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")
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.