Where the Watermelons Grow was originally inspired by the children’s song "Down By The Bay."
The Stars of Whistling Ridge was originally inspired by a typo. Cindy was trying to google something about "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott, but her phone autocorrected it to "Little Winnebago" instead.
Cindy played in several violin recitals at Brightleaf Square Mall in Durham, NC—the place Annie Lee takes piano lessons in Beginners Welcome.
Cindy’s favorite book is A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle.