Cynthia Leitich Smith





Cynthia Leitich Smith

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Kansas City, The United States
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Cynthia's fiction is noted for its diversity, humor, lyricism, and mid-to-southwestern settings. Still early in her career, she has shown tremendous range and loves to experiment.

JINGLE DANCER, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, (Morrow / Harper-Collins, 2000)(ages 4-up) was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award, runner-up for the Western Writers Association Storyteller Award, and Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. It was also named to the Texas 2 x 2 List. School Library Journal said, “…a welcome addition to stories about traditions passed down by woman of a culture.” Book magazine named it among “Debuts that Deliver.”

RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME (HarperCollins, 2001)(Listening Library, 2001)(ag
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My first novel, Like Water on Stone, just came out (Delacorte, Nov. 2014). Of course, I’m smiling. The cover and interior of the book are beautifully produced. I’ve poured my soul into it.

“What’s it about?” people ask me.

When I tell them, “It’s the story of three siblings who survive the Armenian genocide of 1915 with the help of the guardia... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.59 · 36,337 ratings · 3,807 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
Tantalize (Tantalize, #1)
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 10,036 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Eternal (Tantalize, #2)
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 6,108 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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Blessed (Tantalize, #3)
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 3,024 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Diabolical (Tantalize, #4)
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 753 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Haunted Love
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 533 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Cat Calls
3.14 of 5 stars 3.14 avg rating — 484 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Rain Is Not My Indian Name
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Feral Nights (Feral, #1)
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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“It was funny, though, the things you didn't learn about people until after they died.”
Cynthia Leitich Smith, Tantalize

“But adulthood," continued the barely twentysomething, "doesn't give you power over what matters most. It doesn't protect you from pain, loss, fate. That's part of being human.”
Cynthia Leitich Smith, Tantalize

“Vampires don't live at all," she points out, "neither do we."
She has me there. "Fine, I'll go. But when Kurt leads his minions in a march around the cemetary with our heads on sticks, don't say I didn't warn you.”
Cynthia Leitich Smith, Eternal

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