Cynthia Bacon

Cynthia Bacon

Cynthia Bacon is a freelance writer, editor, and communications consultant. An artist as a hobby, she also enjoys costume design, DIY handicrafts, and gaming. She covers all topics related to crafts for The Spruce Crafts. She also currently writes and edits for The Spruce and The Spruce Pets. Her expertise spans many areas, including health care, parenting, home goods, gardening, pet care, fashion, and so much more. She's written for online and print publications for more than 25 years.


  • Writer and editor for The Spruce, The Spruce Pets, The Spruce Crafts, The Spruce Eats, MyDomaine, Verywell, TripSavvy, and ThoughtCo since 2017
  • Art hobbyist with a love for painting, costume design, paper crafting, DIY projects, and tabletop and board games


Early in her career, she began professionally writing as a general assignment reporter for community newspapers in Manhattan and Queens, New York. She runs a communications consultancy, developing content and internal and external communications strategy for many industry sectors from food and beverage to health care and fashion to education.

She is an artist as a hobby, specializing in acrylics, chalk pastels, and pencil drawing. She enjoys crafting, cosplay costume design, playing board games and tabletop games, and continues the tradition with her young children. Since becoming a mother, her craftworking has ramped up to include papier-mache, origami, clay, and foam clay.


Cynthia received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from New York University, and received a New York Press Association award for Spot News Reporting.

Expertise: Paper crafts, DIY, Games, Painting, Kids Crafts
Education: New York University
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Title: Editor
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