Cyd Moore grew up on a dusty farm in south Geor­gia. She and her two broth­ers ate lots of hot boiled peanuts, cold water­mel­ons and corn-on-the-cob. These south­ern treats were fuel for child­hood adven­tures through enchanted forests, bot­tom­less swimming holes and crea­ture filled old barns. 

Cyd chased her dreams as a painter, graphic designer, and illustrator. She has been an art director for television, newspaper publishing, and advertising agencies. You can see her art­ in over 50 children's books, book covers, posters, games, toys, greet­ing cards, album cov­ers, mag­a­zines, muse­ums and private collections, and even McDonald’s Happy Meal boxes. 

More than a million and a half copies of her book, I Love You, Stinky Face have been published, and it's even been optioned for a movie. But she'll tell you her most "famous moment" is when she was a clue in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle! (13 Down..."Children's book illustrator, Moore")

Stinky Swamp Monster from I Love You, Stinky Face

Cyd’s sense of adven­ture was not left behind in childhood. When she's not painting or illustrating books, she finds inspi­ra­tion through worldly travels, and learning new skills like tango dancing and horseback riding. Whether on top of an ele­phant in India, explor­ing Mayan pyramids in Guatemala, or presenting to a gazillion kids in schools across the U.S. and beyond—life is never a bore! She currently lives in oh-so-beautiful Charleston, SC.