Cynthia Harmony

Children's Author and Translator

Photo Credit. TheoP Photography
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Penguin Workshop
Summer 2022
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Leveled Early Readers

Published by Teacher Created Materials

Spanish Textbooks Conócete 1,2,3 

Published by Edere México 2008



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.

In 2020, I won the "We Need Diverse Books" Picture Book Mentorship with author Rob Sanders. And I'm a member of Las Musas Books. 

In an effort to support and boost underrepresented voices in Kidlit, I co-founded the annual Twitter event LatinxPitch and I help coordinate the Equity and Inclusion Team for SCBWI-AZ.

I'm represented by James McGowan at BookEnds Literary.


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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.



Member of The American Literary Translators Association ALTA

Clients include:

  • Tucson Museum of Art

  • Ecosphere Associates

  • Siete Colores Ideas Interactivas

  • Trapiche Museo, Los Mochis

  • El Trompo Museo, Tijuana

  • Papalote Museo del Niño, Mexico City

  • Universidad Iberoamericana

For freelance-project inquiries please send me a message through the Contact form. 


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