|Cynthia L. Simmons|
But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ's triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. 2 Corinthians 2:14 NLT
Today I’d like to introduce to you my special guest, Cynthia Simmons. Cynthia and her husband, Ray, have five children and reside in Atlanta. She taught for over twenty-five years as a homeschool mother and Bible teacher. Her writing has appeared in CAG publications, NATHHAN NEWS, Chattanooga Regional Historical Magazine, Georgia Right to Life Newsletter, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Catholic Exchange, ECLA magazine, and Christian Devotions.us. Active in Christian Authors Guild (CAG), she conducts writing workshops and has served as president, vice president, and conference director.
I met "Cyndi" through the Christian Authors Guild (CAG). Their annual fall conference, Catch the Wave , was the very first writers’ conference I attended. I’ve been blessed to attend that conference twice. That’s where I got to know this soft-spoken lady who is a real powerhouse of information and encouragement for writers and Christian women.
Cyndi has a heart for encouraging women in today’s crazy, upside-down world. She loves history and peppers her speaking and teaching with fascinating vignettes from the past. Her first book, Struggles and Triumphs, was nominated for 2008 Georgia Author of the year. She hosts Heart of the Matter Radio for women seeking the elegance of God’s wisdom.
I encourage you to visit Cyndi’s website: www.clsimmons.com. I have personally found CAG Spotlight to be very beneficial. I have learned so much from the resources provided.
Cyndi, could you tell us a little about CAG Spotlight as well as “Heart of the Matter Radio”?
While I promoted my first book, I did a lot of radio interviews. It required some work, but I loved it. My publicist and I put together a list of questions, and I prepared answers. I practiced my sound bites so I’d be smooth. When other possible topics came to mind, I prepared a short answer to them also.
At the time I served as president of my writing group, Christian Authors Guild (CAG). I realized I could use what I learned to promote our events, like our annual fall conference.
The goal of CAG Spotlight is to interview authors and VIPs in the writing industry to help new authors get published. By then I held membership in American Christian Fiction Writers, so I sent out a query for authors to interview. Tiffany Colter volunteered and my first podcast went live in December 2010.
In the spring of 2013, a friend asked me to live stream a writing contest. I knew that meant I would have to do radio. So, after praying for a month or so, I made the transition from podcasting to radio, and Heart of the Matter Radio was born.
Heart of the Matter Radio reaches out to women who long for the elegance of God’s wisdom. We broadcast every Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern on my website. I continue to do CAG Spotlight for writers monthly on the second segment of the program.
Follow the link below to hear one of the archived programs:
Cyndi, how can readers connect with you?
My archive and blog is http://blog.clsimmons.com
Heart of the Matter Radio on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HrtMtr
Thank you Cyndi for being my guest this week on Write Moments with God. You have been a blessing to me and countless others. I pray God continues to bless your ministry.
And now, something special for the monthly give-away.
I’m making available FREE the Kindle ebook version of my devotional, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea. On Tuesday, January 7 through Thursday, January 9th, the devotional will be FREE on Amazon: http://ow.ly/mJQtj
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Please download your copy and tell your friends about it too. I want to get this highly rated “blessed seller” into as many hands as possible.
Thank you for visiting Write Moments with God. I appreciate you.