Cheryl King

Cheryl King

At the University of Houston (far too long ago to even be real), I worked for The Daily Cougar as a copy editor, columnist, and Editor in Chief. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and went on to work for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and later the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. My journalism career included copy editing, designing, writing, and blogging.

After 12 years in the newspaper business, I got the teaching bug and went to work for Grand Prairie ISD as a middle-school language arts teacher. I then got a master’s degree in literacy and served my district as a literacy coach. After 10 years in GPISD, I went to Kennedale ISD, where I currently work as a Dyslexia Therapist.

While I have a fulfilling day job, writing is in my blood, and it’s about time I get something published (I’m no spring chicken). When I’m not working, I’m either reading or typing away, trying to create the perfect fiction piece for #NYCMidnight and other writing contests. My debut novel, Sitting on Top of the World (young-adult historical fiction) was published on June 15, 2021, but my publisher closed three weeks later. I have republished my book with a brand-new cover by author and illustrator Jamie Hitt, and some updates inside.

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