Nature instills wonder. We just have to notice. I recently read a Writer’s Digest article on how authors should gauge their success. It said, “Start by asking yourself: Why did I write this book?” I wrote Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature because transformations fascinate me. Each summer, I watch flowers turn into fruit in… Read more »
Cup of Tea with Cindy
Conversations about Kid Lit
Cynthia Argentine writes books and poetry for children and teens. She works professionally as an author and piano teacher, and formerly served as an environmental consultant. She comes from a family of engineers, scientists, and mathematicians who continually inspire her to learn something new.
This blog is like an invitation to talk over tea. We can sample new varieties and discuss books, science, poems, nature, writing, family life, and other things that spark joy and wonder. Join the conversation by sending Cindy an email with your thoughts!
Last December, a family member had a health crisis. For the next several months, I wasn’t able to keep up my correspondence with readers. Thankfully, my family member is much better now. 🙂 And I have NEWS to share! My next book—NIGHT BECOMES DAY: CHANGES IN NATURE—will enter the world October 5. That may seem… Read more »
Come January, do you find you want to reread favorite books, re-watch favorite movies, or listen to favorite pieces of music? I do. Other times of the year, I prefer discovering something new. But in January, even as we begin a new year, I find myself recalling things from the past that I want to… Read more »
Gratitude, rest, and an old camp song… That is what I’m thinking about this morning. I am grateful for so many specific things–and having you as a reader is one of them. Whether I’ve known you for years or have yet to meet you, I appreciate that you’ve become part of my community. Thanksgiving has always been one… Read more »
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of hearing Linda Sue Park speak via Zoom. Park won the 2002 Newbery Award—aka the Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children—for her book A Single Shard. You may also be familiar with her book A Long Walk to Water, which is based on the true story of a boy in… Read more »