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Cyle is a multiple-genre award-winning author. Winner of over sixteen writing awards, he considers himself a “binge writer” and routinely scribes 30,000 words in a weekend. His book Belly Buttons and Broken Hearts released with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas in 2013.
At any given moment Cyle will be bouncing between multiple manuscripts allowing his ADD riddled mind, “room to breathe”. He finds great joy in writing and loves to bounce between crafting epic high fantasy tales, helpful non-fiction parenting books, and getting lost in the melodic rhythm of children’s poetry.
Growing up a child of the 80’s, video games like Zelda, Wizards and Warriors, and Heroes of Might and Magic helped steer Cyle to a love for all things fantasy related. It didn’t hurt that he often had the animated version of The Hobbit and The Princess Bride on repeat. Yes, those were VHS movies.
As a former National Champion football player at the University of Michigan, Cyle takes pride that he won his first writing award for his princess picture book, Princess Penelope. He graduated from Michigan and married his sweetheart Patty. They have three wonderful children on earth, and two in heaven. Cyle received two Master’s degrees from Liberty Seminary.
He serves as managing editor of www.almostanauthor.com, a website devoted to helping aspiring writers become published authors. In the fall of 2015, Cyle will write a weekly column for The Springfield Paper covering Ohio State and the University of Michigan Football. He is also a monthly contributor to the parenting website, www.just18summers.com.
He has is editor of First Steps: Student Version. This 100,000+ selling independent discipleship curriculum that is used internationally to disciple adults and students over the course of twelve weeks. Cyle also is a co-writer of All Out Sports devotionals and curriculums, used annually by over 10,000+ students and parents.
When not writing or playing with his kids, Cyle spends his time avoiding snakes, hiding from aliens, and doing his best to never again pass gas on a horse.
You can learn more about Cyle by visiting his website at www.cyleyoung.com.