Cynthia Ruchti tells stories of Hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through her novels, novellas, nonfiction, and speaking events, drawing from 33 years as the writer/producer of The Heartbeat of the Home radio ministry. Her books have received recognition as an RT Reviewers’ Choice finalist, Family Fiction Readers’ Choice, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist, Retailers’ Choice finalist, and as a Carol Award finalist, among other honors. Her recent release—When the Morning Glory Blooms (Abingdon Fiction)—received 4.5 stars and a Top Pick from RT Reviews. A nonfiction called Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices releases with Abingdon’s Christian Living line in July. Cynthia and her plot-tweaking husband live in the heart of Wisconsin.