Cindy Sample is a former mortgage banking CEO of a nationwide company who decided plotting murder was more entertaining than plodding through paperwork. She retired to follow her lifelong dream of becoming a mystery author. Her experiences with on-line dating sites fueled the concept for DYING FOR A DATE, a romantic mystery set in the California gold country. DYING FOR A DANCE, a 2012 LEFTY AWARD finalist for best humorous mystery and winner of the 2012 Northern California Publishers & Authors award for fiction, is based on her experiences in the glamorous world of competitive ballroom dancing. Who knew dancing could be so deadly? DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI, a finalist for the 2014 LEFTY Award, moved the action to the Big Island of Hawaii. It definitely was the most fun to research!
Cindy is a former columnist for the Gold River Community Newspaper. She is a past president of the Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime and has served on the boards of the Sacramento Opera, and the YWCA. She has two wonderful adult children who live too far away.
Cindy is currently working on DYING FOR A DUDE and loving the research.