C.J. Zahner

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Cyndie "CJ" Zahner is a digital-book hoarder, lover of can't-put-down books, runner, author, and Mensa wannabe. That last trait explains the inspiration for her first novel, The Suicide Gene. Her second book, Dream Wide Awake, was inspired during long runs on Presque Isle State Park in her hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. She is a proud mother of three and an even prouder grandmother of one.

Before becoming a novelist, CJ worked as a grant and freelance writer. Her articles varied from business to women’s health to the paranormal. Her most popular articles can be found on her website at https://cyndiezahner.com/.

In 2015, she began looking at life differently when her brother and his wife were diagnosed with dementia and early-onset Alzheimer
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C.J. Zahner Currently, I'm editing my novel, Project Dream, which is the prequel to Dream Wide Awake. (A reader suggested I write this before the sequel and I…moreCurrently, I'm editing my novel, Project Dream, which is the prequel to Dream Wide Awake. (A reader suggested I write this before the sequel and I thought that was good advice! Thanks Sharon Desser.) Dream Wide Awake's prequel explains what happened to Rachel, Lenny, Todd, John Michael and other Project Dream kids in that Nevada desert. I hope to have this novel published in the spring of 2019.
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I am a miniscule drop in a bucket of authors but a very lucky drop. I received unremitting support from countless people in my hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. I love Erie.


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This fast-moving story of Haley Langley caught my attention from page one and held it until the last page of the epilogue. A debut book by a new author, the novel’s story unfolds brilliantly. Becker begins by describing a kidnapping incident, and the ...more
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This is the story of Luther Whitney, a once professional thief who has been clean and out of prison for some time when one last opportunity to steal arises. What he sees on that last job is so shocking, you will read the entire book just to find out ...more
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This was not my favorite Jodi picoult novel. (I would rate this 3.5.)

This is the story of Jacob Hunt, a child with Aspergers syndrome and the accompanying challenges for Jacob, his mother, Emma, and brother, Theo. The story is told from several char
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For One More Day by Mitch Albom
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This is the story of baseball player Charley “Chick” Benetto. Chick’s parents divorced at a time when divorce and divorcees were looked down upon. The story is about family, love, and sacrifice. When Chick hits rock bottom, his mother appears to him ...more
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The Whip by Karen Kondazian
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I'd give this 3.5 if I could. I don't like westerns at all but this story of Stagecoach whip Charley Parkhurst ws on my book clubs list. I wasn't crazy about the storyline, however I liked the moral of the the story (won't spoil) and LOVED the writin ...more
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Jean Grant is an author to watch! This is the first time I opted to read a medieval romance, and I did so strictly because I had read this author’s blog and liked her writing style. The book did not disappoint. This novel drew me in with the first ch ...more
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