Connecticut Witch Trials: The First Panic in the New World

Connecticut’s witch hunt was the first and most ferocious in New England, occurring almost fifty years before the infamous Salem witch trials. Between 1647 and 1697, at least thirty-four men and women from across the state were formally charged with witchcraft. Eleven were hanged. Through newspaper clippings, court records, letters and diaries, this compelling book uncovers a little-known period of dark history. Cindy loves to talk about Connecticut witches, so please invite her to speak at your school, your event, or to your organization!

Remarkable Women of Hartford

Connecticut’s capital has served as home to some of the most influential women in the state’s history, but few know the stories of their lives and accomplishments. Virginia Thrall Smith reform Connecticut’s child welfare policies and founded the first free kindergarten. Ella Grasso was the first woman elected governor in her own right in the United States. Hannah Bunce Watson, publisher of the “Hartford Courant,” aided Gen. George Washington during the Revolutionary War. A book that chronicles the struggles and triumphs of 12 of Hartford’s most remarkable women.

Right Time to Say I Love You

Frozen in a moment of crisis, an emotionally and physically drained Cindy must choose: ignore the ringing telephone and get the sleep she so desperately needs, or make another late-night rush to help the ill mother who’s never once said I love you. A powerful, autobiographical solo performance that made its world premiere at the 2011 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. After winning a “Best Script” Award, Right Time Went on to be performed in Brighton, England, at one of the largest theater festivals in the world, and at the Manhattan Repertory Theater.

Dear Prudence

Defiant. Determined. Alone. The courageous story of little-known civil and women’s rights activist Prudence Crandall, a white woman who three decades before the start of the Civil War opened the first school in New England for African-American girls. A one-act, one-woman play, Dear Prudence was recognized with a “Best Script” Award after making its world premiere at the 2013 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City.