Community and family
Cindy Williams Newsome was born in Panama City, Florida, but was raised in a section of Bridgewater, New Jersey known as Hobbstown.
Her love of writing began as a youngster, but bloomed as a member of a local “girl group” (singing) in the late 1960s. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Caldwell College and a business degree from Raritan Valley College.
In 2006 she was the winner of a history preservation award from the Cultural & Heritage Commission of Somerset County for her first book, Hobbstown: The Forgotten Legacy of a Unique African-American Community.
The Vain Girl, released in November 2011, is the author’s sophomoric work, and her first entry into the genre of inspirational romance writing. It is the story of a family’s journey to forgiveness, redemption, and unconditional love.
Ms. Newsome shares a love of writing, both historical and inspirational romance, and has published in Spirituality & Health Magazine. Her next work will be a history project reflecting on baseball in Bridgewater and surrounding areas inspired by her late brother.
After many years of working in the corporate world, Ms. Newsome has been employed as a manager in a non-profit agency that supports developmentally disabled individuals.
She is also a volunteer hospice worker, and worked in this capacity with Grace Healthcare Services for four years. She finds great comfort in giving service to others; caring for those who are less fortunate, and allows her faith in God to direct her path.
Ms. Newsome is an avid reader, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and Angela’s Ashes are two of her favorite books. She also loves treasure shopping and providing inspiration to the young and elderly.
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