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

How to Write Short Fiction for Children’s Magazines

These tips will help you write and sell your short fiction for children to magazines. A great place to break into writing for children is magazines. Unlike book publishers who have limited needs, magazines are constantly looking for submissions, especially for short fiction. Magazines like Cricket, Spider, and Highlights are published nearly every month and… Read more How to Write Short Fiction for Children’s Magazines