I'm a freelance writer, Editor of Arts and Culture at The Nervous Breakdown, and lecturer at UTSA. My work has appeared in literary journals and magazines such as Monkeybicycle, Stymie Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, Parent:Wise Magazine, Our Stories, InDigest Magazine, Strange Horizons, Prick of the Spindle, Used Furniture Review, The Big Jewel, and numerous alternative weeklies.
Other places you can find me:
on Facebook (as Cynthia Bechhold Hawkins)
You mean ... I could have been doing something else this whole time?! Damnit.
Favorite authors. My goodness, this is like asking me who my favorite daughter is (the brown-headed one). BUT, I will tell you who I defer to regularly whenever I have writer's block: Michael Chabon, Joy Harjo, Cormac McCarthy, Derek Walcott, Louise Erdrich, Zadie Smith, Nick Hornby ....
Thanks for reading and faving Lettie!
Thanks for reading Descanso--happy to have your comments, early or late or somewhere in between :)
Thanks, Cynthia, for reading and commenting on "DolphinsNowRuleYourDyingWorld.com"!
thank you SO much for your kind words about my strange story "Tip"!!
Hi, Cynthia! So nice of you to comment on "Sermon of Lilac." Thanks for the fave also!
Cynthia, many thanks for the love on “Badabing Badaboom.” I’m happy you enjoyed it. Your read and comments are much appreciated!
Cynthia, thanks for taking the time to comment on "10,000 Dollar Pyramid." I appreciate your words.
Cynthia, lovely to meet you like this. Most appreciate your read and comments on "How to Take a Meeting." Glad the title drew you, and I confess that I like 6a too. Will be after reading yourself right away!
Hey Cynthia, thanks for reading Sacred. Glad you found me and now I know you are here too! Cheers.
Thanks, Cynthia, for your read of Headstone.
Cynthia - such a nice comment on "I Like It". So very appreciated!
Cynthia - nice to meet you AND thanks for reading "Help Me Own You". I read above that you like vinyl...I too am a big, big fan.
thanks again for the comment and link re: "...Urgent Reply" Spam prose is truly a crystal of some macro societal dysfunctions...and re: your authors above, yes, love Sedaris too.
Cynthia, thanks for joining me for some Canada-U.S. fun in “We Have Eskimo Bars.” Your cheerful comment is appreciated, and not lost in translation!
Hi Cynthia, so glad you liked "burned" and thanks for your comment! Cheers!
Thank you very much for your nice words about "Bob". Looking forward to reading your work! best, Meg
Thank you, Cynthia, for your generous comments on "Memento Mori ..."
I greatly appreciate what you said about Gathering. Very generous of you to read and comment. Thanks.
Thanks, Cynthia, for your comment on Making it Right. First I have to punch out the novel I'm almost done with, and then, yeah, I might get back to this!
OMG. Our initials ARE the same. Freaky. I hope people don't get us confused.
Thank you, Cynthia. Look forward to reading more by you, both here and at TNB.
I love that you have a large record collection. I love records. :)
Hi Cynthia, you are too kind. Thanks so much for your comments about Requirement.
Thanks for commenting on "Ru and Win" Cynthia. This part of the Neosho is in Oklahoma.
Cynthia, Thanks so much for your reading and commenting on Crystal. It's great to have you here -- and I look forward to reading more of your work.
Thanks for commenting on "Playing for Keeps." Glad you liked it. Took me years (literally!) to get to that last line!
Following you on Twitter. Looking forward to reading your work!
Hi Cynthia-I love your tweets and look forwarding to reading other writing here.
Welcome, welcome. Hope you have a great time here at Fictionaut.