A native of Toronto raised in Miami and now living in southern New Jersey, Cheril N. Clarke is the author of four novels, Foundations: A Novel of New Beginnings (2001), Different Trees from the Same Root (2003), Intimate Chaos (2005), and Tainted Destiny (2006) and one play, Intimate Chaos. She has been featured in Curve Magazine, the nation's best selling lesbian magazine, The Princeton Packet, Philadelphia Gay News (PGN), About.com, Out IN Jersey, EURweb, Burlington County Times, Phillyburbs.com, 247gay.com, Femmenoinre.net, Clik Magazine as well as Crain's New York Business newspaper, among others. Her opinion columns have been featured by the National Black Justice Coalition. Clarke has also published poems, short stories and reviews of hip-hop spoken word theater in various literary magazines. Her editorial work has appeared in About Magazine, Sistah2Sistah (ULOAH) online magazine, GayWired.com and on 247gay.com. Clarke was a keynote speaker at an African Asian Latina Lesbians United conference and has performed at events organized by African American Lesbians United for Societal Change. She is currently working on her fifth novel, a political drama.