Eons ago when I was a senior in high school.
Eons ago when I was a senior in high school.

My name is KyneWynn — that’s pronounced like Kind Wind, but drop the “d” sound on the end.  I chose it myself, and at this point in my life, at least half of the people I know, know me as KyneWynn, so we’ll go with that here.

I am a writer.

I’m a southeastern Idaho native who was transplanted several times to Utah until it stuck. I am the mother six children, all married now, but one, and I have a bunch of other kids who lived with me for various amounts of time who also call me mom.  My  grandchildren are the joy of my life.  I am an avid reader and writer. My hobbies include attending the theatre, doing family history, and sword fighting (which is where my nickname, KyneWynn, originated as a persona name. It’s Welsh, it’s beautiful, and I love it).

My writing career started with writing in a journal every week for a junior high school English class. Through the years, I’ve continued to keep a journal off and on,  which makes interesting reading (at least for me) as I look back on my life. After I was widowed in 2004,  I returned to school, attending Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where I finished earning my bachelor’s degree as a non-traditional student studying writing. I graduated in 2008 and completed an editing internship with Cedar Fort Publishing Co. in 2009.  My current employment involves writing blogs and on-page-content, and I love it!

My overall writing experience includes writing family histories, personal life histories, children’s picture book manuscripts, poetry, and creative nonfiction essays. My current works in progress include a collection of essays about my experiences of being a widow, several picture book manuscripts, a guide to writing an essay-based personal history, writing letters, keeping a journal, and of course, blogging.

Please feel free to share your reactions to my writing with me. I love feedback.

PS: Please visit Cutestuff Cooks where I share recipes and stories about them.


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