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"Who we are has already been determined, it is what we choose to become that gives our life its deepest meaning."

Cynthia Marlowe

I am an author, genealogist, researcher, and life coach. I have published two acclaimed novels, SOLD! and MARY QUEEN A LEGACY OF FREEDOM as well as been nationally recognized for my work in being the first person to prove the Dove family line back to Mary Dove, born before 1688, who was taken from India and sold as a slave in the American colonies and is the subject of SOLD!

I love my work relating the journeys of so many amazing people and hope I can use them to inspire others towards finding the power within themselves.

The second of four children, I grew up in a small country town in Ohio, where fond memories were created and early childhood bonds were forged. I have lived in multiple states as well as in Africa.

A lifetime lover of the written word, my favorite pastime activity is research and writing on just about any subject. I always enjoy learning and exploring new ideas as well as questioning old ones.  

In addition to writing, I love to explore and have traveled extensively.  I am veteran of the US Army, enjoy carpentry, spending time at the beach, bicycling, paddle boarding and traveling off the beaten path.

My greatest love is my awesome children and beautiful grandchildren where, when I am with them, I am most happy.

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