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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cindy Crosby  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1961

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Illinois Connection

Cindy lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cindy Crosby is a writer, editor, teacher, speaker and naturalist. In addition to her books she has also written for many periodicals and websites. Cindy also teaches nature writing, natural history, and literature classes at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. Cindy is the contributor to eight other books, and is the editor of four volumes in the Ancient Christian Commentary Devotional series.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Waiting for Morning: Hearing God's Voice in the Darkness
ISBN: 0801012228

Baker Pub Group. 2001

Through a series of reflections on the natural world, the author offers honest yet hopeful perspectives on spiritual formation in the midst of lifes challenges.

We Have a Latte in Common: Celebrating the Fine Blend of Friendship
ISBN: 0736910743

Harvest House Pub. 2003

Upbeat, java-induced reflections from Cindy Crosby, a firm believer that friendship and coffee are the perfect blend, will inspire others to go beyond the foam and get to the heart of any friendship -- good conversation, faith, laughter, and, of course, an affinity for a good cup of coffee.Anne Keenan Higgins' sassy art captures the cappuccino crowd in action, from practicing the art of extreme shopping to sipping from a favorite larger-than-life mug to relaxing at their usual table. Sprinkled throughout, like mocha shavings on a cappuccino, are fun facts: -- The history of this energy source-- Latte language-- Quotes celebrating the brewed bean-- Tips for ordering a cup o'joe in other countries-- Instructions to brew the perfect cupThis is the book for readers to give a caffeine kind of friend, a potential friend they have a date to chat with at the local java spot, or even a favorite barista who adds just the right amount of vanilla to their double tall skinny extra whip mocha.

By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer
ISBN: 155725320X

Paraclete Press. 2004

"Theres a skin of the landscape Im beginning to peel back, and Im finding a map of sorts in the world around me a landscape of prayer, creation that cannot help but praise the creator. Symbols in the landscape beckon me further up and deeper in. When Im on the prairie, the barriers come down." So begins Cindy Crosbys book of elegant and warm prose. With honesty and friendly wisdom, she observes parallels between the natural world and the inner landscape of prayer, using as a backdrop her own backyard, the tallgrass prairie landscape of Illinois. In a time when we are pulled in so many directions by the "busyness" of our lives, By Willoway Brook invites us to stop, carve out a quiet place, and communicate with the God who created it all.

Read about By Willoway Brook in the Chicago Sun Times.


Winner of the 2013 Paul Gruchow Nature Essay Prize for "Blowing Bubbles

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Contact Cindy at, or visit the website for a list of current speaking engagements.