Cynthia Overbeck Bix grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where family visits to historical sites that dot the East Coast—including Old Sturbridge Village, Colonial Williamsburg, old Savannah, and Baltimore’s own Fort McHenry—sparked her early interest in American history, crafts, and everyday life. After moving as a teenager to the San Francisco Bay Area, she added natural science—the world of plants, animals, and the environment—to her interests.
She has been an avid reader ever since first grade, and there’s always a stack of novels on her nightstand. (Sometimes she even sneaks in a reading session when she should be cooking dinner!)
Cynthia loves to write about anything and everything. In her more than 30 published nonfiction books for children and adults, she has written about such diverse subjects as carnivorous plants, the water cycle, flower gardens, and the Grand Canyon. She has also written how-to-do-it books about activities from planning a backyard cottage to making impressions of animal footprints!
Cynthia's nonfiction books for children have been published by Lerner Publications, Sierra Club Books, The Nature Company, and Sunset Books.
Member since 1982
Region: California: San Francisco North and East Bay
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