Cynthia Lord is a former elementary and middle school teacher whose debut novel, Rules, won a Newbery Honor Award and a Schneider Family Book Award. In addition, students in six states awarded Rules their state’s student-choice award: Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Vermont.
Cynthia’s first picture book, Hot Rod Hamster, with illustrations by Derek Anderson, was published in February 2010.
A new middle-grade novel, Touch Blue, was published in the summer of 2010. Touch Blue offers a warm-hearted, humorous and thoughtful look at what it means to belong – and how lucky we feel when we do.