cyndie zikmund | author
Instead of heading to the beach, I told my husband we had to stop and search for my good luck charm, a black rubber cat named Bendy Five Percent. I had mistakenly left the replica of my first pet when I emptied my car for trade. Read more here.
Mornings Without Coffee and Man on Twitter Who Isn't Your Friend
NDQ Issue 89.1/2 contains two of my poems, Mornings Without Coffee, and Man on Twitter Who Isn't Your Friend and can be purchased here.
Dragons Live Forever
I built an altar in my spare bedroom’s closet to honor objects I cherish. They’re not valuable, but precious for their connection to a journey taken long ago... Read more here.
From the moment I walked into the high-ceilinged, brightly lit room I knew it would be a day to remember. But I didn’t know how much the experience would change me... Read more here.
In the Wake of Giants in the Sea of Cortez
When John Steinbeck launched a boat expedition in March of 1940 with the purpose of cataloging creatures living in the Sea of Cortez, he didn’t think his resulting book would have a large audience. He was right... Read more here.
Review of The Fact of Memory: 114 Ruminations and Fabrications by Aaron Angello. Read it here.
Southern Review of Books | June 29, 2020
Review of Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup. Read it here.
River Teeth | March 2, 2021
Review of Delusions of Grandeur by Joey Franklin. Read it here.
Southern Review of Books | Feb. 25, 2020
The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg. Read it here.
"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale"
Hans Christian Andersen
I love to write because it uncovers the core of what and why. I love to travel because I learn through experience - my life is a lab experiment.
I'm currently an editor for Magnolia Review and working on my memoir, Oreos, Red Wine, and a Hot Bath, about my journey from being an orphan in Central Montana to becoming the first female Design Engineer at 3Com, a premier Silicon Valley networking company - back in the day. And how sometimes all a person really needs to get over a setback is a soak in the tub and some sugar.
My husband and I live in the Bay Area with our two rescue pups, Nala and Leo.