I have lived many lives and worn even more hats. I have been a bilingual secretary, a translator, a wife, a homemaker, a widow, a returning college student, a friend, an editorial assistant, and a writer and author. Among the many things I love are reading, writing, cooking, knitting, and engaging conversations with friends and my life companion, Chuck. I enjoy movies, TV, going into my garden in summer and picking fresh herbs for our evening dinner, browsing through my cookbook collection and making notes on the thousand new recipes that sound good and I would like to try. I always have a knitting project or three in the works, which I work on when we watch TV or sit out on the patio during the summer months, a book on my nightstand that I am presently reading and twenty or thirty more on my immediate list of books waiting to be read, and a writing project begging to be worked on.
The name of this blog, “TintiTypes” comes from Tinti, the nickname by which some members of my family have called me since I was a little girl.
My education, like my life, has been varied. I graduated from Lincoln High School, in San Jose, Costa Rica; trained as a bilingual secretary from The American Business Academy, also in San Jose, Costa Rica; received my Bachelor degree from the University of Michigan-Flint in Communication, with minors in technical and creative writing.
My hopes for this blog are perhaps as varied as the many roles I have played in my life. I hope it will offer a creative outlet for me and serve as a source of both, entertainment and information for my readers. Perhaps a tall order to ask of this medium. But like the characters in a story, who after a while take on a life of their own and end up taking their writer for an exciting and unexpected ride, so too, I hope that this blog will develop a life of its own and take me and its readers on an exciting and fun ride. Welcome to TintiTypes. I hope to visit with all of you often.
Tinti… aka Cynthia Nill