Jackson, Tennessee had its share of murders every year. Drug deals gone sour, botched robberies, full blown domestic disputes, and crazed jealous lovers were nothing new. Even the gang violence once foreign to this rural town in the Bible belt had bullied its way in, and despite law enforcement's best efforts, seemed to be here to stay. Still, it was big news around town when 17 year-old
Born and raised in West Tennessee, Cynthia obtained her B.A. degree in English from Union University. She is a freelance writer and novelist and also an accomplished musician. She is currently working on her second novel, Evergreen.