A top reviewed author on Amazon, Cyn takes much of her inspiration from the part of the beautiful Pacific Northwest she calls home, where fire (the active volcanos) and water (the many rivers and the Pacific Ocean) actually do mix. Among her many interests are history, embroidery, folklore, and things that are generally rather strange.
The best of her earlier writings (2014-2016) were revised and given new life in the collection Encounters Tales Recounted and Reborn, published in spring 2017. A number of them had made previous appearances in various Solstice seasonal anthologies and smaller collections. This was followed in early fall with an anthology of all new stories, most of them paranormal, entitled The Ossuary Playground and Other Unexpected Tales. Shortly after, the story Plot Twist found its way into the annual Solstice fright fest anthology Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Volume 5. It is now available as a stand-alone story on Kindle.
Pink Flamingos & Other Follies is her latest anthology, released in March 2018. It is a quirky, lighthearted collection, and includes the first installment of a new series, “It’s A Mystery.”
In addition to her writings, she was named the 6th top book editor in the 2016 Predators & Editors poll, and advanced to 4th place in 2017.
All of Ms. Ley’s titles are available on Amazon.com.
PINK FLAMINGOS & OTHER FOLLIES
by Cyn Ley
A new collection of stories by top-reviewed author Cyn Ley. Humorous, quirky, and engaging, readers are in for a fun time!
Charlotte Plays God – Take three physics proteges, one adventurous professor, and a cross dimensional portal constructed out of a coffee maker.
Prickly Weather – Groundhog’s Day in West Coast Portland. Bring on the hedgehogs!
‘Randa’s Wrath – It’s Pledge Week, and a favorite late night coffee house is ready for it with a challenge guaranteed to burn.
It’s A Mystery I: The Lost Boys – Introducing the first of a series, two bookshop owners find themselves surrounded by clues and conundrums in a case where time is of the essence.
Bored Laureen and Wally – Even the most serene of marriages needs a little shaking up from time to time.
Demon meets sci-fi convention
What happens when a demon goes on assignment at a sci-fi convention? Whatever it is, the stars are the limit!
Amazon reviewers rate ENCOUNTERS 5 stars!
These are the best of the tales – some as they were originally published, some expanded and reimagined. Ranging from social satire to the paranormal, from fight to fright to friendship, these stories touch base on the encounters of the human experience.
Benefits – A new home development is all about location. And what you dig up.
Food Chain – Wildlife documentarians Owen and Nate are in search of a new challenge. But sometimes the biggest challenges turn out to be very small.
The Logo Men -What if the Seven Deadly Sins walked into a bar, and nobody noticed?
Rinse, Repeat – All the days are the same now. All because of one date.
Perfect – Sometimes life is a transformative, and as simple, as a holiday gingerbread cookie.
The Tin Foil Hat Society – It’s time for the millennial alien visitation! What could possibly go wrong?
…and other tales of wonder and terror.
All tales are built from bones: old, new, remembered, forgotten. Four stories of lives, present and past. Four stories of lives, walking the edge between this world and the ones beyond.
Remains – The Civil War has long since come and gone on a lonely and forgotten battlefield. What of those who linger there?
Calling You Out – Many a historic house has its ghosts, and the Miller mansion is no exception. For one of them, all he yearns to hear is his own name.
Stilts – A house up in Portland’s West Hills bears a terrible stain and a terrifying manifestation to those who live therein. What will bring peace and solace to them all?
The Ossuary Playground – It remains to children to recall the past, as only children can.
Encounters: Tales Recounted and Reborn
“I thoroughly enjoyed Encounters! Somehow things rarely go where one thinks they are headed.”
“Magical, charming, original and captivating”
“Thought-provoking and soul-searching”
“A satisfying and interesting reading experience”
Paul Miller, middleman executive, sees himself as a victim of “the Man.” But the bright lights of his efforts to get out of it go awry, and he smells real trouble in his future. He has to escape. When a stranger offers him good money for an easy job, he sees the payout, but not the cost.
A few weeks have passed since the events of It’s A Mystery I: The Lost Boys, and the dust has yet to settle. Emotions are still high. The theater group is almost ready for the debut of their latest play when odd things begin to happen onstage. An old nemesis from Tim and Joc’s past reappears, and they find themselves in the thick of a mystery they never, ever suspected.