Cheryl Cooper was born in Toronto and spent her youth in Thornhill, Ontario. She presently resides in Bracebridge with her husband Randy and their two sons, Evan and Brodie. She holds degrees in English and education from Queen’s University. Cheryl is a former teacher of the hearing-impaired and a volunteer for the Children’s Foundation of Muskoka.
Cheryl’s articles and stories have appeared in numerous Canadian periodicals, and in 2010 she made her book publishing debut with Come Looking for Me, a work of historical fiction set on the high seas during the War of 1812. She completed its first draft in the 2004 Huntsville Festival of the Arts “Muskoka Novel Marathon,” and earned top honours from the panel of judges. After several more years of research, her greatly expanded and refined novel was published by Blue Butterfly Books. In 2014 her second novel, Second Summer of War, was published by Dundurn Press. Both books are part of the Seasons of War series.
When Cheryl is not at her desk writing, she is on the road speaking. In her spare time she enjoys journalizing, drawing landscapes, reading historical fiction, travelling and spending time at her cottage on Browning Island, Lake Muskoka.