Cynthia Bruckman is a dual U.S./Canadian citizen who writes creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and plays. Sometimes, she performs the things that she writes. Her plays have been produced in New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. Her book of poetry, Endangered Species, was published by Wind River Press. She is the recipient of awards and grants from the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the American Conservatory Theater. She teaches English to refugees and new immigrants, and occasionally works as a theater teaching artist. She has always been interested in giving voice to the voiceless, and currently volunteers her time empowering youth in Victoria, B.C., which she also calls home. She is often out exploring the forests, mountains, and beaches of Vancouver Island with her loyal Tennessee/Treeing Walker Coonhound, Stella. For fun, she studies banjo and Flamenco, though not at the same time.