Cyndi Marko


Cyndi Marko is the award-winning author-illustrator of the KUNG POW CHICKEN early chapter book series with Scholastic Branches. Book one, LET’S GET CRACKING, won the OLA’s Silver Birch®Express 2015 Award and BC’s 2015-2016 Chocolate Lily Award. It was also nominated for the 2017 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award and the Washington State WLMA OTTER Award 2017, and was a Kirkus Best Books of 2014 selection.

Her latest book, THIS LITTLE PIGGY: AN OWNER’S MANUAL, from S&S Aladdin Pix, was chosen as one of the Chicago Public Library’s 2017 Best of the Best. Her next book also with Aladdin Pix, BOO! HISS! about a ghost and a snake who are roommates in a haunted (by them) house will be available 2019.

Cyndi studied Fine Arts at Okanagan University College in Kelowna, BC, and Graphic Design & Prepress at Humber College in Toronto, ON. She currently lives within walking distance of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia.

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