Cynthia Mackey has always loved children’s literature.  Cynthia has been a member of SCBWI since 2015.  After years of teaching preschool and kindergarten, she is proud to have written her first children’s book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker.  She lives on the west coast of British Columbia with her family and her piano where she faithfully continues her weekend pancake tradition.  Cynthia is a participant in this year’s 12×12 picture book challenge and winner of Wordy Wanderings short story contest with her story Friendship Soup.

Paula Nasmith, also passionate about children’s literature, is responsible for the beautiful illustrations in the book. You can view more of her work at www.tinyvioletstudio.com


Release date: April 24, 2017

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Book Launch

Children in Cynthia’s preschool class enjoy the book.  They love to look at Katie’s treasure box and recite the rhyme. Golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round… PANCAKES!