ABOUT CINDY LEOPOLD-RITSKO

  • Residing in North Las Vegas, I’m the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI Nevada, community volunteer, and contributing children’s writer for LV Pet Scene Magazine under the pen name, C. A. Ritz.  I find joy visiting classrooms to inspire students and encourage literacy. Children can do most anything if encouraged to read and allowed to dream.



     Originally from Ohio, I earned an A.A. in Business, a B.A. with emphasis in education, and a M.A. in theology. In pursuit of my aspirations, I returned to college to study computer graphics and fine arts. When asked, I highly recommend SCBWI and Storyteller Academy.

ARTIST STATEMENT


  • LIFE INSPIRES


    Color, texture, shape and motion through watercolor/mixed media are used as I chase my story, like a photographer pursuing that perfect moment.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Pet Etiquette by C A Ritz

    (Article / Illustration)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 29_ March-April Issue

    2014

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    Hey Mom, I Want to Volunteer! by C A Ritz

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 31_May-June Issue

    2014

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    Parenting 095 Laughter is Medicinal! by C A Ritz

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 27_ Sept-Oct Issue with photos

    2014

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    Parenting 095: Giving by C A Ritz

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 31_ Nov-Dec Issue

    2014

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    I Want a Pet! by C A Ritz

    (Article / Illustration)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 29_ March-April Issue

    2015

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    Four Things Pets Teach Children by C A Ritz

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 19_ May-June Issue

    2015

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    School Days and Pets: Back to School by C A Ritz

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 33_ Sept-Oct Issue with photos

    2015

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    Dealing with the Loss of a Pet by C A Ritz

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 39_March-April Issue_ with photo

    2016

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    Create Your Own Story This Summer! by C A Ritz

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 41_ May-June Issue

    2016

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    Boredom Busters: Cool Indoor Activities for Kids & Pets by C A Ritz

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 29_ July-Aug Issue

    2016

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    Book Buddies by C A Ritz

    (Article / Illustration)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 37_ Nov-Dec Issue

    2016

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    Look Out for Buddy: Prevention of Animal Cruelty

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 37_ March-April Issue

    2017

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    Pet Connection by C A Ritz

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 41_ Sept-Oct Issue

    2017

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    New Year's Resolutions

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 33_ Jan-Feb Issue

    2018

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    Pets Make Great Teachers by C A Ritz

    (Article)


    LV Pet Scene Magazine p 45_ Sept-Oct Issue

    2018