Cindy Samantha Christmas (born 27 February 1985) is a Barbadian Author, Illustrator & Poet. Cindy is motly known for her poetry. Born Saint Michael, Barbados. Cindy was raised by her Dominican grandmother MariAnne Christmas, but around January 1998, Cindy moved to the United States with her mother, who lived in Maryland. Cindy began to write at age thirteen as a way of expressing her feelings, because she was very shy.Cindy's last name Christmas was originated from Dominica. Cindy's mother Carol Christmas named her after her favorite singer Cyndi Lauper. At eighteen years old, Cindy decided to write a poem as a joke and send it to an online company, but to her surprise the company liked her poem and wanted her permission to publish her poem into their book.That inspired Cindy to publish her first book Adult Poems(2003). The poems are based on personal experiences, but The Best Poems Ever brought her international recognition. Cindy has written over 16 books, 4 children's books, 3 novels, and 9 poetry books. Cindy's books center on topics such as: racism, religion, relationships and sex. Cindy has a daughter named, Cristal Nicole Christmas. Born July 28, 2004 at Washington Hospital. Cindy updated the cover design of her books, because she was not satisfied with the first cover designs. Updating the covers also boost the sales of her books.