The author of six nonfiction books, including a Baby Boomer humor book, Cheryl Solimini has written and edited articles for major national publications from Family Circle to Working Mother and online at WomansDay.com. She is also a contributing writer for The Foundry at Time Inc. Custom Publishing, and was the Special Projects editor in the Interactive Media and Global Partnerships division of Highlights for Children, Inc., and the editor of HighlightsKids.com.
As a book reviewer and contributing editor for Mystery Scene magazine, Cheryl has profiled Michael Connelly, E.J. Copperman, Linda Fairstein, Tana French, Linda Greenlaw, Faye and Jonathan Kellerman, Lisa Lutz, Sara Paretsky, Louise Penny, Cornelia Read, Karin Slaughter, Kate White and Jacqueline Winspear, among others. As a Features Editor for Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine, she interviewed best-selling crime writers, including Nevada Barr, Janet Evanovich, Elizabeth George, Tony Hillerman, P.D. James and Walter Mosley.
Cheryl is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and has been a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
She grew up in a New Jersey river town three miles long and three blocks wide, which is the setting of her mystery novel Across the River. Cheryl currently lives on eight acres in Pennsylvania with her husband—poet and playwright Martin Farawell—and other wildlife.