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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, and RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME (all HarperCollins). Her website at was named one of the top 10 Writer Sites on the Internet by Writer's Digest and an ALA Gr... More
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12/17/2016Happy Holidays & Winter Hiatus
By Cynthia Leitich Smithfor CynsationsHappy Holidays!That's my R2D2 Christmas tree.I love R2. I love Christmas trees.Together, they equal out-of-this-world holiday awesomeness! I'm off on winter hiatus, and when Cynsations returns in early 2017,... Read the rest of this post
12/16/2016Cynsational News
By Cynthia Leitich Smithfor CynsationsI Wasn't Dreaming of a White Christmas: Representation in YA Holiday Books by Tirzah Price. Peek: "...this year I noticed something that does bother me: The authors of my favorites are predominantly white. In... Read the rest of this post
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Cynthia's Published Works Ages Date Published
Books 1 - 4 of 10 from Cynthia's published works, View all 10 books
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1. Holler Loudly (Hardcover)
    Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
    Illustrator: Barry Gott
    Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Ages 4-8 11/11/2010
55 Reviews  
2. Santa Knows (Hardcover)
    Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith, Greg Leitich Smith
    Illustrator: Steve Bjorkman
    Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Ages 4-8 09/14/2006
18 Reviews  
3. Indian Shoes (Hardcover)
    Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
    Illustrator: Jim Madsen
    Publisher: HarperCollins
Ages 4-8 04/02/2002
95 Reviews  
4. The Bedtime Beast (Unbound)
    Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith, Jay Hulbert, Rowan Barnes-Murphy
    Publisher: Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
N/A 01/01/1996
644 Reviews  
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1. Immortal: Love stories with bite (Paperback)
    Author: PC Cast, Leah Wilson
    Publisher: BenBella Books
N/A 9/19/2009
Cynthia said: My short story is called "Haunted Love."
tags: I wrote
348 Reviews  
2. Sideshow: Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists and Other Matters O...
    Author: Deborah Noyes, Various
    Publisher: Candlewick
Young Adults 9/19/2009
Cynthia said: My short story is called "Cat Calls."
tags: I wrote
34 Reviews  
3. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (Hardcover)
    Author: Cecil Castellucci, Holly Black
    Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Young Adults 9/19/2009
Cynthia said: My short story, co-authored by Greg Leitich Smith, is called "The Wrath of Dawn."
tags: I wrote
1,026 Reviews  
4. Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today (Hardcover)
    Author: Lori Marie Carlson
    Publisher: HarperTeen
Young Adults 2/20/2009
Cynthia said: My short story is called "A Real Live Blond Cherokee and His Equally Annoyed Soul Mate."
tags: I wrote
24 Reviews  
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Profile Comments
Comment by Heather Kephart on 6/1/2010 at 2:04 PM:
Hi Cynthia, thanks for accepting my invitation. I've got to get my Cynthia on in as many places as possible!
Comment by Pamela Rollins on 4/5/2010 at 10:36 AM:
Thanks Cynthia for excepting my invite:)
Comment by Fede Combi on 3/5/2010 at 4:30 PM:
Hi Cynthia, thanks for adding! Fede.
Comment by Peni Griffin on 3/5/2010 at 7:26 AM:
Hi, famous person. I know somebody on the New York Times Bestseller list - how awesome is that? I also noticed the bit about 2 Indians being on there - and your book isn't even about being Indian! The world progresses in little ways while we're not noticing.
Comment by KaaVonia Hinton on 12/4/2009 at 9:25 AM:
That night was so funny and ironic. When I got back to class, I told my students (They had read Jingle Dancer a few weeks before.) you will not believe who led me down a dark path to safety when I was at NCTE :)They were like, "No Way!"
Comment by Tom Geyer on 7/10/2009 at 8:13 PM:
Hi Cynthia,
I've posted a little of my YA manusript with my profile. If you get a chance to take a peek, I'd love your opinion. I'm sure you're busy and I don't mean to impose, it's just that I hate my day job and I'm so determined to get my writing career under way.
Thanks, Tom
Comment by Jenni Derfoldy on 7/3/2009 at 7:42 PM:
I have just found your blog, it seems I am behind the times here. It is wonderfully informative.
Comment by Michael Sussman on 6/11/2009 at 11:31 AM:
Hi Cynthea,

Just wondering whether you ever received a review copy of my picture book, OTTO GROWS DOWN?
Thanks, & hope you're well--
Comment by Tracey Baptiste on 4/6/2009 at 10:28 AM:
Hi Cynthia!
Thanks for accepting my invitation.
Looking forward to reading more of your work.
I recently heard (in a writing class) that you delete your writing and begin again from scratch when you're doing your final draft? If true, that's radical. And brave!
Comment by Charles Boone on 2/4/2009 at 10:33 AM:
Hi Cynthia,
I'm new to jacket flap but so glad I found you and your blog. I love it. There is so much information and I feel hopeful just reading it.
Thank you, Charlie
Comment by Jill Corcoran on 12/12/2008 at 1:22 PM:
Thank you for including my KEEP WRITING! post on your news round-up today:)
Comment by Donna McDine on 10/23/2008 at 12:40 PM:
Hi Cynthia..I just finished reading your article, Making Your Web Site Educator-Friendly in the 2009 CWIM. Your tips and information are quite helpful and I'm happy to see that I'm on the right track.
Best wishes,
Donna McDine
www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.... more
Comment by Deborah Sloan on 9/24/2008 at 11:42 AM:
So glad you checked out The Picnic Basket and liked what you saw. As you know, it's all about connecting books with readers - and teachers and librarians are so key to that process. Plus they have so much to say about how they use books with kids. I've heard from so many teachers and librarians (... more
Comment by A.S. King on 7/12/2008 at 6:23 PM:
Re: Cover Art. Thank you! Me too. I've been staring at it for three months and I am still totally in love with it. I feel very lucky. :-)
Comment by A.S. King on 7/12/2008 at 10:52 AM:
I've become addicted to Cynsations and wanted to drop by and tell you how much YOU ROCK!
Comment by Melly Mills on 7/4/2008 at 9:46 AM:
Thanks for friending me and the Giant Girl Creative Team!!!
Comment by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt on 6/26/2008 at 7:05 PM:
Hey, Cynthia --

Thanks so much for mentioning my school visit tips posted on in your Cynsations newsletter today!

Comment by Ashley Pasco on 5/16/2008 at 6:13 PM:
I just wanted to drop by and say hi! :) Hope things are going well and I hope to catch myself up on your blog soon. XD
Comment by Stephen Barbara on 2/22/2008 at 3:06 PM:
Hi Cynthia,

So glad to see the interview today! And your formatting cracked me up -- loved the "bunny eat bunny" and WAR AND PEACE links. :-)

~ S
Comment by Kay Winters on 1/30/2008 at 3:02 PM:
Dear Cyn:
Your website and blog are terrific!
Great to meet you here!
Kay Winters
Comment by Melinda Wright on 1/4/2008 at 9:37 AM:
Thank you so much for added my as a friend. Hope you get a chance to check out my web site where I'm giving away free to the world the relationship game titled, Pay Attention. Link on my profile. Be blessed and know you are.
Comment by Nancy Viau on 10/30/2007 at 11:30 AM:
I certainly will add you to my list of interested reviewers!!! Thanks so much!
Comment by LaTonya Baldwin on 10/30/2007 at 11:23 AM:
((Smack upside the head)) I just realized we have your book, Rain Is Not My Indian Name in our library. I remember very vividly a young girl borrowing it and me having to hound her to return it. :-)
Comment by LaTonya Baldwin on 10/30/2007 at 11:20 AM:
Thrilled to see your interview with Pooja Makhijani. My young neighbor is named Pooja. Will have to check out the book. Thanks,
Comment by Susan Taylor Brown on 10/9/2007 at 11:07 PM:
Cyn, Thanks for adding me to your circle of friends over here.
Comment by Kris Bordessa on 10/2/2007 at 7:56 PM:
Thanks to a recent invasion of Mother Nature's critters, I'm definitely in the predator camp these days!
Comment by Kelly Starling-Lyons on 7/27/2007 at 2:22 PM:
Hi Cynthia,

Thank you for your wonderful books and blogs. I appreciate you adding me as a friend :).
Comment by Mary Cunningham on 7/2/2007 at 10:46 AM:
Thanks for adding me, Cynthia. Wonderful blog. I'll continue to promote it whenever and wherever!

Comment by Satis Shroff on 6/7/2007 at 10:28 AM:
Dear Cynthia, Greetings from the Black Forest. I'd be delighted if you could add me as one of your new JackFlap friends.Indian Shoes and Indian name make me neugierig, curious and interested. Have a nice day you two!
Comment by Stephanie Reed on 6/5/2007 at 7:45 PM:
Thanks for the add, Cynthia!
Comment by Erin Nappe on 6/5/2007 at 2:14 PM:
Thanks again...I've emailed some questions to you! -Erin
Comment by Arthur Slade on 6/4/2007 at 12:04 PM:
I'll gladly do an "update" interview. : ) Thanks. Villainology is coming out this Fall, I'm looking forward to that. Those books are so much fun to write, I really shouldn't accept money for them...
Comment by Arthur Slade on 6/3/2007 at 11:27 AM:
Oh, I so have Tantalize on my TBR list soon. Soon. Soon. Summer can't come fast enough.
Comment by Diane Teichman on 5/31/2007 at 2:58 PM:
Author Author! Amazing, no, Tantalizing work! Congratulations.
Comment by Todd-Michael St. Pierre on 5/30/2007 at 5:18 PM:
Great Blog! Great Work!
Comment by Michael Arguello on 5/15/2007 at 7:36 PM:
Hi Cynthia, Thank U 4 letting me hang out & congratulations on your newest book! ;0>
Comment by Edna Cabcabin Moran on 5/12/2007 at 4:59 PM:
Thanks for adding me to your friend list, Cynthia! Keep up the work on your blog, site and stories! Aloha, Edna
Comment by jama rattigan on 5/5/2007 at 6:20 PM:
Thanks for the quick reply and add! Will keep in touch, and will continue to tell everyone I know about your website and blog!!
Comment by Ashley Pasco on 4/30/2007 at 2:50 PM:
You'll definitely get no argument from me there. :) My absolute fav book of hers is Princess Nevermore. Cam's Quest is next in line, along with the Kaley series, Monster series, and I love My Zombie Valentine.
Comment by Ashley Pasco on 4/30/2007 at 1:35 PM:
Just wanted to pop in and say hi! Hope things are going well. I'm looking forward to reading Tantalize! :)
Comment by Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu on 4/23/2007 at 10:06 AM:
You asked about comfortable shoes in your last blog post, but I couldn't leave a message there.
You were in the right place---San Antonio Shoe Company makes really comfortable shoes. They used to have some nice sandals, too. There may be a store in Austin. There was one in Dallas many years ago... more
Comment by Ashley Pasco on 4/19/2007 at 2:05 PM:
Cynthia thanks for adding me. :) I didn't know you were a YA author until today, but that's awesome! Wishing you continuous luck on your writings.
Comment by Sharon A Putnam on 4/19/2007 at 1:54 PM:
Hi Cynthia,
It's nice to see so many of my LJ and MySpace friends on JacketFlap. Thanks for adding me!
Comment by Liz Jones on 4/19/2007 at 11:56 AM:
Thanks for adding me back, Cynthia! It's good to have an easy way to read your blog, too!
Comment by Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu on 4/14/2007 at 8:45 AM:
Yes, I agree with SLJ! I've enjoyed it for years.
Comment by Cynthia Leitich Smith on 2/19/2007 at 3:14 PM:
School Library Journal says of Cynsations: "If you're going to read only one blog, this is it!"

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