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A lot of people ask about Cypher. But really, I was born into a big family of Cyphers–and however 007 the name might sound, none of us is a spy. (I think.)

Actually I am a writer and book editor who finished writing a novel and then immediately wrote another one. I used to be an assistant editor for the Carnegie Mellon University Press in Pittsburgh, but one my funner expeditions among quirky writers was to Trinity College in Dublin on for the University of Iowa’s Irish Writers Program. Now, besides editing manuscripts, I am a volunteer workshop facilitator and mentor, and my book reviews appear regularly in The Oregonian.



I am officially a homeowner now. All these years I’ve seen houses with tiny lawns and thought I’d like to have one, because I could trim it with one of those quiet, quaint little push mowers with the spinning blades. Maybe I got the idea from aSunday comics page in my childhood. And I’ll say in my defense that I’m not the only one with this notion, because our real estate agent perked up when s...

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Published on July 29, 2014 07:50
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Sarah Cypher Nile daughter wrote: "Hello , Thanks for the friendship and your sweet note :)"

Likewise! I look forward to following the MENA board more often--so many good thoughts and resources there. All best to you :)


message 3: by Nile daughter (last edited Sep 30, 2011 03:32AM)

Nile daughter Hello , Thanks for the friendship and your sweet note :)


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Sarah Cypher Sharon wrote: "Hello, Sarah, and thank you for your kind note! I am so glad you are enjoying my blog. I look forward to comparing books!"

Ditto! I'm just getting into Goodreads, despite having signed up a while ago. Gotta admit, hanging around writers/readers online beats the cacophony on Twitter by a long shot.


Sharon Hello, Sarah, and thank you for your kind note! I am so glad you are enjoying my blog. I look forward to comparing books!


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