Still working, writing, editing

I received a confirmation from one agent thus far that they are reviewing my work, which to me is positive news. I’m still waiting on confirmations from the others, and so, patience is my friend.


This fall I begin a part-time faculty role at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, my alma mater! I will be a Program Mentor in the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts program. So, I will be a part-time faculty member, in addition to holding a full-time career in marketing research, and being a writer. This my friends is how one keeps busy – time management.


There aren’t many updates other than that. There are quite a lot of works in progress I need to wrap up; a sequel to Santa Muerte, and a non-fiction book that really needs to be completed…by end of September. The non-fiction book is a true crime novel, which will incorporate a lot of research. So, I’ll keep you posted on that.


For now, I’ll keep writing, editing, and asking for your happy thoughts. Thanks for reading.



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Cynthia Pelayo

Cynthia (cina) Pelayo is the author of short story collection Loteria and the young adult horror novel Santa Muerte published by Post Mortem Press. Her short stories and poems have appeared in DM, Weird Year, Flashes in the Dark, SNM Horror Magazine, Seedpod, Static Movement, and more. Pelayo is the Publisher/Gravedigger of Burial Day Books and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. She is currently at work on two novels and a series of short stories and poems. You can find her on Twitter at @cinapelayo or at