Books by Cynthia Brian 

"It has been said that all of us are stories waiting to be told. Cynthia Brian tells glorious stories from her own life, along with useful exercises helping the reader understand that their story is also glorious." Richard Nelson Bolles

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Cynthia Brian has contributed to numerous anthologies and other books. She is available for BOOK CLUB interviews via

SKYPE, Zoom, or online for members who have read her books. She is also a freelance writer and available for hire for your writing needs. Contact for rates and availability. View published articles. Find out more about Cynthia and her books at Waterside Press, The Authors Guild, or Hometown Reads. Cynthia Spotlight. Check back often!





  Stella Bella's Barnyard Adventures presents


                 by Cynthia Brian

            illustrated by Jensen Russell















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The animal kingdom is filled with timely and timeless tales that are relatable to humans. The animal family of Stella Bella’s Barnyard Adventures experiences complex encounters that challenge their integrity, individuality, and character while amplifying diverse expressions and original viewpoints to co-exist as a group. The barnyard animals address critical issues facing children including bullying, nature, power struggles, adversity, adoption, homelessness, creativity, justice, health, kindness, ethnicity, and being different through a cultural lens of hope and resolution. With visually rich illustrations, each picture book will move children to appreciate all animals while learning the lessons the natural world teaches.

There are always unexpected adventures in a barnyard. Join Stella Bella and her menagerie of adopted animals for a raucous romp through the wild kingdom. 

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ISBN-13: 978-1-956503-92-0 

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The FIRST book in the children's picture book series of Stella Bella's Barnyard Adventures!

No Barnyard Bullies

      based on a True Story

No Barnyard Bullies ​follows a pampered piglet who lives in an apartment as she is re-homed to a barnyard filled with a variety of happy critters. Thinking that she is the Queen, she bullies the other animals until she is stopped by a tiny bunny who defends a three-legged goat from her attacks. Everyone is equal in Stella Bella's barnyard where bullies are not tolerated, and inclusivity is the paramount number one rule.

The goal of Stella Bella’s Barnyard Adventures is to instill in children wonder and awe of Mother Nature and her creatures as they participate in the escapades of the wild kingdom. Children are encouraged to love themselves exactly the way they are while living in peace and harmony with a barnyard of many colors and beliefs. Family is about whom you love and who loves you. In the series, the true tales will emerge from a variety of different animals, all with a prescription for living as better humans.

Proceeds from the sale of the books benefit the 501 c3 charity, Be the Star You Are!® empowering women, families, and youth through increased literacy and positive media messages. 


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ISBN-13: 978-1-956503-92-0 print edition

ISBN-13: 978-1-956503-93-7 ebook edition

You and your kids will LOVE this new book by author Cynthia Brian with gorgeous illustrations by the talented Jensen Russell. 

"What a wonderful book on such an important topic! No Barnyard Bullies should be required reading for so many adults." Jennifer Wake, Author and Newspaper EditorRead the newspaper article

"All I can say is WOW! You are not only STARDUST, but golden!" Gayle Gladstone, Publisher

Read: Kindergarten Kindness

Everyone agrees how the compilation is perfect for all 

ages (millennials to boomers, of course!). I feel very lucky 

to have contributed, so thank you again for the opportunity 

to be a published author!" Katelyn Darrow, Multimedia Journalist


"Wow! What an enriching and powerful book! This collection of essays offers something touching, inspirational, and heartwarming for anyone who takes it off the shelf. I love how the pieces are organized as different "gifts" from life -- and some gifts are unexpected. You can read the book from cover to cover, or flip through and find the topics that resonate most at that moment in your life. This book would make a great gift, too!" Dallas Woodburn, Author


Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World

Book 3 in the Be the Star You Are!® Series


In this eye-opening third installment in the Be the Star You Are!®series, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World teaches everyone what it truly means to be a millennial: a motivated, independent, and selfless being who knows how to tap into today’s technology to not only become successful but to also help others do the same. You will discover 55 true stories about life’s greatest gifts as told by 31 incredible individuals. Each chapter ends with an inspirational quote and a simple and fun exercise to help you embrace your inner star qualities and live fuller. No matter what generation you were born into, you will gain a better understanding of the bridge between boomers and millennials. Be empowered to join their ranks of greatness and shine. 100% of proceeds benefit Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity.

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Growing with the Goddess Gardener Bo
A Box of Farm Fresh Produce
Palm Tree
Book Signing
Pink Bonica Rose
Bees in a Magnolia Flower
Crown of Flowers
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The leaves of autumn
California Poppies
Cynthia and her animals
Fresh picked peaches
Vineyards in Winter
Japanese Maple in Fall
Walk through the Garden

Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Book I in the Garden Short Series

A garden is where nature and nature converge, a calming oasis where we can listen to the call of the wild and sometimes tame the shrew. Whether you consider yourself a brown thumb or a green thumb, Growing with the Goddess Gardener will enchant, inspire and motivate you to get up off the couch, power down your gadgets, and go outside to smell the roses. A brilliant bouquet of twelve months of heartfelt true stories celebrating the garden is followed by a calendar years worth of tips, tricks, and to do lists guide you on your mindful garden quest. Get going and start sowing with Growing! Read more.(ISBN:978-1-945949-59-3)


Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul
Jack Canfield with Cynthia Brian
Chicken Soup for Gardener's Soul
Mark Victor Hansen & Cynthia Brian
Audio CD chicken soup gardeners
Heather, Cynthia, Mark Victor Hansen
Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul
Cynthia Brian-Cindy Buck
audiotape, Gardener's Soul
Cynthia Brian & Pat Stone
Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul 101 Stories to Sow Seeds of Love, Hope, and Laughter

On the New York Times best seller list for over six months, this superbly rewarding read was co-authored by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Cynthia Brian, Cindy Buck, Marion Owen, Pat Stone, and Carol Stugulewski. With stories written by celebrity gardeners and hobbyists alike, this entertaining and inspiring collection of stories relays the rich rewards that gardening brings to life. Share the bounty of Gardener's Soul with yourself or a friend. It's a "perennial" favorite! CD's & Audio Tapes Available.

First Edition Autographed Copies Available for an additional $7.00. 

ISBN: 1-55874-886-5

Audio Tapes and CD's Available. 

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Books Operation Disaster Relief
An Amazing Event for Cynthia Brian
Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, & Learning to Make a Difference.

With a Foreword by Bernie Siegel, M.D.,best selling author and acting coach Cynthia Brian shows that everyone can be the writer, producer, director, and star of their life. Through inspiring personal and motivating experiences drawn from techniques used in her acting classes, Cynthia imparts positive messages that will encourage you to appreciate your unique nature to design a lifestyle that complements the real you. (ISBN:9781587610080)
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The Business of Show Business

Enhanced Ebook with Audio or Printed book available.

Dick Bolles Foreword

Perennial best selling author, Richard Nelson Bolles wrote the foreword for The Business of Show Business for Cynthia Brian

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Cynthia Brian working with Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Steve Garland on Star Trek, the Voyage Home

Star Trek, the Voyage Home

Cynthia Brian worked on Star Trek, the Voyage Home with George Takei (Sulu), James Dolan (Scottie), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), and James Shatner (Captain Kirk)

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Cynthia Brian, one of the stars of the film, Tapping the Source, at the Red Carpet Premiere

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Endorsements for the book, The Business of Show Business on the Back Cover.

MAck Truck Ad

Mack Truck Campaign with Cynthia Brian

JackOneil surfboard ad

Surf board poster for O'Neill Surfboards

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Cynthia Brian was the acting coach for the kids on the film, JACK, with Robin Williams.

Cynthia Bria-athlete

Athletic and strong, Cynthia Brian booked stunt gigs on TV and films

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Cynthia Brian was the first and only wine queen that was from a viticulture family!

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Cynthia Brian working on Heaven Can Wait with director/star, Warren Beatty.

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Cynthia Brian was the only California Wine Queen with a vineyard heritage,

Hotel-James Brolin

Cynthia Brian working on the TV series, Hotel, with James Brolin

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Denise Johnson (make-up artist), Lucille Bliss (Voice over actor for Cinderella, Smurfette, Crusader Rabbit, & more) Cynthia Brian, and Heather Brittany on the set of the TV series, The Business of Show Business,


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A perfume ad with Cynthia Brian

Robby Benson-Cynthia Bria

Cynthia Brian portrayed Robbie Benson's girlfriend in the film, Die Laughing.

Roger Moore

Cynthia Brian and Roger Moore in the James Bond film, A View to a Kill

Presidio-Mark Harmon

Cynthia Brian worked with Sean Connery and Mark Harmon in Presidio.

Parnell Roberts

Cynthia Brian working with Parnell Roberts,

Peggy Sue got Married

Kathleen Turner and Cynthia Brian on the set of Peggy Sue Got Married.

Clint Eastwood

"Make my Day", Cynthia Brian is the waitress in Sudden Impact with Clint Eastwood.

Cynthia Brian Wins Award

Silver Award for Best Non-Fiction Book for The Business of Show Business

Loni Anderson

A red haired Cynthia Brian playing a mobster girlfriend and Loni Anderson in Partners in Crime.

Frankie Laine

Legendary Frankie Laine wrote three theme songs for Cynthia Brian's TV and radio programs.

Joe Campanella

Cynthia Brian and Joe Campanella hosting the TV series, World Travel Magazine in Europe and the Middle East.


Cynthia Brian played a model working with Jack's (Robin Williams) photographer father on the movie Jack.

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Cynthia Brian in her early modeling days.

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Cynthia Brian modeling

Cynthia Brian Shoot

A famous photographer's shoot of Cynthia Brian

Cynthia Brian-Farrah Double

Cynthia Brian was Farrah Fawcett's double and photo look alike for numerous years.

The Business of Show Business: A Comprehensive Career Guide for Actors and Models

Many people want to be actors or be in "the biz".  The glamour, the money, the boys and the babes are enticing calling cards. Although working in films, television, commericlas, industrials, and modelign jobs is exciting and rewarding, show business is not a hobby. Cynthia Brian shows readers how to succeed while avoiding the scams. Foreword by Richard Nelson Bolles. Enhanced audio ebook is available online.(ISBN 978-1-939116-40-6) Autographed printed copies available at the StarStyle® Store. (ISBN 0-9722240-0-9) 

Be the Star You Are!® for Teens Book
Cynthia Brian with Teen Contributor
Teens promote the books at Faire
The Contributors of Teen Book
BTSYA 10th
Be the Star You Are!® for Teens
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Book signing of Teen Book
Be the Star You Are!® for Teens-Simple Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, Learning, and Leading

It’s tough being a teen in the 21st century. Cynthia Brian, along with 38 contributors encourage young people to reach for the stars. The book has garnered rave endorsements from educators, authors, celebrities, and CEO’s. Whether you are a teen looking for answers, a parent, teacher, grandparent, or advisor searching for communication guidance, Be the Star You Are! for TEENS is a teen survival guide with pro-active positive steps in learning to major in success. (ISBN: 9781600376320)

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The Blessings of Love & Relationship
Family Joy!
The Beginning of Forever
Family is Where Life Thrives
My Daddy, My Hero
Mothers and Daughters
The Blessings of Family
The Blessings of Love and Relationships

The toughest and most rewarding task you can ever undertake is being a phenomenal parent. It doesn't matter whether you are a parent by birth, adoption, or self-appointment, you are the custodian of an innocent child. In the few years this child is in your life, you are shaping the future of humanity for untold generations.  How can you, the caretaker of a soul, be a role model for a lifetime? Everything in life is either a blessing or a lesson and blessings and lessons are the same. Love and be loved as a parent and child with true stories and tips by Cynthia Brian . Ebook available.

Miracle Moments Gift Book
Miracle Moments®
Sunset over the Golden Gate
Moon rise over the lake
Clouds in France
California Clouds at Sunset
Miracle Moments®

The individual and unique 3" x 4" hand-made, hand-tied gift book created with love is the perfect present for everyone on your list no matter what the situation. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, promotions, holidays, friendships, get wells, condolences and just because. Each page features three or more quotes or short parables that inspire, inform, entertain, and motivate you to follow your heart, live your passions, and reach for your highest potential. Not sold in stores. Limited quantities available @ $9.99 each. Email to order this precious empowerment book. No two books are alike.