Cindy was born in Los Angeles General Hospital in southern California on July 16, 1962. The hospital was eventually converted into a church and community outreach center called the Dream Center. Cindy was born to John G. Freed and Nancy R. Freed and has two older siblings, —a sister, Deborah and a brother, John. At the age of three, Cindy’s father moved the family to Pennsylvania to be near her grandparents. Cindy wrote her first poem in the first grade and has been writing ever since.
After one year at Bauder Fashion College in Miami, Florida, Cindy transferred to Southeastern University in Lakeland where she earned a BA in Elementary Education and Bible K-12. Cindy taught in public and private schools for 12 years and worked professionally in several other professions as a fitness instructor, radio personality, camera operator and video director. All the while, writing remained Cindy’s deepest passion.
FREED Performing Arts, Inc. is a faith based nonprofit company Cindy founded. She remains on the board as acting president. She taught many styles of dance and acting until the Covid-19 pandemic struck the United States. She is currently managing her company remotely. Cindy writes, casts and directs many of the company plays.
Cindy’s memberships include Word Weavers International, American Christian Fiction Writers and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She was a 2019 Serious Writer Academy Writer of the Year Semifinalist. Cindy’s dream is to volunteer for her performing arts company while writing full-time.
Cindy feels blessed to live in sunny Florida with Stephen, her wonderful husband of 32 years. They are proud parents of two adult children, a new son-in-law and two silly cats. Cindy loves writing, reading books and watching movies—all with happy endings!
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)