Cynthia Maher grew up on the Jersey shore. She currently resides in Waretown NJ. She has a background in health care, much of it working with the elderly. She is the mother of two children and has two grandsons and a granddaughter. Ms. Maher is a blogger, and a health care advocate, working to increase awareness of Epilepsy. Her writing often includes characters who have this condition, as she does Ms. Maher is the author of two health related books; including one on living with Epilepsy. She has volunteered as a Municipal Liaison for the South Jersey Shore Region of Nanowrimo since 2017.