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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cheryl Matlock  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Matlock is a native of Chicago. She has also lived in Evanston and is a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cheryl Matlock's writing inspirations started in elementary school and were stimulated by ideas as diverse as horror movies and jazz music. She wrote fiction, poetry and prose through her colleges years. She has also a background as a filmmaker and has produced and directed films.

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Titles At Your Library

Next Time
ISBN: 0976946807

PB Productions. 2006

Kahara Jenkins is an educated, engaging, plugged-in urbanite who lives and pursues happiness under her own moral code. Although confident in her roles as a financial analyst and rising independent filmmaker, she finds herself questioning both her desirability and power to attract a mate. This leads to questionable decisions. While attending the Virginia Beach Black Film Festival, she meets two men from the South. The choice she makes about which man to pursue, leads her down a path to better self awareness. As she climbs up out of the romantic chaos, she emerges to learn that from destruction and collapse can come rebirth and renaissance. Juicy love scenes punctuate this tale of an aspiring filmmaker who learns to focus, zoom, frame and shoot just when it matters most - when there is a chance of capturing something real, something glorious.

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