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 contemporary series, Bird Face, is 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), and 6 Dates to Disaster (Bird Face Book Three), releasing in December, 2016.

Inspiration Motivation

I love writing for teenagers, particularly those awkward teens who speak without thinking 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 would show teens how wonderful, powerful, and valuable they are.




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 it appeals not only to teenagers but also to the adults who care about them.

My 1920s historical manuscript, The Other Side of Freedom, shows one ordinary boy's ability to take extraordinary steps for the good of others. I currently seek a home for it.

My Newsletter


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