CINDY WEIGAND grew up on the prairie of western Oklahoma listening to her grandmother’s stories and has loved stories ever since. She is the author of an anthology, Texas Women in World War II, The Republic of Texas Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2003. In 2023, she published a novella, Ride of Passage based on reminiscences of her childhood. Big Jack, Cowboy Aviator is a historical novel, but also biographical fiction in that it is based on the life of a great uncle who was a pilot in the 1920s.

Weigand is also a film enthusiast and founder of GTX Film which produces an annual film festival in Georgetown, Texas. She served as President and Executive Director until 2023. She now resides in Tulsa, OK.

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