Cindy Cavett has enjoyed writing freelance editorials, fiction, short stories, cozy mysteries, children’s literature, & technical writing, for over thirteen years. Her work has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and websites across the Delmarva Peninsula including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
At the beginning of her career, 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 currently a blogger for CoastalDelaware.com and OceanCity.com, a “Best Things of Delaware,” features writer and a staff writer for the Metropolitan Magazine. Her short story Rehoboth Beach Break has been published by Running Wild Press in the Running Wild Short Stories Anthology Vol. 2. She has also been hard at work with Cat & Mouse Press on the Beach Love anthology, a collection of short romantic stories along the coast of Delaware and Maryland. Two of her stories entitled Dog Napping in Ocean City and Stranded in Fenwick are published in Beach Love in addition to co-editing the book with the editor, Nancy Sakaduski.
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, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Delaware Press Association.
Cindy graduated from Neumann University with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies with her concentration in Intelligence Analysis. After which, she transferred to Wilmington University and is in the Media Communications program with dual minors in digital marketing and electronic discovery.
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.
When not busy with working for the State of Delaware during the day, homework, or writing, or Cindy enjoys reading literature from local authors both in-print and online and allowing their words to help her escape while visiting one of the many beaches off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. She and her husband (and family and friends) take many day trips north and south. 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.