Nice to meet you!  I’m Cherry, a children's book author-illustrator. 
My hope is to bring young readers a sense of comfort and belonging through creating stories inspired by my own personal experiences and Chinese-American background. Practicing self-awareness is also a big part of my life and translates into my work. Besides writing and illustrating, I love to play Chinese "Connect Five", send postcards, and find joy in simple things, like a plain tortilla or steamed bun!

Picture Books:
HOME IN A LUNCHBOX (Penguin Workshop, June 11, 2024)
This book is inspired by my personal experience of moving from Hong Kong to America at the age of ten, with memories that made the deepest impression from my childhood. I hope this book brings you a sense of comfort and warmth from home! Click here for more info.
Book 2: More details soon! (Penguin Workshop, 2026)

Awards & Recognitions:
2023  Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection for HOME IN A LUNCHBOX
2022 SCBWI MayFest Portfolio Showcase Winner
2022 SCBWI Southern Breeze Conference Featured Cover Artist
2022 SCBWI Winter Conference Scholarship Recipient
2021 SCBWI Juried Art Show: Best in Show Award  & People’s Choice Award
2021 #PBParty Contest Finalist

Dec. 2021 - Mar. 2022 Art Mentorship with Art Director Adela Pons, Peachtree Press
2021 Children’s Book Academy with Dr. Mira Reisberg
2011-2014 ArtCenter College of Design, Illustration​​​​​​​
For publishing inquiries, please contact my agent Emily van Beek at Folio Jr.

For all other inquiries, please email me at cherrymo.art@gmail.com, or use the form below.

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to connecting with you!
Thank you!
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