers who love to dance and sing. Most of us have been told at one point or another, “Don’t quit your day job.”
What most people don’t know about me: I can whistle loudly, on key.
Latest hobbies: Learning Kundalini Yoga mantras, practicing forgiveness and wildcrafting Cyndi’s Abundant Unguents, healing herbal balms from my garden and the Keweenaw landscape.
Guilty pleasure: Weaned from Bravo TV network thanks to ROKU. Addicted to Downton Abbey and Mad Men re-runs and House of Cards, thanks to Roku.