ABOUT CYNTHIA MUN

  • Cynthia Mun has two decades of experience in strategic marketing. As Vice President of Marketing, she worked in emerging technology sectors in Silicon Valley and in hospitality in Las Vegas. She launched the first e-Book and Pandora.com. She switched careers in 2011 to write children’s novels. She writes Middle Grade fantasy and Young Adult contemporary fiction.

    Cynthia immigrated to the US from South Korea as a child. She graduated from Yale University and was the first to receive a college degree in her family.

    When she isn’t writing, she is an active community advocate. She serves on several nonprofit boards that help students. She is the past President and Founder of the Yale Alumni Association of Nevada (Yale Club). She is also responsible for Yale undergraduate recruitment for Nevada as the ASC Director.

    She is the Co-Regional Advisor for SCBWI Nevada. She lives in Las Vegas with her son and husband.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I write because I have characters that won’t keep quiet. They range from lost boys who want to save the world to teenage girls at breaking point who rise to more than they thought possible. Because it’s what I know, my protagonists are Korean.

    Through adventures or character driven stories, I get to rewrite my childhood as many times as I want and hope that it will give readers time to pause and reflect on theirs.