Born and raised in Northern California, Cheryl Wilder has made her home in North Carolina for the past twenty-five years. Her debut poetry chapbook, What Binds Us, made the short list in the New Women’s Voices series at Finishing Line Press, and was released in May 2017. Cheryl holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she earned her MFA in 2010. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including Cream City Review, Prime Number Magazine, Hunger Mountain, Literary Mama, Connotation Press, Architects + Artisans, and Numero Cinq. Along with her husband, Cheryl owns a boutique web development company located near the Haw River. She’s the mother of three boys and the wife of one grateful man.