Cindy R. Williams

Cindy 1 - Cropped is the author of the Arizona Glyph Award Finalist and the Southwest Book Awards children’s picture book Chase McKay Didn’t Get Up Today,  now in it’s third printing.  She can be contacted at:

Cindy lives in magical worlds and visits this world now and again in her earthly rolls of wife, mother, writer, and harpist. She graduated BYU in Communications; Public Relations major and Broadcast news emphasis. Cindy says, “I began life as a mermaid, and grew up to be a faerie. I love being a wife and a mother of five fantastic children. I’m working hard to make it to the back end of life in one piece, or at least with most of my pieces, and having reached my potential.” Cindy is currently seeking an agent to represent “Thundertail’s Tale: The Legend”; a wild adventure with dragons, goblins, fairies, Fat Belly Boohahs and of course some clever kids as they go about protecting the world from the sinister Gatekeepers of Shadows. It’s set in the Arizona Desert and the Superstition Mountains.

Williams has a personal connection and is an advocate for finding cures for cancer. Her brother suffered with testicular cancer at the age of 25. “The family rallied together to provide love and support as he struggled through several surgeries and chemotherapy,” she says.

“I’m delighted to say that we were greatly blessed and now, nearly 22 years later, my dear brother is with us and well,” she happily adds.  “I am thankful for all the research and technology available for those suffering from this horrific disease.”

Also, her Aunt Joy is a survivor or breast cancer.

AUTHOR VISITS Writer’s Workshops, book reading and signings Elementary Schools, Pre-Schools and groups. Go to “Contact Page.” “What an engaging, enjoyable presentation for the students! Not only were they able to gain insights into how authors grow ideas into books, they were also challenged to think about and apply these ideas to their own writing. Cindy is a wonderful presenter! ~ Kay Tiller Mesa Public School Reading Coach

Schools Cindy has visited: Zaharis Elementary, Mesa, AZ ~ Settler’s Point Elementary, Gilbert, AZ ~ Conley Elementary,Chandler, AZ Sandy Elementary, Sandy, Utah ~ Playa del Rey Elementary, Gilbert, AZ ~ Highland Elementary, Mesa, AZ Esperanza Elementary, Phoenix, AZ ~ O’Conner Elementary,Mesa, AZ, ~ Highland Park Elementary, Gilbert, AZ ~ Porter Elementary, Mesa, AZ ~ Greenfield Elementary, Gilbert, AZ Eagles Aerie Charter School, Gilbert, AZ ~ Sousa Elementary, Mesa, AZ, ~ Ryan Elementary, Chandler, AZ Mesquite Elementary, Gilbert, AZ, Waggoner Elementary, Tempe, AZ ~ Hale Elementary, Mesa, AZ ~ Kyrene del Milenio Elementary, Phoenix, AZ ~ Bush Elementary, Mesa, AZ ~ Falcon Hill Elementary, Mesa, AZ ~ Light of Christ Pre-School, Chandler, AZ ~ Ladybug Learning Club Pre-School, Gilbert, AZ

Member of the following organizations:

ANWA (American Night Writers Association) SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)
WUFC (Writers Unite to Fight Cancer) EVCE HOA (East Valley Country Estates Home Owners Association) PTSO (Parent Teachers Society Organization) AHS (Arizona Harp Society) NHS (National Honor Society)
PHTS (Putting Husband Through School) KBYU-TV (Cindy used to be the Membership Director) NAUI (Certified in Scuba Diving with the National Association of Underwater Instructors) WSI (Water Safety Instructor) CPR (Cardiopulminary Resucitation-former instructor) 4-H BSA Merit Badge Councilor (Swimming, Lifesaving, Communications, Music) LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)