If I had to state my philosophy in a nutshell, I’d borrow this gem from M.C. Richards: “All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The Big Art is our life.”

Focusing on lifestyle topics, I’ve freelanced for dozens of regional and national publications since 1984. Metro-Detroit readers know me best through my Sunday newspaper columns, which ran 14 years in The Daily Tribune and won a Best Local Column award from the Michigan Press Association.

Putting a fresh spin on midlife issues, I currently write a monthly “Life Lines” column for Michigan PRIME, delivered with Sunday editions of  The Detroit News and Free Press. Whether you’re facing a new empty nest, caring for elderly parents, or happily reinventing yourself after age 55, I’m writing “Life Lines” with you in mind.

My essays and features have been published and syndicated in many widely read publications, including Reader’s Digest, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Gardens, The Detroit News & Free Press, Victoria, Writer’s Digest, Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion, Literary Mama, Spirituality and Health, and The Christian Science MonitorSeveral of my essays are included popular anthologies.

My collection of short essays, Writing Home, highlights the years I worked at home as a family columnist while raising my son. Awarded several prizes for creative nonfiction, the book is a love letter to home and family life. Now in its second printing, Writing Home is also available on Kindle.

When I’m not writing in my home office, you’ll find me in the art studio above our garage. My shrines and mixed-media assemblages have been featured in national publications and in juried art exhibits throughout southeast Michigan. And when I’m not here in Royal Oak, you’ll find me in on the west coast of Michigan, working with my family on our historic Frank Lloyd Wright home on the St. Joseph River.

Connect with me on LinkedIn and view my professional resume.

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  1. Dear Cindy,

    I came across your blog and just had to recognize your work. You are so talented and have done so many different things with your writing and I just had to tell you YOU GO GIRL!

    I wanted to invite you to Fabulously40.com, an online community for women 40 and beyond, where it is our goal to let every woman know that life after 40 is the beginning of a new journey where they can make all of their dreams come true by doing what they want.

    I hope to see you on our space.

    All the Best,


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