Cynthia Stuart, PhD is a retired professor of psychology and medical law and ethics. She is a founding member of Book Bogglers, and as a rat-centric writer, Cynthia is a regular contributor to It’s a Rat’s World magazine and has also written rat related articles for the American Psychological Association’s Human-Animal Interaction Newsletter. Cynthia is the proprietor of “Year of the Rat” English, independently contracting English instruction to online language schools in China and Latin America. She is often assisted in this endeavor by her rats Radar and Nate, as well as guinea pig Blueberry, who make frequent on cameo appearances.
Book Bogglers co-founder and author, Eileen Merwin, recently published her 19th children’s book for Bearport Publishing, Nightmarish New York. Eileen earned her MFA in writing from Brooklyn College, and in 2017 won first prize for regional fiction in Next Generation Indie Book Award competition. This year she has been placed on the Children’s Book Council List of authors whose titles were shared with 35,000 kids nationally and selected as their favorites. In addition she has won awards and honorariums from Highlights magazine, Writers’ Digest and TADA youth theater. Among her proudest publications have been stories and poems for her own favorite kids’ magazines Cricket and Spider.
In Donovan’s Charge consummate storyteller, Glenn Cox. recounts the tale his 17-year odyssey up north–and the preservation of his spirit until his release. Today a subway singer Glenn’s drama has been enjoyed and admired by writing students at ASA College where they read the play and discuss his experiences and triumph. “Subway Superman” an article which recounts Glenn’s current odyssey in New York City won a 2017 prize for published article in Writers’ Digest annual competition.
While the range of E Merwin’s writing spans novels, drama and children’s’ books– all celebrate innocence, compassion and finding our way to a richer life through community and kindness. Currently, in 2018 she published her 19th children’s title for Bearport Publishers here in New York City. My Indy and Noah and Link are 2 titles in Hound Town series. (Keep watching for the publication of my upcoming spooky books.) “Writing has certainly been a great adventure, and I am thankful for all the students, writers, readers and creative artists I have met along the way.”