Cynthia Centerbar

Author, Illustrator


"Why do hugs feel like love?" The question that fuels my picture book passion. Once upon a time, Mother read me THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT.  After she finished, she handed me the book.  In my small hands, its tininess captured my heart!  I could not get enough of Peter's shenanigans and would demand, "READ IT" --again and again--. When I grew up and became Mommy, I spent many, lazy days reading --again and again-- my cubs, "READ IT" books. After my cubs left the den, when I was feeling blue, I found myself by the shelves that housed my family's PB collection.  Rereading our favorites inspired me.  I began writing stories and taking art classes, discovering joy in creating my picture books.


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