Cheryl Denise grew up in Elmira, Ontario. Now she lives in Philippi, West Virginia. She and her husband Mike Miller built their timber-frame home in the intentional community of Shepherds Field. They have a small flock of Jacob sheep. Cheryl works as a nurse doing cancer screenings for low income women. She has had a few poems published in Wild Sweet Notes: Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry 1950-1999.