Cynthia Kraack was recently featured in the blog of Linda K. Sienkiewicz, author of In the Context of Love, with the article “What, Why, How: Cynthia Kraack,“ an ongoing feature spotlighting writers with their own words. Here’s an excerpt:
I’ve been a corporate professional because that was easy. I sing because music is like air. I have come to understand I write because life is so unsatisfying if I don’t. It wasn’t an easy lesson to learn.
In a footlocker in our basement are a number of notebooks filled with four or five paragraph short stories, longish poems, a few essays and many songs all handwritten in pencil when I was a kid. I was the Scholastic poetry winner, the yearbook editor, the college newspaper entertainment editor and graduated from journalism college when the reality of earning a living interrupted an undefined dream.