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   Cindy McDermott, Author
Who is Cindy McDermott?
I'm an internationally award-winning writer and video producer working in the non-profit, manufacturing and military sectors.   I've spent most of my time in the public relations business, including 21 years with the United States Navy as a Public Affairs Officer.  

I grew up in the hills of Southeast Missouri, on the edge of the Ozarks, on a farm miles away from the nearest kids.   My fun times consisted of reading lots of books and playing Cowboys and Indians, with me assuming both roles.  (That's hard to do when you're choreographing "fight to the death" scenes.)

Folks, I'm not out to write a Pulitzer prize winner; I just want my readers to have fun.  Hey, it's a crazy world out there.  So if I can bring a smile to someone's face or make them laugh out loud with this work of fiction, I've done my job.   

I'm also involved in helping military veterans and their family members suffering from Moral Injury. Moral Injury can be described as an action or lack of action that goes against the moral being of an individual and then results in great guilt or shame. It can be one of the major contributors to the high suicide rates of veterans, which works out to be about 20 men and women each day. For the past six years, I've been involved with a great group of volunteers, organizing writing workshops as a way to help vets tell their military stories and their journey of healing. You can learn more about our workshops at the link at the top of this page.

"The Neighbors," the first in the Working with Really Stupid People series, contains about 55,000 words and is a work of fiction.  
"The Relatives" #2 in the Working with Really Stupid People series contains about 64,000 words and is a work of fiction.  
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"The Executives" #3 in the Working with Really Stupid People series  contains about 54,000 words and is a work of fiction.