Cynthia Eastman became a columnist for the Waterbury Observer after years of wishing like hell it could have been for the New York Times. The Waterbury Observer chose her over who knows how many other writers to become their new columnist. This break was short lived; the other writer became available and liked writing about Waterbury. Eastman received the “don’t call us, we’ll call you” memo in the mail.
Born in Bridgeport, CT, Eastman was raised in Louisville, KY, and fled to the state of TX for nominal schooling. She learned one valuable lesson-which was that she should have stayed in school. Earning a Master’s degree 20 years later was a lot harder and a lot more expensive. It was accomplished in June 2002.
Eastman used to worry that not everyone would love her work as much as she does. Not that she’s gotten more of a fan base, she just doesn’t worry as much as she used to. She just hopes that the readers who now visit this web site will enjoy it as much as she does.
Eastman can write about almost everything under the sun and will if provoked. She lives in Watertown, CT with her husband and whichever of their 3 children happen to need a place to live at the moment.