Skip to main content

2022 Bombeck Workshop Faculty Cindy Ratzlaff

Cindy Ratzlaff

Cindy Ratzlaff is a 30-year veteran of the book publishing industry, having held executive positions at Rodale Inc. and Simon & Schuster and created and implemented the launch campaigns for more than 150 New York Times bestsellers.

She also is an author through both traditional and self-publishing. Cindy's articles on business topics and happiness have been published on,, and other national publications. She speaks internationally on personal branding, marketing strategies, social media community building, marketing platforms and campaign building. Forbes named her one of the Top Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter, and Ad Age named her to the Advertising Age Marketing 50 list in 2003 for her work on launching The South Beach Diet brand.

Cindy is the co-author, along with her friend Kathy Kinney, of three books: Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-up Woman's Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve; Queenisms: 101 Jolts of Inspiration; and Queen of Your Own Life: If Not Now, When? Together, they host a popular Facebook Live Check-In at 3 p.m. (ET) on Thursdays, an outreach that started during the pandemic.