Cindy Woodsmall and her husband make their home in Georgia and have raised and home schooled three sons.? Her husband became her staunchest supporter while she took writing courses, attended seminars, and strove to write a story from seeds sown years ago when her best friend was a Beachy Amish Mennonite girl.? When the Heart Cries is Cindy's first novel. Miriam Flaud is an Amish woman from the Old Order. She was born in Maryland and moved to Pensylvania with her family when she was in elementary school. She is the co-author of Plain Wisdom.