Cynthia J. McGean

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Industry Education
Occupation Teacher & Writer
Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Introduction I'm a Portland-based teacher and writer with a background in theater and social services. I write for kids and for grown-ups. I love stories with depth and complexity that aren't afraid of the dark side of life. To find out more about me, visit my website at
Interests YA & children's literature, short stories, writing, theater, the arts, audio drama, teaching & education, dragon boats
Favorite Movies Adventures of Baron Von Munchhausen, Shutter Island, Son of Rambow, Martian Child, the Pride and Prejudice adaptation with Colin Firth (okay, I know that technically it's a TV show), Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, Dark Crystal
Favorite Music Constantly changing, though I do have a thing for Billy Joel and Prince (what can I say? I was a teen in the 80s).
Favorite Books Anything by Virginia Woolf or John Steinbeck, Hunger Games Trilogy, Water for Elephants, Speak, Feed, Anything by Edith Wharton, much of Dickens, Swamplandia

Why don't you ever wear a scarf? It doesn't need to be cold outside for your neck to feel naked.

I do wear a scarf. Stop asking me this question!