The Dream is the Journey
Cynthia Ripley Miller is a first generation Italian-American writer with a love for history, languages and books. She has lived, worked, and travelled in Europe, Africa, North America and the Caribbean. As a girl, she often wondered what it would be like to journey through time (she still does), yet knew, it could only be through the imagination and words of writers and their stories. Today, she writes to bring the past to life.
Cynthia believes that hopes, dreams, desires and secrets are all aspects of the human condition and travel as far back as the dawn of man. After all, isn’t one of the first dramas recorded set in a garden called Eden? She has attempted to bring to life the stories of people who’ve traversed history and the fifth century. As she learned from her travels abroad, if real people share common values and attributes that transcend time, then why not fictional characters?
She holds two degrees and has taught history and teaches English. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthology Summer Tapestry, at Orchard Press Mysteries.com and The Scriptor. A Chanticleer International Chatelaine Award finalist for her novel, On the Edge of Sunrise, she has reviewed for UNRV Roman History, and blogs at Historical Happenings and Oddities: A Distant Focus
Cynthia has four children and lives with her husband, twin cats, Romulus and Remus, and Jessie, a German Shepherd, in a suburb of Chicago. With family in the military, she is a supporter of Puppies Behind Bars, a charitable organization that trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.
On the Edge of Sunrise is the first in the Long-Hair Saga; a series set in late ancient Rome and France and published by Knox Robinson Publishing.