About the Author,

Cheryl Batavia

Hello there!  I’m Cheryl Batavia, and I’d like to share a little bit about my life.  A Methodist minister’s daughter, I grew up in small towns in Pennsylvania and Virginia during the fifties and sixties with my younger brother and sister.  I have always dreamed of publishing a book of poems.

My life has been rich in experiences.  I grew up exploring the Pennsylvania farm country, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Washington, D.C., Miami Beach, and the Gulf Coast of Florida are some of the places I have called home.   I worked at many jobs before completing a teaching degree at age forty.  A school teacher for twenty years,  I retired in 2011.  I am the mother of three children, two of them adopted from Russia.

Now that I am retired, I am enjoying doing things I always wanted to do, but never found time for in my busy life.  It gives me great pleasure to share my experiences and perspectives in the poems I write.  I hope you enjoy reading my poems as much as I have enjoyed writing them for you.  I would love to hear from you and read your comments about my books.  You can contact me on my blog or use the contact form on this website.  See also cherylbatavia.com.

Photo by Joe Batavia.