Cynthia Fraser Graves
Publisher and Author
Maine has been home to Cynthia Fraser Graves for all but a few years of her life. Born in the western Maine town of Rumford, she moved to the seacoast community of Kennebunk in 1970 and still calls the area home. Always drawn to writing, it has only been later in life that she has had the opportunity to fully immerse herself in her craft.
In the years since retiring from a career in education, her award-winning nonfiction, inspirational prose and poetry have been published in journals and magazines including Sacred Journey, Edge Life, Living with Loss, Poets Against War, and the Guideposts publication Angels on Earth Magazine. Cynthia is also the founder and publisher of Androscoggin Press, the business that grew organically to highlight the talented writers of Maine and greater New England.
The author of a memoir, a fiction title, and two children's books, Cynthia is passionate about the characters and stories that spring from her life and imagination and imbues them with wisdom, humor, metaphysics, and a definite Maine flavor. Following the publication of her fifth title—A Mystical Friendship in Letters: My Year with Henry David Thoreau—she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Poetic Arts by Mellen University.
Cynthia is currently at work on the third book in her children's series, Maude of Maine, and developing a sequel to her fiction title, Dusk on Route 1.