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 including ten volumes of the Chicken Soup For the Soul series.
Cindy is the mother of four sons, Nana of twin grandsons, and is owned by two cats, also boys. She and her husband, Derek, recently celebrated their 35th anniversary.
Her idea of heaven is a room full of books and all the time in the world to read them.
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.