Cindy Hval is the author of War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation, and columnist and correspondent for The Spokesman Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. Her “Front Porch” column offers humorous, often poignant commentary about life, love and raising sons– not necessarily in that order. In addition, her stories have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies… Continue reading About Cindy
Upcoming Events October 20, Spokane County Library District Annual Writing Conference, “The Heart of the Matter: the Art of the Interview, North Spokane Count Library, 44 E Hawthorne Rd. Time TBA. Click here to schedule a speaking/signing event with Cindy Hval Endorsements “Ms. Hval was articulate, personable, and engaging with the audience. She was more… Continue reading Events
“War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation” tells the stories of marriages and families forged during and after World War II, as the Greatest Generation became the backbone of our society. Young people have been falling in love since time began, but romance during a world war had a unique set of challenges. The uncertainty… Continue reading War Bonds
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your columns in the Spokesman-Review. I was nodding in agreement as I read your column a couple of weeks ago about kids being expected to do chores at home. Right on! It’s nice to know that other parents still have the same expectations I do. Then when I read your column yesterday about your sons, my eyes welled with tears. I can relate since my “baby boy” is now 16 and is happily towering over me. You captured my sentiments exactly! So thank you for your excellent work! I’ll look forward to reading your columns in the future.
Never do I finish one of your “Front Porches” without shedding a few tears (mostly joyful; some sad, but all meaningful.) They really hit my “home base”!