Cheri Orlando grew up in Nutley, NJ. She graduated from Ramapo College with a degree in Literature and a teaching certification. She has been teaching Language Arts to middle schoolers for the past 8 years. She also has a master's degree in Library and Information Science, but hasn't worked as a school librarian yet. She lives in Bloomingdale with her husband, George, and her dog, Patch, who is an adorable, energetic Lab/Beagle mix. Cheri loves to hike, cook, swim, read, write, and eat! Also, she is hoping this new venture earns her enough money to go SCUBA diving next summer!