cynthia e. wines

Author of Halfway


January 2016

Where did the dog come from?

One of my friends who did some proofreading for me loved the dog in the book.  She told me she got a little sad when he left the house.  I think I made her cry when I told her who he was.


Charlie is/was my old dog.  He died while I was in the middle of writing Halfway so I decided to immortalize him appropriately.

He was a good dog.  He watched the front door and did a security sweeps through the house before he came to bed at night. He barked when someone came to visit.  But, like all dogs, he got old and had trouble doing his route and hopping on the bed.  He did his best to make sure he was keeping us safe.  We could tell he was getting old when he started sleeping through the doorbell ringing.

Charlie is just the same in Halfway as he was in life.  Mostly sleeping and waiting for his people to come home so he could use all of his enthusiasm just to say ‘Hey, where ya’ been?’

Thanks for proofreading Jessica and sorry I made you cry 🙂

Halfway is available on Amazon:


Darwin Awards


Writing about the afterlife as a comedy, does leave a lot of room for coming up with creative ways for people to die.

I thought this was going to be a more challenging task than it is.  Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective, the Darwin Awards provide ample humorous (yet tragic) examples for me to pull from.


  • Using a chainsaw to turn a grenade into fireworks
  • Trying to fight a lion
  • Using homemade bungy cords

I don’t think I will even have to come up with something original for my next book.  I think the human race has most likely beaten me to any idea I could possibly imagine.


P.S. David Bowie will not be making an appearance.  He didn’t seem like the type of guy who would have had any regrets.

What to do….

Holidays are over and I am back to the grind.  I thought once the book done, I would relish all of the free time I had.  Instead, I decided to start on a second book and make Halfway a series.  I miss my characters too much.  Book 2, coming soon…

Halfway is still available for free if you have Amazon Prime.




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