Suspense, Friendship and Romance Dramatized in New Novel

Published : Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 4:07 PM

In her latest novel, The Estrogen Chronicles, Circle of Friends, Cynthia Kumanchik describes a mysterious virus that threatens to destroy the rural town of Sierra. Nothing can stop this destructive virus, as hundreds of people rush to the hospital’s ER, only becomes more complicated when a father, anxious to save his baby, goes on a shooting rampage.

At the heart of the story is Lucinda, who moves to Sierra to escape her troubled past, but now struggles with her sick daughter, the return of her ex-husband and increasing hospital demands. The Estrogen Chronicles, Circle of Friends, a novel of friendship, love, courage, and compassion gives an inside view of the inner workings of hospital operations under desperate times.

Published by BookBaby, the book is available through Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and on and It will also be featured at the Pasadena Public Central Library for their “Love You, Author Celebration” event on February 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Kumanchik is the author of young adult and women’s fiction. With 10 years of healthcare experience, she understands the day-to-day routine of an emergency room. Her characters and storyline are drawn from her own real-life experiences working in a hospital setting. For more information, contact her at (209) 559-9968 or visit her website at

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