Cheryl Rees-Price was born in Cardiff and moved as a Young child to a small ex-mining village on the edge of the Black Mountains, South Wales, where she still lives with her husband, daughters and two cats. After leaving school she worked as a legal clerk for several years before leaving to raise her two daughters.Cheryl returned to education, studying philosophy, sociology and accountancy whilst
Ellen Cummins grew up in the heart of California chasing adventures in the sun. One of her obsessions has always been movies and books that take on an unexpected twist, leaving her with her heart in her throat. She wears many hats---a mother and wife, retail sales girl and manicurist of over 27 years, and unexpectedly a writer. Suddenly at the age of 40, an idea popped into her head and she began feverishly pecking away at the computer creating characters and worlds that she soon became obsessed with. From that point on she fought for them to have their own day in the sun inside the minds of others. Her love of pretty things, be it a pink sparkly purse or a giant and mysterious Cyclamen bloom, inspires her to write colorful characters and haunting love stories that might make your soul just a little sweeter knowing them.
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June was educated in parochial schools in Queens, New York, where a strong religious ethic was cultivated. She attended St. John's University seeking a BA in English. She switched to Music after winning a partial vocal scholarship to the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
After her marriage to best friend Ron, she moved to Long Island where she split her time between raising three children, and working a potpourri of part time jobs ranging from substitute teaching to banking.
When her youngest son developed a serious life threatening disease, June was forced to deal with challenges to care giving, schooling, sibling rivalry; as well as threats to relationships with extended family, friends and God. Seeking more community support, June and her husband eventually discovered the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), where they went on to devote thirty years, volunteering for 'Jerry's kids.
For June. coping meant writing. She soon began cranking out articles for the MDA newsletter covering subjects of interest to Suffolk County chapter kids and their families . She wrote poems and stories, some of which were published in the Canine Companions for Independence publication and appeared in the National Library of Poetry. She received a second prize award from the Angel Animal Network for a story about her son's service dog. During this period, June also wrote a humorous column for a church newsletter, but was terminated after two years when she wrote a tongue in cheek item about the first woman Pope. Most recently June received an acknowledgement from Reader's Digest resulting from a contest entitled 'My life in 150 words.'
When Jonathan died, June dedicated herself to giving meaning to his life. In his memoir, 'Yo God! Jay's Story' she pours out her heart and soul describing her continued connection with Jay in an effort to fulfill his wish: "to make a difference ". After 16 years the book has been published by Keith Publications as an Amazon ebook.
Today, June facilitates a library adult writers group while putting finishing touches on a new work . When not tethered to the word processor, June enjoys her grandchildren, singing in the choir, reading, walks on the beach, seagulls and Yellow Labs romping in the sand.
This September marks KP's 4 year Anniversary and while we are celebrating we would like you to celebrate with us!
Check out the KP Blog daily for your chance to win great prizes.
Daily Prizes: Each day a new blog will be posted. All you have to do to be eligible for that days prize or prizes is leave a comment. Winners will be randomly selected.
Example of Daily Prizes: Free E-Books, Signed Covers, Amazon Gift Cards, Author and or KP Swag.
A Grand Prize-NOOK- Will be given away at the end of the month. To be eligible for this prize you must leave a comment on each blog post for the month of September.
The comments do not have to be made on the same day as the post, but must be made no later than September 30th.