Cynthia is a children’s writer and early childhood educator who values children and their development. She has a passion for early literacy, music, art, and a love for connecting children with nature. Because she believes in place based education and has grown up on Canada’s west coast, many of her books-in-progress reflect the natural forest and ocean environment where she lives. Cynthia has been writing picture books since 2015. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has a picture book, KATIE SHAEFFER PANCAKE MAKER and an early chapter book, THE LULLABY MONSTERS created in partnership with illustrator, Paula Nasmith. Her focus going forwards is to see her books traditionally published and she is currently querying editors and agents.

Cynthia Mackey

Favourite Books

Favourite Things

  • hummingbirds
  • music
  • fairy lights
  • chocolate
  • books
  • yoga
  • nature trails

Favourite Quote:

“When the mind is clear, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. ” Buddha