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Cynthia (Cina) Pelayo
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Cynthia (Cina) Pelayo
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Cynthia (Cina) Pelayo is the author of LOTERIA, SANTA MUERTE, THE MISSING, POEMS OF MY NIGHT, and the upcoming CHILDREN OF CHICAGO by Agora/Polis Books. Pelayo is an International Latino Book Award winning author and an Elgin Award nominee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Master of Science in Marketing, a Master of Fine Arts in Writing and is a PhD candidate. She lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

Favorite Books

The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty
Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Years Mentored
2020