Finalist, 2003 WILLA Literary Award, Softcover Original, The Caballeros of Ruby, Texas
Texas author Cynthia Leal Massey combines her background in journalism and love of history to write award-winning historical fiction and nonfiction history. Born and raised on the south side of San Antonio, she has resided in Helotes, 20 miles northwest of the Alamo City since 1994. Active in her community, she has served on the Helotes City Council since 2008. A full-time writer who publishes a monthly history column for her community newspaper, Cynthia is a past president of Women Writing the West, a national writers group. A former corporate editor, college instructor, and magazine editor, she has published hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, and is the author of six books.
October 26-29, 2017 - Women Writing the West Conference, Tucson, Arizona. Cynthia will participate in a panel with Karen Casey Fitzjerrell and Florence Weinberg titled, "Choosing a Genre: How to Decide Whether to Write Fiction or Creative Nonfiction"
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 - Lunch with an Author. Marble Falls Public Library. Cynthia will give a presentation on Death of a Texas Ranger.
Death of a Texas Ranger
Finalist, 2002 EPIC Award, Best Historical Novel, Fire Lilies
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, An Evening With Authors, sponsored by Friends of the Northside Libraries, Northside Activity Center.
Finalist, 2008 Texas Institute of Letters O. Henry Award for Best Work of Magazine Journalism, "Is UT Holding Our History Hostage?"
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 - Boerne Books & Arts Fest, Boerne Library, 11 to 4 pm. Cynthia will appear on a panel titled "Telling a Person's Story," with Scott Zesch, author of Captured, and Donna Ingham, Texas storyteller.
Silver Medallion, 2015 Will Rogers Medallion Award, Western Nonfiction, Death of a Texas Ranger
Winner, 2002 Independent E-Book Award, Best Romance, Fire Lilies
Winner, 2015 Publication Award, San Antonio Conservation Society, Death of a Texas Ranger
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Winner, 2008 Lone Star Award for Magazine Journalism, Houston Press Club, "Is UT Holding Our HIstory Hostage?"