OVERRIDE

Cynthia DeFelice

Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling titles for young readers, including the novels Wild Life, The Ghost of Cutler Creek, Signal, and The Missing Manatee, as well as the picture books, One Potato, Two Potato, and Casey in the Bath. Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children's Books and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, among numerous other honors.
 
Cynthia was born in Philadelphia in 1951. As a child, she was always reading. Summer vacations began with a trip to the bookstore, where she and her sister and brothers were allowed to pick out books for their summer reading. “To me,” she says, “those trips to the bookstore were even better than the rare occasions when we were given a quarter and turned loose at the penny-candy store on the boardwalk.” Cynthia has worked as a bookseller, a barn painter, a storyteller, and a school librarian.
 
When asked what she loves best about being an author, she can’t pick just one answer: “I love the feeling of being caught up in the lives of the characters I am writing about. I enjoy the challenge of trying to write as honestly as I can, and I find enormous satisfaction in hearing from readers that something I wrote touched them, delighted them, made them shiver with fear or shake with laughter, or think about something new.” Cy

BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

Fort

Cynthia DeFelice

...

Available 05/19/2015Pre-Order

Wild Life

Cynthia DeFelice

Erik is preparing for his first-ever hunting trip when he learns that his parents are being deployed to Iraq.  A few days later, Erik is shipped off to North Dakota to live with Big...

Buy

Nelly May Has Her Say

Cynthia DeFelice, illustrated by Henry Cole

Nelly May Nimble and her twelve brothers and sisters live with their parents in a tiny cottage in the Bottoms, where there's never enough food to feed so many hungry mouths. Nelly May decides...

Buy

Death at Devil's Bridge

Cynthia DeFelice

"A riveting story of a 13-year-old boy seduced by the thrill of dangerous friendship and, despite intentions, drawn into the treacherous world of drugs and murder . . . Keeping the reader in the grip of the plot, [DeFelice] explores a teen's use of moral tools in the face of pressures from peers." --Kirkus Reviews

Buy

VIEW MORE WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR

VIEW ALL WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
BACK