ABOUT CYNTHIA SHAW
A scientific illustrator for the educational/non-fiction and museum markets for eons,
I’ve been keeping busy for the past ten years as lead illustrator and art director for a
trio of college-101 textbooks published by McGraw-Hill (Geology, Earth Science and
Geography, all by Reynolds et al). Now happily retiring from the college realm to focus on my dream of writing and illustrating for kids, I live in Richland, WA with my husband, a nuclear physicist. Together we have seven
adult children, two adorable granddaughters, and two mini-Australian Shepherds. We enjoy reading, photography, hiking, biking, traveling, and
Writing and illustrating fiction and non-fiction for kids, with expertise in Earth sciences and coral reef ecology and special interests in science literacy and environmental stewardship.