Cindy Freland’s inspiration comes from her love of children and animals. Most of her children’s books are based on true events. She is an Award-Winning International Author and her passion is teaching children about the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. After working for a major health insurance company for 25 years, and raising two daughters, she started a ten-book children’s series about the Bay in 2013. Macy the Mermaid is her granddaughter, Cambria’s, favorite story and asks her mom to read it every night. Cindy enjoys gardening, swimming, walking, painting, cooking, and baking, and lives with her husband in Bowie, Maryland.