A Bit About Me

Cynthia Kern Obrien finds inspiration for her writing in her grandchildren and their worldview. She aspires to teach young readers caring and kindness for people and animals of all stripes. True to her heart, OBrien’s books aim to spark imagination and passion for each of those topics.

She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Mom’s Choice Award, New York Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite; Independent Press Award; American Book Fest Parenting and Family Recommended; the 2020 American Fiction Award Children’s Picture Book; Readers’ Favorite International Book Award; Story Monsters Approved, School Life Category; and many others.