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Cynthia Ruchti

 

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Biography

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in Hope through her novels, novellas, devotions, and nonfiction, and through speaking for women’s events/retreats and writers’ conferences/workshops. She draws from 33 years of experience writing and producing the 15-minute daily radio broadcast, “The Heartbeat of the Home.” Her books have received recognition from RT Reviewers’ Choice, PW Starred Review, Selah Awards, Christian Retailing’s BEST Awards, CLASSeminars Award of Excellence, Golden Scroll Awards, and more. She serves as Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers, is a board member of the Deliver Hope ministry, and is part of the worship team at her church. She and her husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.

Published Works

Cup of Comfort for Writers (anthology)

They Almost Always Come Home (Abingdon Fiction)

A Door County Christmas novella collection (Barbour Publishing)

His Grace is Sufficient…Decaf is Not devotional collection (Summerside Press/Ellie Claire/Worthy)

When the Morning Glory Blooms (Abingdon Fiction)

Cedar Creek Seasons novella collection (Barbour Publishing)

Mornings With Jesus 2014 (Guideposts)

Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices (Abingdon Christian Living)

All My Belongings (Abingdon Fiction)

Mornings with Jesus 2015 (Guideposts)

Be Still and Let Your Nail Polish Dry devotional journal (Worthy)

As Waters Gone By (Abingdon Fiction) May 2015

Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul (Abingdon Christian Living) July 2015

Mornings With Jesus 2016 (Guideposts)

An Endless Christmas (Worthy Publishing) Fall of 2015

Song of Silence (Abingdon Fiction) April 2016

Restoring Christmas (Worthy Publishing) Fall of 2016

Mornings With Jesus 2017 (Guideposts/Zondervan)

A Fragile Hope (Abingdon Fiction) Spring of 2017

Mornings with Jesus 2018 (Guideposts/Zondervan)

As My Parents Age (Worthy Publishing) 2017

Mornings with Jesus 2019 (Guideposts/Zondervan) Fall of 2018

Miles From Where We Started (Gilead) Oct 16, 2018

The Heartbeart of the HomeRadio Program

For 33 years, Cynthia wrote and produced the radio broadcast The Heartbeat of the Home. The scripted radio drama/devotional broadcast aired on as many as 50 radio stations and two cable/digital television stations over the years. Cynthia was the editor of the ministry’s Backyard Friends magazine, a twenty-page, twice annual publication that reached 5,000 homes, churches, and parachurch outreaches.

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RECOGNITIONS:

 

They Almost Always Come Home:

2011 Carol Award finalist

Christian Manifesto Lime Award Top Ten Fiction Book of the Year

RT Reviews 4.5 Stars

RT Reviewers’ Choice Book of the Year nominee

 A Door County Christmas:

Family Fiction Readers’ Choice Award

Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist

When the Morning Glory Blooms:

RT Book Reviews TOP PICK!

2013 ForeWord Reviews IndieFab Award Honorable Mention

2014 Selah Award Winner in Fiction: Contemporary category

2014 Christian Retailing BEST Award in Fiction: General category

Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices:

2014 Selah Award Winner in Nonfiction: Christian Life

2014 Christian Retailing’s BEST Award in Nonfiction: Women’s

2014 Advanced Writers and Speakers Association Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year honors

All My Belongings:

2014 Christian Author’s Network Fiction Book of the Year Award

2014 Publishers Weekly Starred Review

2014 CLASS Award of Excellence for Fiction

2015 ForeWord Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Silver Award

2015 Christian Retailing’s BEST Award in Fiction: Contemporary

2015 Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award: Women’s Fiction

2015 OCW Cascade Book of the Year: Fiction

Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul:

2016 Selah Award finalist: Nonfiction General

As Waters Gone By:

RT Reviews 4.5 stars TOP PICK!

2015 Advanced Writers and Speakers Association Golden Scroll Gold Merit

2015 ForeWord Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year finalist (Religious, Adult Fiction) TBA

2016 Christian Retailing’s BEST Award winner, General Fiction

2016 Selah Award winner, Fiction: Contemporary Women

2016 Women Fiction Writers’ Association STAR Award finalist

2016 Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award finalist, Women’s Fiction

2016 CHRISTY Award finalist (Contemporary)

2016 Carol Award finalist

An Endless Christmas (novella):

2016 ECPA Christian Book Award finalist: Fiction

2016 Christian Retailing’s BEST Award Fiction finalist

2016 Selah Award winner, Novella

Song of Silence:

RT Reviews 4.5 stars TOP PICK!

RT Reviews Book of the Year Inspirational 2017

2017 Christian Retailing’s BEST Award winner

Restoring Christmas 

ECPA Bestseller, Christmas novels Dec/Jan

2017 Christy Award finalist

2017 Carol Award winner

A Fragile Hope (released April 2017)

2018 RT Reviews 4.5 Stars TOP PICK!

2018 RT Reviews Inspirational Novel of the Year finalist

2018 Selah Award Winner

2018 Carol Award finalist


Literary Representation

 

Agent: Wendy Lawton
Books & Such Literary Management Agency