Cyndi Marko is the author/illustrator of the Kung Pow Chicken series (Scholastic, 2014). She studied Fine Arts at Okanagan University College in Kelowna, B.C., where she learned to turn old bicycle parts into works of art, and not much else. From there she went on to Humber College in Toronto, Ontario, to study graphic design and prepress technology. She currently lives in B.C. and is a moderator of the SCBWI Blueboards.