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Watch Cyndy on The Doctors!
“I Smoked Weed Three Times and Ended Up in Rehab Hell” tells the story of Cyndy and The Dead Inside in VICE
Cyndy will be presenting, alongside bestselling YA authors Ellen Hopkins and Meg Medina, at NCTE’s Annual Convention 2017
Cyndy Featured in the Connecticut Post! 
Cyndy’s visit to Masuk High Schoool in the Monroe Courier!
Cyndy is featured on BN Teen Blog!
Cyndy and The Dead Inside in Bustle!

NPR’s Charlotte Talks, Featuring Cyndy Etler and STRAIGHTLING

–Charlotte, North Carolina’s NPR station, WFAE, featured Cyndy Etler and her memoir, STRAIGHTLING, in a one-hour episode of Charlotte Talks

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Review of STRAIGHTLING in leading young adult library journal Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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STRAIGHTLING reviewed in ForeWord

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Book Review in The Sturbridge Times

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 Cyndy, STRAIGHTLING, and education on Boston’s NPR Music Station

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Feature Article in Mooresville Weekly

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radio interviewRadio Interview by The Leslie Marshall Show

Mark Levine hosting The Leslie Marshall Show: Interview about STRAIGHTLING with Cyndy Drew Etler (minutes 30—37.3)

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M.L.T.S. Magazine ArticleCheck out my excerpt in M.L.T.S. Magazine

M.L.T.S. Magazine published an excerpt from memoir, Straightling

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Memoirs Rise in Popularity as Authors Embrace Their Own Stories

“ spoke to teacher, editor, and author Cyndy Drew Etler about a work she has recently completed in which describes in horrifically accurate detail the undeniably true account of physical and mental abuse that took place while she was in a government-supported drug rehabilitation program aimed at reforming troubled teens.

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Cyndy Reading a Chapter from STRAIGHTLING

The beige room gets even smaller when more people cram in.  The door guys alone take up half the space, plus now another guy and girl are in here, too. Barrette Chick calls them “staff” when they walk in.

The “staff” guy says they’re gonna see if I’m carrying. Then he says, “Drop your pants and underwear; bend over.”  And I bend. Do I have a choice?  Watch Video

Huntersville Herald: Article about Cyndy Drew Etler

“It was the fall of 1999, and Drew Etler was starting her first day of a tutoring job that would change her life forever. Amid the drugs and gangs of the inner-city Boston high school, in walked 17-year-old Fritz.”  Read Article


A Woman’s Write: STRAIGHTLING Wins Memoir Contest

“Cyndy Drew Etler is the winner of our first annual Truth to Tell non-fiction book prize. Her harrowing memories of life as a teen held captive in a rehab facility is the basis for her current work with troubled teenagers. Her book Straightling is part of that endeavor.”  Read More

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