THE SHORT VERSION
Cynthia Boris has been a TV fangirl since she was a young teen but now she’s a freelance entertainment reporter, which means she can chase down TV stars for a living instead of just for fun. A true TV junkie, she loves the process as much as the finished product and she made her own primetime TV debut in a (tiny) role on Blue Collar TV.
When forced to narrow down her TV faves, most of them fall in the SciFi / Horror realm. From the early days of Lost in Space to Supernatural and Stargate Atlantis, Cynthia it bad for all things that go bump in the night and in space. (And in space, no one can hear you scream)
Cynthia is the author of three TV books including The Official Buffy the Vampire Slayer Pop Quiz Book. Her other works include entertainment features for magazines such as Inside Kung Fu, Star Trek Magazine, Cult Times, Young Rider, and she was a staff writer for the Official Buffy the Vampire Slayer Magazine in both the US and UK.
THE LONG VERSION
You want to know about me?
I was born at a very early age and luckily my mother was in attendance. I’ve always been a writer, even when people told me to stop it because I was damaging the walls.
My earliest fictional efforts was fan fiction at its finest. Never satisfied with the plots of my favorite TV shows, I began writing my own stories for The Protectors, Wild Wild West, Bonanza and later Simon and Simon, Tour of Duty, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The A-Team and now Supernatural.
But credit for starting me on the road to paid publication goes to two very special people.
First, my brother Danny, who, when told I wanted to be a book author, said, “start with magazines, because no one will buy a book you wrote”. I dedicated my first book, TV Toys, to him.
Second is the actor Don Matheson from Land of the Giants. You see Don, I lied to you. When I first moved to California, I tracked Don down and interviewed him for a “magazine”. Only there was no magazine. So once Don gave me the interview I had no choice but to FIND someplace to publish it. I did (Epilogue Magazine) and I’ve been selling ever since.
I now have four books and hundreds of magazine articles in print. Best of all, my writing has allowed me to do something I always dreamed of as a child, hang around on a soundstage watching them film my favorite TV shows. And to top it off, I got paid for it.
These days, I blog for some pretty cool websites which you’ll find listed if you go to the front of this site. When I’m not writing I can often be found working on a movie or a TV show. I had the great pleasure of working with the zany Zach Selwyn on G4-TV and the even wackier crew at Blue Collar TV. I did a local TV commercial for a bridal shop and I’ve had roles in some indie movies. I’m finding more and more that I prefer the other side of the camera and I’ve worked up from PA on Ten Inch Hero to Assistant Director on an insanely dramatic movie called Callous, directed by and starring Joey Lanai.
I’m always looking for a new challenge, scriptwriting might be next up. In the meantime, if you need an entertainment reporter or an AD, hit me up!