This article is about an American children's book author. For the science fiction author with a similar name, see Cynthia Felice.
Cynthia DeFelice (born 1951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American children's book author. She has written 16 novels, and 12 picture books for young readers. Her intended audience for her novels is children at the reading level of ages nine to twelve.
She was born Cynthia Carter in 1951. Her father was a psychiatrist, and her mother was an English teacher, who stopped working to raise DeFelice and her siblings. She credits her mother for sparking her interest in books. She began writing children's books in 1987. She lives in Geneva, New York.