Author Cynthia Pelayo: Children of Chicago

Horror Writers Association Chicagoland Chapter and Chicago Public Library presented a conversation with Chicago author Cynthia Pelayo. She discusses her new book, Children Of Chicago, a modern-day horror retelling of the Pied Piper fairy tale, in an interview with CPL librarian Ashley Rayner. 

Cynthia “Cina” Pelayo is the author of Loteria, Santa Muerte, The Missing and Poems of My Night, all of which have been nominated for International Latino Book Awards. Her recent collection of poetry, Into the Forest and All the Way Through, explores true crime, that of the epidemic of missing and murdered women in the United States. She holds a bachelor of arts in journalism, a master of science in marketing and a master of fine arts in writing, and is a doctoral candidate in business psychology. Cina was raised in inner-city Chicago, where she lives with her husband and children. 

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