Cynthia A. Williams

A native of Tennessee, Cynthia is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a degree in Communications.  Her professional writing career includes creative non-fiction, fiction, narrative history and television copy writing.

In 2013, Cynthia left her position as senior staff writer and editor at a Fortune 300 company headquartered in Charlotte, NC, and returned to Fort Myers, FL, where she grew up. As a freelance writer, she began to publish narrative histories of Fort Myers in the Fort Myers News-Press, and in 2017, she published Hidden History of Fort Myers with The History Press.

In 2018, Random House (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) published her children’s book, Me and the Sky, a picture book biography of AA Captain Beverley Bass, featured in Cynthia’s 2016 News-Press story, titled “Beverley.”

Cynthia is now working on her three-part, psychological-mystery, titled BANYAN, whose fictionalized setting is the historic Burroughs Home in downtown Fort Myers. Part I of BANYAN is available online at Amazon and other e- and paper book retailers.

Though Cynthia returned, in 2019, to her heart’s home in the desert Southwest, she is still a contributor of narrative histories of Fort Myers to the Sunday Tropicalia magazine section of the Fort Myers News-Press. She will soon publish, also, a collection of her feature stories published in Tropicalia between 2015 and 2018. Titled Narratives of the Impossibly Romantic,  Sometimes Comic,  Often Improbable  History Of Fort Myers, Florida, it is a companion book to Cynthia’s popular Hidden History of Fort Myers.

Other of Cynthia’s narrative history and creative non-fiction is available on her website,

When you visit her site, please note that Cynthia also writes personal histories, i.e., bios, family histories, memoirs, eulogies, etc. If you wish Cynthia to write for you, please contact her via her website, or at