Cynthia Harmony

Children's Author and Translator

Photo Credit. TheoP Photography
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Forthcoming Debut



Coming Summer 2022



Leveled Reader

Published by Teacher Created Materials

Coming 2021

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.

I help coordinate the Equity and Inclusion Team for SCBWI-AZ and I'm a co-founder of the annual Twitter event LatinxPitch. Both efforts aim to support and boost underrepresented voices in Kidlit.

I'm represented by James McGowan at BookEnds Literary.


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Cynthia Harmony is an educational psychologist that writes picture books, chapter books and early readers. She's created exhibits and bilingual learning materials for children and science museums. Originally from Mexico City, Cynthia is a translator member of The American Literary Translators Association and coordinates the SCBWI-AZ Equity and Inclusion Team. In 2020, she was awarded the "We Need Diverse Books" PB Mentorship.

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.


Translation Services


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

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