Cindy Freed Lescarbeau enjoys all things creative. She started writing poetry in the first grade and founded FREED Performing Arts, Inc. as an adult. Cindy’s passion is to captivate the imaginations of children. As an award-winning author of picture books, poetry, and plays, as well as a popular speaker, she impacts the lives of those locally and across the world. Word Weavers International named Cindy their 2020 Writer of the Year. She writes stories and poems for Focus on The Family’s Clubhouse Jr. Magazine. Cindy’s 2023 debut rhyming picture book is entitled Martian Food.Her heart for children is evident in Cindy’s many years as an elementary teacher. She’s also active in all aspects of the publishing industry, including memberships in SCBWI, and Word Weavers International, where Cindy leads as president of their KidLit Page 36 critique group.Cindy is married to the love of her life, Stephen, and they have two children and one grandchild. She’s always ready for an international travel adventure with her husband, coffee shop game nights with her family, and making her grandson giggle. The perfect afternoon for Cindy involves cuddling up with her two silly cats and creating fantastical tales with whimsical characters and twisty endings.