Cynthia M. Portalatín (artistically known as Cynthia Rose) has been writing and journaling since the age of seven. Penning poems, cartoons and short stories, her love of recording experiences led her to earn Bachelor of Arts degrees in print journalism and Spanish. In early years, she wrote for the Advocate Daily Newspaper, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved on to a 20-year career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in public relations, where she received numerous awards for increasing outreach to socially disadvantaged farmers.
In 2013, Cynthia published “Bloom Forever – A Poetry Journal,” (Amani Publishing – as Cynthia Lamb) a collection of 115 poems written between the ages of 17 to 45.
In 2014, she published a short story “When Love Hurts” in the e-book “Truth Awaits You on the Other Side: An Anthology about the Consequences of Sin” (Global Multi Media Enterprises – as Cynthia Portalatín).
In 2016, she co-wrote and co-produced “Tallahassee Legal - 32304,” a film created and directed by Summer Hill Seven.
In 2017, she was published in the Florida State Poets Association’s 35th Anthology “Cadence.” She is currently working on a pictorial book of poetry and inspiration thoughts.
She has also contributed poems to books by author Tremayne Moore and the “Conexión” bilingual newspaper/media group.
When she is not writing, performing, or creating, Cynthia leads “Write to Heal” sessions on sharing heart stories through poetry, journaling, and writing exercises. She is also a freelance copy editor. Cynthia is an active member of the Tallahassee Authors Network and Big Bend Poets and Writers, and the Cross-Cultural Coalition of the Southside, Inc.
Facebook: Cynthia Rose (Portalatin)
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