Cygnet Brown (1959-) Born in Northwestern Pennsylvania, began writing stories in seventh grade English class. From that time on she wanted to become a professional writer, but life got in the way. After graduating high school, she served on active Navy from 1981-1987 as a Neuro-psychiatric Technician then in the reserves until 1999. She married, became a mother to three children, step mother to another, and became a nurse.
She returned to writing in October 2008 when she fell in love with her characters all over again. With this renewed passion, she wrote her first book in The Locket Saga: When God Turned His Head. In 2012 she published her second book of the series Soldiers Don't Cry. Her third book, a nonfiction book is aptly named Simply Gardening.Her next book, Book IV of the Locket Saga: A Coward's Solace came out in August 2016. In December 2015 she came out with two booklets: Help from Kelp and Using Diatomaceous earth Around the House and Yard. She substitute teaches high school, middle school, gifted middle and high, and special needs students K-12.
Cygnet keeps busy writing a book about editing called Beyond the First Draft and working to develop the Jerjoboch Learning Center, a center that teaches children and adults as well how to live cohesively with nature using permaculture systems.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was in Mrs. Watson's seventh grade English class. She assigned us to write about what it would be like if we accidentally called a wrong number. I ended up writing a chapter book and, of course got an "A" on the assignment. From that assignment on, I was hooked, I knew I wanted to be a writer. After I graduated high school however, life got in the way of writing and I put it on the back burner for a number of years while I joined the Navy and raised a family.. I fell in love with writing again when in 2008 I lost my job and decided it was time to follow my passion.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Corry Pennsylvania which is at the northwest corner of the state about 35 miles inland from Lake Erie. I would have to say that where I grew up influenced my writing a lot. I learned to garden from my mother and our neighbor Mrs. N. The area is rich in history that goes back before our country became independent. A lot of my historical romances are based in that area.
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