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About the author

Cindy Cipriano lives in North Carolina with her family and their 27 pets. Not really.

Just two dogs who think they are children and three cats who think they are raccoons. It only seems as if they make twenty-seven. When Cindy isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and the avoidance of cooking.

Cindy's Fading series is about the consequence of dreaming up Mr. Right.

Living in a small town like Woodvine, North Carolina, means everyone knows everything about everybody. The same goes for seventeen-year-old Leath Elliott who can't seem to escape her tragic past and the loss of her father. Her only break from reality is through recurring dreams where she's spent a lifetime growing up with a boy she's never met. When a stranger shows up in the form of James Turner - a mysterious boy with a dark past - Leath begins to wonder if her dreams might be coming true. Literally.

Things get complicated when Leath finds out that James' sudden appearance in her small town is anything but a coincidence. Demanding answers, Leath confronts James, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth he tells her.

Now, the future she once saw in her dreams and the boy she's falling for is fading fast and Leath must make the ultimate decision between giving up her freedom or giving up her heart.

Book two, Searching, released in 2019 and book three, Pretending is out in 2020.

Cindy's first novel, The Circle, Book One of The Sidhe, won the 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Silver Award for Pre-Teen Fiction - Fantasy. Other titles in the series include The Choice, Book Two of The Sidhe (2020), and The Lost, Book Three of The Sidhe (2020). The series follows Calum, Laurel, and Hagen from middle through high school as they first rescue Calum's kidnapped cousin, and then save the Otherworld from dark Sidhe.

Cindy's Miller's Island Mysteries Series (MIMS) is described as innovative in blending science and fantasy. Eighth graders, Grace and Jack, travel through time solving mysterious science events. Titles in the series include: MIMS #1 The Case of the Toxic River (2017), MIMS #2 The Case of the Mysterious Future (2018), MIMS #3 The Case of the Magnetic Rocket Fuel (2018), MIMS #4 The Case of the Mirrored Cat (2018), and MIMS #5 The Case of the Treacherous Tunnel (2019). Grace and Jack go on to high school in MIMS #6.