Cindi Handley Goodeaux lives in Florida with her husband and muse. She is a proud mom, Gigi, graphic designer wannabe, arts and crafts dabbler, and sometime poet.
Cindi is also a former professional clown named Giggle Blossom. Her time wearing big shoes and a red nose while entertaining at events and parties influences her writing.
She is currently the Vice Chair of her employer’s disability affinity group, where she advocates for people with disabilities at work and across the state.
She is an award-winning author, and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
The Adventures of Princess Jellibean.
A very colorful cat decides to leave her comfy castle life to see the world she’s only read about.
Her dreams swirl with these things, and she always sleeps with a smile. Someday, thinks she, someday I will see it all!
Jellibean Adventures Book 2.
Shy Penelope Possum is lost. Princess Jellibean joins her quest in looking for clues to find the way back home. The second book in The Adventures of Princess Jellibean series is filled with adventures, fun and unexpected finds. The best adventure is yet to come!
When Cats Fly
Jellibean Adventures Book 3.
Princess Jellibean and her best bird pal, Sydney, meet a magical new friend, The Great Miguel.
The Third Book in the Jellibean Adventures Series shows that a little magic, when mixed with friendship and fun, is all that’s needed to imagine fantastic possibilities.
Art of Friendship
An annual even reunites Jellibean with her family. A theft brings mystery and betrayal.
In the fourth book in the series, Jellibean faces a hard decision that could end or mend a Treasured childhood friendship.
Montana is Grandpa’s princess. They loved spending time together going for walks in the park or quietly sitting on the porch reading her favorite book. When grandpa becomes sick, and doesn’t come home from the hospital, Montana’s mom tries to help her understand why.
A sweet and gentle way to look at death, for children ten and under. If your family has had to make this hard journey, this book could help.
Grandpa Moon won a Purple Dragonfly Award in 2021!
Bunky + Lulu Find Their Place
After growing bored with retirement from the circus, Bunky and Lulu look for jobs together.
Warning: Elephants should NOT serve ice cream!
Come join their adventures as they find the best place to use such unique talents!
Ishkabibble is a monster afraid of the sounds in his closet. When he meets a human afraid of monsters, is there really anything to be afraid of after all? Ishkabibble Unafraid is a fun rhyming story about overcoming fears and making new friends.
New award: My book Ishkabibble Unafraid won Honorable Mention in the 2023 Purple Dragonfly Awards. Pictures attached.
Kai, The Loneliest Palm Tree
Kai is a happy little tree living alone on a tiny island
Every day she watches wildlife and boats pass by, hoping one might visit to become her friend and share the beautiful view.
New friends come but are soon gone. Life is good, but Kai is lonely. Will anyone ever share her island home?
Eight-year-old Patty is a friendly kid who dreams of becoming a marine biologist, has survived her parents’ divorce, and a big move to a small town.
She needs a friend and finds one in an unexpected place. When the new friend suddenly disappears, Patty learns lessons of friendship, love, and letting go.
Wonderful review here from Readers’ Favorite!