Cindy Rizzo


Cindy Rizzo’s first novel, Exception to the Rule, won the 2014 award for Best Debut Fiction from Golden Crown Literary Society. Her short story, The Miracle of the Lights, will be published in the upcoming anthology Unwrap These Presents (Ylva Publishing). Earlier writing includes essays in the anthologies, Lesbians Raising Sons and Homefronts: Controversies in Non-Traditional Parenting. Cindy was also the co-editor of a fiction anthology, All the Ways Home, published in 1995 (New Victoria) in which her story Herring Cove was included.
Cindy has worked in philanthropy for many years and has a long history of involvement in the LGBT community. She serves on the boards of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York and Funders for LGBTQ Issues. She lives in New York City with her wife, Jennifer, and their two cats. They have two grown sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and a baby granddaughter.

You can contact Cindy by email at, via Facebook, through her blog,, or on Twitter @cindyrizzo.

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