Cynthia Watts first heard stories from her grandmother and great great aunt. While many people have heard stories from their relatives and forgotten them, Cynthia chose to look more deeply. In trying to find her way in these turbulent times, she discovered these stories could give much needed insights. Later she heard stories at the National Storytelling Association. These experiences as well as professional training as a college professor, encouraged further exploration into the field of storytelling. She is still learning.