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Cynthia Landis

Cynthia Landis Cynthia "Andy" Landis is a songwriter, author and playwright who in 2005 was one of 22 invited to participate in the Kennedy Center Intensive Playwriting Workshop in Washington, D.C. Previously, she co-wrote with Tennessee Poet Laureate Margaret Britton Vaughn a musical based on the life of Minnie Pearl and with composer Tom Bahler (musical director for Quincy Jones) an operetta exploring the life of Aesop. In 2001, her short play 8-8-88 took first place in the national Veterans Creative Arts Festival and, when adapted to film, was accepted to the New York Independent Film Festival. Landis studied acting under Tom Kibby and Stella Adler in Los Angeles She has written more than 300 songs and garnered numerous awards. She also has produced CDs and served as music supervisor for the film Wooly Boys. In 1996, she co-authored her first book, She Stays. Landis lives and runs cattle on her farm in Tennessee.