Cynthia was the President and Editor in Chief of Beyond Words Publishing, Inc. through 2013, a pioneer in Mind, Body & Spirit books, active in developing and promoting the importance of spiritual lifestyles and global wisdom. She passed away in 2013.

She was the recipient of Advertising Age Magazine's 2007 Entertainment Marketer of the Year award as well as one of Independent Publisher's Ten Outstanding Women of Independent Publishing award in 2006. And, s he was the co-author of  Spiritual Writing: From Inspiration to Publication, and editor of two anthologies by mature women writers,  Our Turn, Our Time and  Mid-Life Clarity. Her perspectives on publishing have been featured in  Publishers Weekly, The New York Times, The Oregonian and  The Costco Connection.