5 Star Review for Echoes Of Pemberley!

Echoes Of Pemberley received a 5 star review from Meredith Esparza at Austenesque Reviews! What I loved most was that Meredith truly understood Catie, the novel’s main character. Below is the link, copy and paste if you would like to go and read it – http://janeaustenreviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/echoes-of-pemberley-cynthia-ingram.html?spref=fb

Have a wonderful day!


Maurice Sendak Dies at 83 – Where the Wild Things Are

The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind….

I cannot tell you how many times I have read this book, from my preschool teaching days to my own son, who is now 19. Eventually, I knew the words by heart and only turned the pages for the sake of pictures. So many children, mine included, became lovers of reading because of Maurice Sendak’s, Where the Wild Things Are.

Believe it or not, Mr. Sendak’s book, In the Night Kitchen, is among the 100 most frequently banned books because the main character, a little boy of about 3 years, is (at times) naked in his dream where he floats to the Night Kitchen and becomes part of the batter for Morning Cake. This makes perfect sense, for all mothers know…3 year-old children NEVER take off all their clothes!! Seriously, In the Night Kitchen is a wonderful read! I have read it to my preschool classrooms and to my own children – kids love the book, and they are the world’s toughest critics!!

I was saddened to hear Maurice Sendak had passed from this life, but his work will live on forever! Thank you Maurice for Where the Wild Things Are – it will Roar it’s terrible Roar forever, and children will continue to love books and reading because of you!!



IPPY Update and other announcements!

Update on IPPY Nomination and a few announcements: Sadly, Echoes of Pemberley was not awarded a medal. There were so many excellent entrants and deserving authors…Congratulations to all the winners!! I was truly humbled to be nominated by my publisher on my first novel – Thank you again, Meryton Press! The other Meryton Press entrant, Author Karen M. Cox, won a GOLD in the romance category for her new release Find Wonder in All Things. Congratulations Karen – I’m so proud to be part of this publishing agency!

Better news: Yesterday Echoes of Pemberley was featured in the May/June issue of Southern Writers Magazine in their Magnolia Corner.  All southern writers out there need to tap into this great resource! http://www.southernwritersmagazine.com/

Lastly: On Tuesday May 8th @ 7:00 pm, I will be doing a book signing and a short talk on Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, and what inspired me to write Echoes of Pemberley for the Biltmore Lecture Series at the Lake Club House – If you live in or around the Asheville area and still haven’t gotten your copy be sure and stop by!! Pictures will follow!

Will chat soon – Have a Blessed Day Everyone!!