Cheryl Lawton Malone is a biotech attorney who decided that writing is a lot more fun. She’s divorced, remarried and the co-parent of a blended family of three children. Her fiction and poetry have received several awards in addition to appearing online and in various journals and anthologies. Also, she is an adjunct professor at Lesley University where she teaches writing for children and young adults. Currently, she is coauthoring a nonfiction book on American mystery sleuths for McFarland Publishing & Co.