ABOUT CYNTHIA DE LA TORRE
Cynthia De La Torre is the Illustrator Coordinator for the SoCal chapter of SCBWI. She is represented by Anna Olswanger of Olswanger Literary. Cynthia was born and raised in Southern California. She loves all things spooky, whimsical, and magical.
Cynthia writes and illustrates picture books. She first discovered cut paper art 2.5 years ago. She loves being able to add lights and shadows to her pieces and make people feel like they can jump right into the magical worlds she creates.
Cynthia loves representing diverse characters from all backgrounds. She loves writing stories, infused with magical elements, that teach kids about self-acceptance, finding their place in the world, and accepting other people’s differences. Cynthia also loves sharing her Mexican heritage. She hopes that one day books with diverse characters, from all backgrounds, will be the norm. And she’s looking forward to being part of that change.