To coincide with the Winter Olympics of 2002, Cynthia illustrated Celebrate the Fire Within (North Star Publications) which the Children's Literature Association of Utah named to its "short list" of top 10 recommended books. Prior to that assignment, Cynthia illustrated a series of picture books for Curtis Publishing, as well as a book about bankruptcy and two books filled with projects for pre-schoolers.
Although she studied art at one college and two universities, Cynthia considers herself self-taught. Between universities, she worked in a large graphics studio for the LDS Church. She is the mother of four children and lives in Modesto, CA.