Award-winning author Cheri Gillard has been a freelance writer and editor for twenty-five years, working for several publishing houses and companies writing or editing projects, books, magazines, and curricula. She earned the coveted IndieB.R.A.G Medallion for Chloe's Guardian, Book 1 of the Nephilim Redemption series, as well as winning several other awards for her fiction over her writing career. For several years, she has been fiction judge for the Paul Gillette Memorial fiction writing contest. Before writing, she was an obstetric and pediatric registered nurse, but she hung up her nurse's cap when she gave birth to quadruplets. She is also a musician, playing violin in a folk-style band and in other venues when she can fit in the gigs between writing jobs, and she blogs daily about life raising quadruplets and growing up with her unique perspective of the world. She lives with her family in Colorado.