Cynthia is the owner and CEO of Destiny Publishings LLC. She graduated Magna Cum Laude’ from Georgia State University with two degrees, Journalism and Professional Writing, Journalism with a consentration on Broadcast, and she minored in speech. In addition, she studied for two years under renowned playwright, Dr. Shirlene Holmes. Cynthia has over 20 years of acting, writing, and theatre experience. On the film side, Cynthia produced segments of the talk show, "Dropping Gems." For the legendary Bill Duke, she produced three media projects including, an animated film. She also, writes and produces other projects for his YOUNITE Network. Under her own company label, Valentine has two upcoming shows, "My Glory, My Story" and "Cynthia Valentine Unleashed" that will be airing on four networks. She has written, produced, and directed several community and church productions. Her professional stage play “Nativity Unleashed” debuted August of 2017 to a sold-out audience. The play did two runs in 2018 and a short tour in 2019. She extended her "Unleashed" theme to another production, "Gifted and Unleashed" which showcases gifted entertainers in a cabaret performance. She is launching two new "Unleashed" stage plays, “Calvary Unleashed; I'm Not Going to Nail Jesus to The Cross" and "SILENT NO MORE! Live & Unleashed" A journey from darkness to life. As a publisher, Ms. Valentine has produced over 20 media projects including books and CD’s. Cynthia offers public speaker and acting coaching virtual and in person. She also teaching writing for those who would like to improve their writing skills or write a book. "Learn how to Write a Book While Writing a Book." For more information go to her coaching page.
Cynthia displayed her acting talents in, "An Evening in Elegance" at the Los Angeles Theatre and at Georgia State University’s production of “She”. She headlined in the poetic, dramatic presentation of "Visions Through Me". Dancers, actors, singers, and poets accompanied her. In addition to stage plays she has appeared on “The Resident”, “Lodge 49”, “Star”, “Greenleaf” and other television shows. She played a recurring role as Marian Paulsen on the series, "Conversations with God".
Cynthia is the author of two poetic and dramatic reading books, "Inspired by Destiny" and "If I Could Rewrite the Poetry", a biography, "My Glory, My Story". She has two novels, "Innocent Betrayal Melinda’s Story," "Innocent Betrayal Anthony's Story", and is currently working on the third instalment of the four-part Betrayal series. Cynthia's books are cutting edged and she writes from a patriarchal perspective. Keeping in that theme she released to books in 2021 honoring men, "I'm a GRANDFATHER and proud of it, and "Black and Brown Fathers 2021." To her credit are three poetic, spoken word albums, “Role Model" , "Messed up to be Blessed up" and "My Heart Said I Love You."
Cynthia was a member of Roni's Backstreet Poetry and has appeared at the Comedy Store’s Cometri hosted by Roni Walters and TK Carter. She also appeared at Marla Gibb's Theatre, Universal City Walk, The African Market Place, West Angeles C.O.G.I.C. Kiononia and Coffee, several churches programs and California colleges; The Psalmist Hour in San Diego Ca, The Ontario Convention Center, and the list goes on.
Cynthia was featured at Borders Book Store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Ca. She was seen on the West Coast Apollo Television Show, L.A. Inside Out, and Atlanta Live! She was a guest on the 860 Love AM radio show Women of Standard three times. Her music is regularly featured on Really Real radio.
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