Cynthia Gustavson is the award-winning author of five poetry collections, several poetry workbooks for therapists, and has been published in numerous journals such as Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services. She was the winner of a New Millennium Writing Award in 2002 for poetry and a finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Award from the Salem College Center for Women Writers in 2004. Cynthia currently has two books pertaining to children out on the market, a picture book for children ages four to eight and a collection of poetry suitable for young adults and older."