Cynthia Leitich Smith: Biographies

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-selling author of the TANTALIZE series and FERAL series. Her award-winning books for younger children include JINGLE DANCER, INDIAN SHOES, RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME (all HarperCollins) and HOLLER LOUDLY (Dutton).

Her website at www.cynthialeitichsmith.com was named one of the top 10 Writer Sites on the Internet by Writer's Digest and an ALA Great Website for Kids. Her Cynsations blog at cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/ was listed as among the top two read by the children's/YA publishing community in the SCBWI "To Market" column.

Cynthia Leitich Smith and husband Greg Leitich SmithCynthia and Greg Leitich Smith are authors of books for young readers.

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-selling author of the TANTALIZE series and FERAL series. Her award-winning books for younger children include JINGLE DANCER, INDIAN SHOES, RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME (all HarperCollins) and HOLLER LOUDLY (Dutton).

Greg is the award-winning author of CHRONAL ENGINE (Clarion) and LITTLE GREEN MEN AT THE MERCURY INN (Roaring Brook).

Together, the couple wrote the short story, "The Wrath of Dawn," which appears in GEEKTASTIC: STORIES FROM THE NERD HERD (Little Brown). They make their home in Austin.

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-selling author of the TANTALIZE series and FERAL series. Cynthia has also published YA short stories and award-winning books for younger readers and may be found on the Web at www.cynthialeitichsmith.com.