Cindy Buck got her start as a gardener when a friend gave her and her husband, Rob, a whole gardenful of divided perennials as a wedding present. She has been cultivating a green thumb ever since and is proud to have recently graduated to planting from seed. Inspired by the stories she read in compiling this book, Cindy holds regular gardening and storytelling sessions at a local senior care center.
A writer, editor and trainer, Cindy is the author of over forty software manuals and tutorials. She has designed and presented software training programs for numerous companies, including Leaf, Inc., AMC Theaters, Boatman's Bank and the Iowa State Court System. Cindy also writes promotional materials for businesses and freelance articles for magazines and newspapers. Recently she has contributed stories and her editing talents to other Chicken Soup for the Soul books.
A professional speaker since 1974, Cindy has spoken extensively about personal growth and self-development. Audiences find her dynamic presentations inspiring and enjoyable. Through Yes to Success Seminars, she has shared tools for self-discovery and greater personal and professional effectiveness. She also teaches stress management programs to the general public.
Cindy is a frequent performer with the Iowa Theatre Company and a volunteer coach for ITC's "In the Schools" program. She also serves as a judge at the regional and state level for the Iowa High School Speech Association. You might hear her voice on the radio as she performs in commercials for the award-winning Hedquist Productions, for which she also reads stories for the Chicken Soup for the Soul audiobooks.
Drawing on her personal experiences and the stories of thousands of gardeners, Cindy presents programs on topics such as tending the gardener's soul to cultivate joy and reap success. For more information, you can reach her at:908 E. Adams St.
Fairfield, IA 52556
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