Cynthia DeFelice

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This article is about an American children's book author. For the science fiction author with a similar name, see Cynthia Felice.

Cynthia Carter DeFelice (born 1951) is an American children's writer. She has written 16 novels and 12 picture books for young readers. The intended audience for her novels is children of reading ages nine to twelve.

Life and career[edit]

Carter was born in 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] Her father was a psychiatrist, and her mother was an English teacher, who stopped working to raise Cynthia and her siblings. DeFelice credits her mother for sparking her interest in books. Among her three siblings is former US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.[2][3] She began writing children's books in 1987. She lives in Geneva, New York.[3]


Children's novels[edit]

Selected children's picture books[edit]


  1. ^ Cynthia DeFelice. "Cynthia DeFelice | Authors | Macmillan". Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Ashton Carter: savvy tactician, independent thinker". The Boston Globe. 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  3. ^ a b "About Cynthia". Retrieved 2015-08-17. 

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