Cindy Ervin Huff is a jubilee writer. Fifty years is spoken of in the Old Testament as the year of jubilee. All personal property that had been sold to pay debts was returned to the original families. It was a time of renewal. After raising five children, homeschooling for fifteen years, and teaching in her local church and serving as short-term missionary; she is renewing her love for writing in this season of her life. She enjoys honing her craft and pursuing her calling. They say sixty is the new forty, so she’s optimistic that her writing life has plenty of time to grow.
Cindy has been writing since high school in many arenas. She served as a guest columnist for the Beacon News, wrote scripts for Children’s Bible Hour, children’s stories, as well as magazine articles and devotionals in a variety of publications. This doesn’t include a plethora of skits, monologs, and mimes performed in church services and by homeschoolers. She also coached drama teams and a teen mime group.
Her debut novel Secrets & Charades won the Editor’s Choice Award in 2014, third place in the Maxwell Awards in 2017, and first place Serious Writer Medal 2018. Her contemporary romance New Duet released in May 2018. She is part of the novella collection The Cowboys due released August 2019. Cindy is a member of ACFW, Mentor for Word Weavers, founding member of the Aurora, Illinois, chapter of Word Weavers, and alumni of the Christian Writers Guild. Like most writers, she reads extensively to improve her writing skills and immerses herself in the beauty of the written word.
In her quest to give other writers a helping hand she has over 100 book reviews to her credit. Her blog is a platform to encourage other writers. Face to face networking feeds her extrovert personality. She enjoys talking about writerly things and is available to speak.
She and her husband of 45 years, Charles, make their home in Aurora, Illinois. They have five children and 9 grandchildren.