Cynthia Stuart, PhD is a retired professor of psychology and medical law and ethics. She is a founding member of the Book Bogglers collective, whose first book, written with E. Merwin, The Improbable Adventures of My Mischief/Book 1: Archer & Fletch was a winner of the 2016 Animals, Animals, Animals National Book Award in the category of Urban Animals. 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 Simon and Niblet, as well as guinea pig Blueberry, who make on camera appearances during classes.
E. Merwin is very proud to have founded Book Bogglers with fellow author Dr. Cynthia Stuart in 2015 and this year to have won 1st Place in the Next Generation New Indie Award for Regional Fiction. The Northman’s Daughter is a work of mythological/historical fiction based on a tale told long ago by her son Ben Ressler. The awards ceremony was hosted in Manhattan where she joined other writers, editors and readers in the very warm and elegant atmosphere of the Harvard Club.
She is also proud of having collaborated on a drama, Donovan’s Charge with consummate storyteller, Glenn Cox This drama tells the tale of Glenn Cox and his 17-year odyssey up north–and the preservation of his spirit until his release. Today a subway singer Glenn’s drama has been admired by writing students at ASA College as they read scenes from the play and discuss his experiences and triumph.
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, she is writing her 16th 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.” E. Merwin
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