Cindy Williams lives in Sydney with her husband and teenage son.

As a child growing up in a culturally rich part of New Zealand she enjoyed writing, not copious screeds, but short intense pieces that brought tears to her eyes and made people think. She marvelled at the power of words to inspire far beyond the intentions of the author.

Then she became a dietitian – all science and seriously researched facts. She completed a Master of Public Health and a Graduate Diploma in Communication and spent many years encouraging and inspiring people to live a healthy life.

Her first novel, The Pounamu Prophecy, was shortlisted for the 2016 Caleb Prize.

As well as writing novels, she cycles, swims, teaches scripture in schools, and occasionally speaks on nutrition on Hope 103.2 radio. She is a reviewer for the Historical Novel Society and writes a blog on health, history, food and faraway places.


Her second novel, The Silk Merchant of Sychar is now available. Visit Cindy onFacebook.