Welcome i write character-driven teen novels with twisty plots--Because life is complicated.

My name is Cynthia T. Toney, and I write fiction that addresses issues important to teens and contains elements of mystery and romance. My novels are published by Write Integrity Press. Look for these titles:

8 Notes to a Nobody (Bird Face Book One), 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status (Bird Face Book Two), 6 Dates to Disaster (Bird Face Book Three), and a coming-of-age historical, The Other Side of Freedom, releasing October, 2017.

Inspiration Motivation

I love writing for teenagers, particularly those teens who speak without thinking, make poor decisions, and have love to give but don't always know where to direct it. Young people I've encountered over the years inspired me to write novels that show teens how wonderful, powerful, and valuable they are. Today's teens can identify with the emotions, needs, desires, and challenges of characters in my historical as well as contemporary novels.

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Summary

The Bird Face series addresses issues of bullying, shyness, children of divorce, blended families, dating, dishonesty, eating disorders, coping with a loved one's Alzheimer's, and teen suicide, among others. But it's also humorous and uplifting. I hope this series appeals not only to teenagers but also to the adults who care about them.

My 1920s historical novel, The Other Side of Freedom, shows one ordinary boy's struggle to take extraordinary steps for the good of others. The main character is the son of Italian immigrants, and the setting is a Louisiana farming community. The story addresses crime, ethnic and racial prejudice, and challenges of rural living.

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Endorsements

8 Notes to a Nobody:

" … a well-written story with realistic characters and situations … More

10 Steps to Girlfriend Status:

"Cynthia Toney does a masterful job of delving into a young teen's first crush. More

6 Dates to Disaster:

"… Now with book three ... Wendy faces life's challenges ... More