I’m Cathryn Free and I’m a writer, children’s author, and teacher.

I write fiction and nonfiction for children and teens (and some for adults). My work has appeared in Muse, Youth Imagination, Unlocked, East of the Web, Cricket and Smartypants Magazine, with several titles forthcoming.

As a teacher, I love sharing what I’ve learned about writing and offer plenty of resources for teachers and students, like my Free Writer’s Workshop!

My goal is to create books, stories, and articles that get kids exciting about reading and marvel at the world around them!

The Dive, feature in Cricket, May/June 2021

The Real-Life Bat Man, featured in Muse, January 2021

Project Europa, featured in Youth Imagination, November 2020

What is the Hero’s Journey?

What is the hero’s journey and how does it apply to story telling? Storytelling is as old as mankind. We all love stories. It’s why we read books and why we watch movies. It’s why we listen to our friends when they regale us with their crazy antics or funny memories. We love story. And… Read more What is the Hero’s Journey?