Cindy Cavett has enjoyed writing freelance editorials, fiction, short stories, cozy mysteries, children’s literature, & technical writing, for over thirteen years and has enjoyed writing over one hundred fifty publications. Her work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and websites across the tri-state area including Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.
Cindy was awarded a grant for her novel Kingdom of the Monarchs from the Highlights for Children Foundation in 2006. She also placed as a semi-finalist for her essay on the Endangered Species Act in 2007 from George Mason University’s Institute for Humane Studies. She went on to write for the Delaware News Journal, Out & About magazine, Delaware Pets magazine and was published in two anthologies.
Cindy is a blogger for both CoastalDelaware.com and OceanCity.com, is a “Best Things of Delaware,” features writer, and a staff writer for the Metropolitan Magazine. Her short story Rehoboth Beach Break will be published by Running Wild Press in their Running Wild Short Stories Anthology Vol. 2. coming out in February 2017.
She continues to write short stories for local contests and is working on her next full-length fiction novel based on the beaches of the east coast. She is a member of the Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild, the Eastern Shore Writers Association, and the Delaware Press Association.
Cindy grew up in South Philly with her mother and sister. She lived in various locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania before moving to Delaware in 2010. She has had more adventures than she can remember and it seems a memoir should someday be written so she doesn’t forget them all. Cindy traveled to the Dominican Republic in 1998 to assist with building a pharmacy in Santo Domingo for a local congregation, and this single experience brought her forward from teenagehood to becoming an adult at the age of nineteen. Since then she has volunteered her time in homeless shelters, animal rescues, town, road and beach cleaning, local festivals, writing for non-profit organizations and assisting with their websites, and is certified in emergency management for the public (CERT).
High school started at the Creative & Performing Arts High School in Philadelphia where she attended for playing both piano and cello. CAPA is where Boyz II Men went to high school and frequently visited, though Cindy could never get close enough to meet them when they did (and boy did she try). It was here where she realized her love of literature was growing. She continued her musical studies, however, when she transferred to Octorara Area High School in the Senior Chorus. She graduated with her concentration in Music and Business. Cindy was fostered by a family in her last year of high school which gave her an opportunity to live life from the perspective of a busy, full family. Being part of a foster family was both humbling and gracious, and an experience Cindy often looks back on as one of the happiest (and most grateful) times in her life.
Having graduated from Neumann University as an adult student with her Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Criminal Intelligence Analysis, Cindy transferred to Wilmington University. She originally pursued cybersecurity as this is an area of great interest for Cindy, however, she decided to incorporate her love of both writing and computers and transferred into the Media Communications program instead. It is a perfect pairing of the two interests.
Cindy won a scholarship from the Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation in partnership with the Wilmington Women in Business for the 2017-18 school year. The Fresh Start scholarship is for non-traditional female students in Delaware who are attending a Delaware college after returning to school after a length of time post-high school. The scholarship guidelines are available on the website for next year and can be found here.
Cindy recently married her best friend and fiance of 6 years, Jason Cavett at the Christiana Hilton in Newark, Delaware. It was a beautiful day filled with happiness, family, and friends. Jay and Cindy built their house together in Smyrna, Delaware in 2011 and have two small dogs Luke and Solo, a feisty kitty named Primrose, and a hedgehog named Chewie.
When not busy writing, working or working on projects, Cindy enjoys reading literature from local authors both in-print and online and escaping with their work as she visits one of the many beaches off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. She and Jay take many day trips north and south, and frequently include family members and friends on their journeys. She also enjoys trying new restaurants and writing about her experiences.
Cindy collects miniature shells, turtles, and anything related to the beach. She has an Eeyore collection that is much too large and a shoe collection that can never be large enough.