Cynthia walCynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in Hope through her novels and novellas, nonfiction books, devotionals, and speaking for women’s events or retreats, drawing from 33 years writing and producing an on-air radio broadcast. Her books have been recognized by RT Reviewers’ Choice, Selah Awards, CR’s BEST Awards, Carol Award honors, Christy Award honors, Family Fiction Readers’ Choice Award, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year honors and others. Cynthia is the professional relations liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s been privileged to write and publish more than 30 books, with more contracted. Cynthia and her plot-tweaking husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and six grandchildren. Since 2017, she’s also served as a literary agent with Books & Such Literary Management.



Cynthia is represented by Wendy Lawton from Books & Such Literary Management.

In 2012, the radio broadcast Cynthia wrote and produced for 33 years–”The Heartbeat of the Home”–drew to a close. The scripted radio drama/devotional broadcast aired on many radio stations across the country and two cable/digital television stations. Cynthia served as the editor of the ministry’s Backyard Friends magazine, a twenty-page, twice annual publication that reached 5,000 homes, churches, and parachurch outreaches.

The Heartbeart of the Home

Cynthia spends her days diving into words, worship, and wonder and celebrating more than 4 decades years of marriage, three grown children, and five outrageously adorable grandchildren. One of her greatest joys is helping other writers grow in their craft. To that end, she has served as worship and devotions staff or faculty for the Write-to-Publish conference, WriteCanada, Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, the ACFW Conference, and teaches at other conferences as opportunities arise. She speaks frequently for women’s groups, at mother-daughter banquets, and for women’s refresher days and retreats. It is her delight to serve on her church’s worship team and Creative Arts team. Rather than “busy,” she likes the term “active.”