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Cynthia Ross - Kansas Author
Meet Cynthia Jo Ross - Nature Lover, Writer and Performer
Cynthia Ross, a Kansas writer, nature lover and performer lives in a log home near a small pond. She loves teaching her grandchildren about nature. While walking in the woods, she sometimes surprises a deer or sees a snake slither into the pond. Her yard is a haven for birds and squirrels. Hummingbirds are a favorite of hers.
Below you'll learn more about Cynthia's interests and activities that led her to publish a book of children's poetry which she followed in 2011 with a book of poems for grown-ups.
(photo taken by Kristy Duggan of Cynthia Ross in costume for Gene Stratton Porter used with permission)
New Book of Poems Available
Prairie Woman Poems
Preview the book here. After the pages finish loading, click on the small square at the bottom next to the Blurb logo. That makes the preview full-screen so you can see it better.
Ride a Stick Horse - By Cynthia Jo Ross
In 2008, Cynthia published her poems for children. The cover shows a five-year old Cindy with her stick horse. A mixture of recent photos mingle with vintage family photos to illustrate the varied poems.
Photos of the Author - C.J. Ross - Click on any photo to see it largerClick thumbnail to view full-size
Haiku Books on Amazon
Cynthia writes a variety of poetry styles, but haiku is her favorite. She even has HAIKU on her car's license plate. If you haven't tried haiku, here's a book to get you started.
Cynthia - The Meaning of the Name
Cup available from Zazzle: Cynthia, the Origin and the Meaning by NemethArt
Performing as Gene Stratton-Porter
Cynthia trained to give a first person performance and the character she chose was her favorite nature author, Gene Stratton-Porter. She displays an old-fashioned box camera such as the author would have used in the early part of the 20th century and uses other items like a bird's nest in her program.
This has been popular for senior audiences and at libraries and nature sites.
Photo by Cynthia's daughter, Kristy Duggan.
Cynthia's Favorite Author - Gene Stratton-Porter
She Collects Books about Birds and Also Titles by Gene Stratton Porter
Want List - Titles Cynthia Is Looking For
These Are Some of the More Rare Books by Porter
C.J. Ross Signing Her Book
Cindy's Favorite Links
- Indiana Authors and Their Books
Indiana has produced more than its share of writers. Do the cornfields somehow inspire creativity? Check out these authors from the Hoosier state, from Lew Wallace to Kurt Vonnegut.
- Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic is a 128 acre property located on the shore Lake Sylvan. The home is known as the Cabin in Wildflower Woods.
- Limberlost State Historic Site
Limberlost State Historic Site in Indiana was the home of Gene Stratton-Porter. She was a popular author & naturalist in the early 1900s. Her best known book is
- Gail Lee Martin | A Kansas Author
Gail's first book is My Flint Hills Childhood: Growing Up in 1930s Kansas. She is C.J. Ross' mother.
- Cynthia Jo Ross - OurEcho
Writer's biography, essays and poems.
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