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C. (Cheryl) Solimini has written and edited articles for national publications from Family Circle to Working Mother, and online at She is also the author of five nonfiction books, including a Baby Boomer humor book.
     CSoliminiAs a book reviewer and contributing editor for Mystery Scene magazine, Cheryl has profiled Michael Connelly, Linda Fairstein, Faye and Jonathan Kellerman, Cornelia Read, Kate White and Jacqueline Winspear, among others. As a Features Editor for Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine, she interviewed best-selling crime writers such as Janet Evanovich, Elizabeth George, Tony Hillerman, P.D. James, Walter Mosley and Sara Paretsky.
     Cheryl is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
     Though she did grow up in a New Jersey river town three miles long and three blocks wide, she currently lives on eight acres in Pennsylvania, with her husband and other wildlife. Visit her other Web site at


Cyber Miracles coverBlood Alley coverTwo friends and SU grads also have books that just came out:
* Mary Pat Hyland unveiled The Cyber Miracles in January. Who ISN'T looking for a miracle? Well, get your hopes up! That's the message of The Cyber Miracles and its charming heroine, Maeve Kenny, who turns her public crisis into personal redemption (though not without obstacles and embarrassments along the way). Better yet, it's funny!
* In May, crime-fic veteran Tom Coffey unleashed Blood Alley—a wonderfully written, wonderfully noir mystery novel set in wonderfully corrupt 1940s New York City. Check it out at (Notice a resemblance between its cover model and the provocatively photographed author above? No? Me neither.)

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Personal Appearances

Cheryl and Across the River have been featured at bookstores and mystery conferences. Big fun! For future personal appearances, check in at

If you want to see the real me, drop by YouTube for a snippet of my talk at the Mysterious Bookshop.