Book Cover News!

After a long delay, I finally have news on the next book cover. I had asked people to let me know which image they prefer for the back cover. I got some feedback through my blog, instagram, facebook and in person. https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/authorcynthiamackey.com/1905 And a decision has been made! The front cover is still top secretContinue reading “Book Cover News!”

Craft Fair!

I’m super excited to go to the Last Chance Craft Fair at the Mary Winspear in Sidney. December 14 and 15. Admission is $5 at the door. https://www.firstandlastchance.ca/ I love getting inspired by the handmade items and it is so much more interesting than the mall. There are so many delicious sights and smells. WhatContinue reading “Craft Fair!”

Music Education Linked with Early Language Development

Dr. Sean Hutchins at the Royal Conservatory of Music, published results of his study of children enrolled in their ‘Smart Start’ music education program for children under 6 years. Early childhood music education plays a powerful role in cognitive development. https://www.rcmusic.com/about-us/news/new-research-demonstrates-link-between-music-educa

Stories from my Childhood

Hi There! I thought it might be fun to share some stories from my childhood. Some of these are my own memories and some were shared with me by parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles. I’ll admit my memories may be off a little, but what the heck. We all love a good story. MONEY AtContinue reading “Stories from my Childhood”

Giveaway Time!

Okay, I’m a little behind schedule with my giveaway but here we go! This is great for picture book lovers, teachers, librarians, parents and grandparents. You can win Picture the Sky, by Barbara Reid and a signed copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker! The winner will also receive a pdf copy of my story stretchersContinue reading “Giveaway Time!”

Wednesday Writing Update

Hello Friends in the Blogosphere! Here’s my weekly writing update; keeping myself honest about the progress I’m making with writing for children. This week I watched a free webinar by children’s book author, Arree Chung.  It was so good in that he reminded me that the only way to become a published author is toContinue reading “Wednesday Writing Update”

Happy Monday!

Welcome to Monday!  This is your opportunity to learn a little more about the writer behind the blog. As you may already have learned, I am an introvert.  I get worn out from being around large groups of people.  This is why I love teaching preschool and piano.  My preschool is small, so we haveContinue reading “Happy Monday!”