I grew up playing tennis and waiting for our next trip to Acapulco. A special weekend treat included drinking a tiny bottle of Chaparrita soda at one of the downtown pebbled streets of Mexico City. Chaparrita later became my nickname (it means shorty).
Fascinated with art and learning, I became an education professional creating engaging and fun experiences for children. I worked with artists, designers, and scientists developing new interactive museums.
I also lived in Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Madrid; Salamanca, Spain, and in 2010, I moved to Arizona. I live in the desert with my husband, two amazing niños that help me pick character names, a dog and three fish.
Cynthia Harmony is an educational psychologist that has created exhibits and bilingual learning materials for children and science museums. Originally from Mexico City, Cynthia is a children's author and translator that was awarded the 2020 "We Need Diverse Books" Mentorship. She cofounded Latinxpitch and coordinates the SCBWI-AZ Equity and Inclusion Team. Her picture book debut MI CIUDAD SINGS published by Penguin Workshop, releases Summer 2022.
When not writing, Cynthia can be found in a museum with her kids, dancing to a Latin beat, daydreaming of tacos or planning her next family trip.
ENGLISH - SPANISH
Member of The American Literary Translators Association ALTA
Tucson Museum of Art
Siete Colores Ideas Interactivas
Trapiche Museo, Los Mochis
El Trompo Museo, Tijuana
Papalote Museo del Niño, Mexico City
For freelance-project inquiries please send me a message through the Contact form.
INTERVIEWS AND MENTIONS
Q&A with writer Cynthia Harmony about her WNDB Mentorship- Latinos in Kidlit
How I got my Agent - 12x12 Blog
EVENTS & AUTHOR VISITS
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