“As publisher of my first book, “Louise on the Lam, A Foster Mom’s Tale of Love, Rescue and a Tail on the Loose,” Cynthia A. Sudor, owner of CARACYN Publishing, provided positive feedback, gave professional advice, and supervised the steps in the overall process. She encouraged rather than criticized, and always suggested improvements in a non-threatening manner. Her responses were prompt and receptive. She displayed proficiency not only in the editing and writing aspect of the project, but in managing the marketing materials as well. As we went through the book’s development, I relied on Cynthia’s skills and guidance as decisions were to be made.
Cynthia was a delight to work with. She describes herself as a “workaholic”- she can get down to business but do so in a cordial and affable mode. Competent in the many aspects of publication, she shared her knowledge of promoting and advertising the book in our final stages of collaboration. I feel that she took me under her wing and wanted only the best outcome. I will truly treasure our partnership. She made my dream come true.
Her vision for my finished product far exceeded my expectations. Cynthia orchestrated a team of talented individuals- a photographer, illustrator, editor, graphic artist, and a printer who added their expertise in the completion of my book. Many people have commented on its quality and outstanding appearance. “Louise on the Lam” is an accomplishment in life I can be proud of, and Cynthia Sudor was instrumental in making that happen!”
Sharon Cree, Author, “Louise on the Lam, A Foster Mom’s Tale of Love, Rescue and a Tail on the Loose”, published by CARACYN Publishing
“As a fledgling author, writing and preparing my first book for publication, I have found myself reliving childhood days back in the classroom…and my “schoolmarm” is Cynthia Sudor. From her first manuscript critique, (“You’re a good writer, but you’re not an author.”) I knew I was in for an education and an adventure. Such has been the case, and with excellence as the standard, I am continuing to learn the art of writing through our evolving student/teacher relationship.
Cynthia has obtained a wealth of information throughout her stellar career in marketing, promotion, and as an accomplished and successful author of children’s books. She is not hesitant to pass this knowledge on to me, and does so in a self-effacing manner, more concerned with my success than her own recognition. Not only has Cynthia been able to arm me with foundational principles of the craft, but she regularly shares “trade secrets” learned during her own tenure as an author, to help shorten the learning curve and to avoid mistakes and pitfalls which might stifle creativity or disrupt timelines during the writing process. She has taken on a role of advocate, choosing to educate herself, through my writing, about a subject with which she was formerly unfamiliar. And, as a visionary, Cynthia was able to help expand my thinking, so that the finished work will appeal to the broadest and most diverse audience possible.
A firm but fair mentor, Cynthia expresses her thoughts and preferences to me without apology, as the writing and publishing process continues to unfold. But, at the same time, I have confidence and assurance in knowing that I, as author and creator of the manuscript, have the final say as thoughts or questions arise.
To date, my book is a work-in-progress. And, thanks to her tutelage, it has been and continues to be an exciting, rewarding experience. As an author with an important story to tell, there is no one I would rather have guiding and directing me on this journey than Cynthia Sudor. “
Pete Einstein, Author, “The Inmate Within, Prison Ministry, A Haven of Hope”, to be published by CARACYN Publishing