Cindy Bauer lives in Missouri with her husband of 41 years, 2 cat, 2 dogs and a couple of barn cats. They control things Cindy doesn't like: moles, ground squirrels, and mice, so she agreed they could live there. Outside.
The couple also share their wooded 15 acres with an assortment of wildlife: turkey, deer, coyotes, rabbits, squirrels, cows, horses, and the occasional bobcat. Recently added to the list of wildlife - the dreaded Mountain Lion!
If you don't mind the ticks, it's a good place to hunt & fish with an abundance of birds and a only a few poisonous snakes. Hence the barn cats. Bauer says she hasn't seen a snake since the cats moved in. But...keeps a loaded gun around just in case. Her father, a 24-year veteran of the US Navy, taught her how to handle & shoot a gun at the ripe age of 12. For years her husband would buy a gun, then sell it when she out-shot him. Tee hee....
Cindy graduated from Assumption High School in Davenport, Iowa in 1975 and married her husband in 1976. She was 19 and he was 18. He taught her how to cook and they've been happy ever since. (mostly)
She was practically born with a book in her hand and spent most of her childhood reading. Her parents thought she was an angel compared to her older siblings. That is... until she discovered boys. Tee hee....
Cindy loves to help people and is an die-hard optimistic, always looking for the silver lining and avoiding the dark clouds when possible. This has helped her in many ways, especially with the hubby.
The couple moved to Missouri when her mother became terminally ill. Then the couple helped when her father became terminally ill. Missouri has been their home for the past 30 or so years.
Bauer is also the owner of Authors Express Promotion.
THE MEMORY BOX TRILOGY
3 FULL NOVELS IN ONE BOOK!
Laura grapples to make sense of the missing pieces of her past, living in the present with a daughter she can't remember, a friend she doesn't know but must learn to trust, and a future filled with uncertainties.
Shades of Blue
It isn't long before Susan discovers Tom is not the man she thought she had married. Behind those sparkling gray-blue eyes, lies a secretive side to her new husband and beginning with the birth of little Tommy, she suddenly finds herself on an emotional roller coaster ride, which ultimately costs her an extremely hefty price.
Annie Thompson, DVM. She loved her new title and is anxious to get her new veterinary clinic opened up and hang her sign out front. But someone is bent on revenge and is making sure Annie's new business doesn't succeed. But who could possibly be behind everything? And why?
Thompson, DVM. She loved her new title and is anxious to get her new veterinary
clinic opened up and hang her sign out front. She's been dreaming of this day
since she received Max for Christmas when she was a little girl.
someone is bent on revenge and is making sure Annie's new business doesn't
succeed. He, or she, is stalking her and mysterious accidents result in setback
after setback, causing Annie to seek refuge at Susan's shelter, New Beginnings.
But who could possibly be behind everything? And why?
mother, Laura, is also a victim of the unknown stalker, making the puzzle even
more mysterious. Neither of them can recall any enemies or anyone who would
wish them harm. So how are the two connected?
it be Jordan Wentworth, Annie's former boyfriend? Is he seeking revenge because
she broke off their relationship and went to college?
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him." ~~ I Corinthians 2:9 – NIV
“Crystal Clear is a story wrought with mystery, intrigue, plenty of suspense, and sweet romance. You won't want to miss this final installment in the Memory Box Trilogy. And keep your eyes on Cindy Bauer. She is a fine author who knows how to weave a wonderful story and balance it with biblical truths that will inspire and challenge the reader. The Memory Box Trilogy belongs on every reader's bookshelf.”
*Through Every Storm, Long Journey Home
Susan Barnes accepted the position at the law firm and moved to Kansas City,
leaving her best friend and small hometown behind, she never dreamed she would
fall in love and get married. A beautiful handcrafted memory box given to them
as a wedding gift becomes her most treasured possession. She's eagerly looking
forward to filling the box with years of sentimental mementos, marking their
journey through life together.
Watson is a strikingly handsome young attorney with a very promising future.
But it isn't long before Susan discovers Tom is not the man she thought she had
married. Behind those sparkling gray-blue eyes, lies a secretive side to her
new husband and beginning with the birth of little Tommy, she suddenly finds
herself on an emotional roller coaster ride, which ultimately costs her an
extremely hefty price.
Once a strong Christian woman, now driven to the lowest level possible at the hands of her beloved, Susan summons up the strength to surrender her life into the loving hands of God, once again, for He is their only hope.
But will they be able to escape from danger in time?
"We live by faith, not by sight."
~~ II Corinthians 5:7 - NIV
Steven and Laura
Thompson have the ideal marriage, and the birth of Annie only strengthens their
bond. Life is perfect, as if they have forever, until everything changes in an
instant with one man's careless decision - to drive while intoxicated - and the
resulting accident leaves Laura a widow.
Now a single
mother, Laura struggles to move on with her life but two years later, an
unimaginable tragedy strikes again. While shoveling her elderly neighbor's
snowy walk, a careening car slides into her on an icy patch on the street, and
leaves Laura with no memory of either Steven or Annie!
Laura grapples to
make sense of the missing pieces of her past, living in the present with a
daughter she can't remember, a friend she doesn't know but must learn to trust,
and a future filled with uncertainties.
A beautiful memory
box, handcrafted by her elderly neighbor and given to her at Christmas, is
filled with precious mementos in the hopes she will one day remember. As Laura
instinctively fights for survival, her eventual surrender to a God of love
brings hope, healing and a new wholeness to her shattered life.
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~~1 Corinthians 13:13 - NIV