“Written By” focuses on children’s book and illustration reviews. Our main goal is to keep the interest of children’s reading, imagination, and the art of historical and current children’s animation and illustration alive and present.

Cynthia M. Garcia has a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. She is the owner and operator of this site,  a short story fiction writer, an award-winning essayist, a marathoner, an elementary substitute teacher, a mother of two, and lives with her husband as an empty nester in the northwest suburbs of Illinois. She is in the process of writing and illustrating a children’s book. Cynthia is also the owner of her personal writer’s blog site Tea & Italics.

Header illustration by the wonderful Isabelle Arsenault