Charleston, South Carolina
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 many childhood adventures through enchanted forests, bottomless swimming holes, and creature-filled old barns. Memories of those days have become the perfect catalysts for her imaginative, colorful, and sometimes even scary illustrations.
Graduating as an art major at the University of Georgia, Cyd chased her dreams as a graphic designer and illustrator working in television, newspaper publishing, and advertising agencies. Eventually she began illustrating children's books, sharing her imagination and inspiring children around the world to let their colors fly. You can now see Cyd’s artwork in books, posters, greeting cards, album covers, magazines, museums, and even McDonald's Happy Meal boxes. She truly loves her job and loves sharing it with everyone!
She has published more than 50 books including the adorable I Love You, Stinky Face and the Stinky Face series; He’s Been a Monster All Day; Willow; and What Do Parents Do When You’re Not Home?
Cyd's sense of adventure was not left behind in the woods and streams of south Georgia. She continues to find inspiration for her art through worldly travels and excursions — whether it's riding an elephant in India, exploring Mayan temples in Guatemala, or just relaxing on a beach in Ecuador! Life is never a bore!
Cyd called Michigan home for over 25 years, but has now returned to the south, living in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She is available for school visits around the world.