Cherie has been a professional writer for 15 years, with experience in magazine, newspaper, and business writing. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2007 with a Masters of Professional Writing (MAPW). She is the author of 150 articles in 15 national publications; contributor in two books; author of one chapters. For seven years, Cherie wrote "Kidding Around" as a columnist and freelance stringer for "The Sun Newspapers" syndicate (Wheaton, Naperville & Bolingbrook, IL).

Cherie’s editing experience includes serving as the Editor of "The Sentinel" newspaper, a student-run 25,000 circulation newspaper for the Kennesaw State University. While there, "The Sentinel" won second place in the College Newspaper Publications category for best news reporting in 2003-2004. Cherie is proficient in developing newsletters, corporate and business materials and a weekly email newsletter and has experience in copyediting, content editing, and proofreading.

For business and corporate writing, Cherie has worked as a developer, writer, editor and designer of a wide range of business materials, including brochures, newsletters, and websites.

For a complete Resume and Curriculum Vitae in PDF format, click here.

Education
Masters of Professional Writing (MAPW) from Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (May 11, 2007).
BS in Communication: Media Studies from Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (May 13, 2004).

Awards and Memberships
2004 – Best Research Thesis for the Communication Dept. at Kennesaw State University.

Golden Key Member
Phi Kappa Phi
Lamda Del Eta
Georgia Writers Association: Secretary 2007

Published Blog Posts (2012) (www.jjie.org):

CASA Volunteers Give Children a Voice
The Many Strengths that Come from Failure
Second Chances through Community Service
Parenting Advice Video Sends Wrong Message
Kids Jazzed on Energy Drinks
Incarcerated Parents and Their Foster Kids
Feeding our Future, One School at a Time
Seven Steps to a Compassionate Child
Kids and the Very Dangerous Choking Game
Running Away from Home is Risky Business
Advice to a Parent of a Teen Struggling with Drug Addiction
The Big Dangerous: Boys Playing with Fire
Silence is the Ally of Suicide: Send It Packing
What to Do with a Homeless Teenager
Raising Kids in a Different Kind of World
The Day Big Tobacco Stole my Son
Guilty after Proven Innocent – How the Innocent End Up with Criminal Records
What a Terrible Parent the State Makes – Issues in Foster Care
Let’s Stop the Exploitation of Children – Issues in the Sex Trade
On Boys and High School Dropout Rates
Suspensions, Zero Tolerance and the Woodshed
Keeping My Boys on the Straight and Narrow – On Curfews and Safe Communities
Deadbeat Dads, Their Children, The Cost to Society
The Bank of Mom and Dad – Achieving Financial Independence
Bullying in the Teen Years
On Teen Sex and Condoms

Published Magazine Articles

  • (2007) June/July, YouthWorker Journal, Somewhere in Asia.
  • (2007) January/Feburary, YouthWorker Journal, Life and Death Ministry in the Czech Republic.
  • (2006) May/June, YouthWorker Journal, Bare-Bones Youth Ministry in Toluca, Mexico.
  • (2005) September/October, Group Magazine, The Long Goodbye: Helping Kids Cope with Suicide.
  • (2003) May/June, Group Magazine, Our Dirty Little Secret: Bullying.
  • (2003) July/August, Catholic Parent, Going Once, Going Twice.
  • (2003) June, Disney’s Family Fun, Hosting a Family Chores Auction.
  •  (2003) January/February, YouthWorker Journal, Twisting Arms or Tweaking Lives?  
  •  (2002) November/December, YouthWorker Journal, Recruiting Volunteers.
  •  (2002) September, Magnolia Magazine, Let There be Light.
  • (2002) September, NorthStar Church, Living the Legacy Prayer Guide.
  • (2002) August 11, The Lookout Magazine, The Peril of Unanswered Prayer.
  • (2002) Fall, KSU Talon Magazine, Come and See: Alcohol Awareness Week.
  • (2002) June, History’s Women, Dream Big: The Henrietta Mears Story.
  • (2002) January, History’s Women, A Mysterious Woman, The Life of Dorothy Sayers.
  • (2001) November/December, YouthWorker Journal, Six Sizzing Ideas for your Website.
  • (2000) November, December, Pray! Magazine, Praying People into Ministry.
  •  (2000) Today’s Christian Woman, When Depression Hits Home.
  • (1999) November/December, Today’s Christian Woman, When Depression Hits Home, Nov./Dec. 1999, Today’s Christian Woman
  • (1999) September, Chicago Parent, Parent of the Year.
  • (1999) August, Single Parent Family (Focus on the Family) Breathless in Chicago.
  • (1999) July, Single Parent Family (Focus on the Family), Home is Where the Herd Is.
  • (1999) April, Chicago Parent, Rootless Families.
  • (1998) October, Single Parent Family (Focus on the Family) Breathless in Chicago.
  • (1998) July, Single Parent Family (Focus on the Family) Home is Where the Herd Is.
  • (1997) August, Single Parent Family (Focus on the Family) Getting in Touch with my Inner Martha Stewart.
  • (1997) Single Parent Family, Cleaning Isn’t for Cowards.
  •  (1997) June, Today’s Christian Woman, Fake Mom: My Life as a Foster Mom.
  • (1997) May, Chicago Parent, Parent of the Year.
  • (1996) September, Counselor (Assembly of God), Why Doesn’t This Kid Sit Still?
  • (1996) July/August, Today’s Christian Woman, Fake Mom (reprint).
  • (1996) May, Family Times, Don’t Lick the Worms.
  • (1996) April, Country Magazine, First Robins.
  • (1996) April, Country Magazine, Living Country in the City.
  • (1996) March, Home & Away (AAA Magazine), Lucky Rabbits Feet.
  • (1996) January/February, Valley Kids, The Dangers of Letting a Son Cross the Street.
  • (1995) Winter, AWANA Signal, Attention Disorders in Your Club.
  • (1995) September, Advent Christian Witness, Great Commission Families.
  • (1995) May, Maryland Parent, Fake Mom, (reprint).
  • (1995) April, ParentLife, Telling the Easter Story (reprint).
  • (1995) March, Chicago Parent, Fake Mom.
  • (1994) December, Teaching Guide (Scripture Press), Why Don’t These Kids Sit Still?
  • (1994) Fall, AWANA Signal, Don’t Give Up on Slow Learners.
  • (1994) September, Valley Kids, First Came Children.
  • (1994) August, Chicago Parent, Nightmare on Elm Street – The Attack of the Cover Stealers.
  • (1994) June, Counselor (Scripture Press), A Van Load of Kids.
  • (1994) March, Counselor (Scripture Press), Hello from Uganda.
  • (1993) Fall, AWANA Leadership Training, Secrets of a Successful Share Store.
  • (1993) June, Breakaway (Focus on the Family), Ten Things to Do With a Dad.
  • (1993) Story Mates, What Alligators Teach About God.
  • (1993) June, Brigade Leader, Why Doesn’t This Boy Sit Still?
  • (1993) Teen Power (Scripture Press), The Foster Kid.
  • (1993) Evangelizing Today’s Child, Loving Kids the Way They Are.
  • (1993) Homelife, Being a Friend to your Missionary.
  • (1993) May/June, Family Day Caring, Put it in Print!
  • (1993) March, Living with Preschoolers, Christian Easter Story.
  • (1993) January, Faith ‘N Stuff (Guideposts for Kids), Families that Fit…Foster Care.
  • (1992) November/December, AWANA Signal, Come Early, Stay Late.
  • (1992) November, Family Day Caring, Getting the Best of the Economy.
  • (1992) August, Family Day Care Connections, Cooperative Extension (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign), Solve Five Common Problems Before They Start.
  • (1991) August, Valley Kids, Selecting a Family Day Care Provider.
  • (1991) January, Family Day Care Connections, Cooperative Extension Service (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign). The Balancing Act (reprint).
  • (1991) Family Day Care Connections, Solve Five Common Problems Before They Start.
  • (1990) November/December, Family Day Caring Magazine, Putting Your Policies In Writing.
  • (1989) November/December, The Balancing Act: Family & Day Care — All in One House.

 

Published Newspaper Articles

  • (2003) August 13, KSU Sentinel, Tenacious Student Graduates from Kennesaw State University at age 69.
  • (2003) February, NorthSide News, Ponier Brings Music to the Heart of Acworth.
  •  (2003) February 26, KSU Sentinel, Distinguished Chair Focuses on Changes in Journalism.
  • (2003) February 26, KSU Sentinel, Food Fight! Fast Food Industry or Customer: Who’s to Blame for Obesity?
  • (2003) 99,998, 99,999…Writing Center Celebrates 100,000th Student Visit to Center, February 26, 2003, The KSU Sentinel.
  • (2003) February 26, KSU Sentinel, Reading and Writing in the Digital Era.
  • (2003) February 19, KSU Sentinel, Conference to Highlight Technology
  • (2003) February 12, KSU Sentinel, Career Services Center Matches Students with Employers.
  • (2003) February 12, KSU Sentinel (Movie Review), Hungry for Home.
  • (2003) January 29, KSU Sentinel, Theater Major Makes it Big in Nashville.
  • (2003) January, NorthSide News, This Yankee Has Come Home!
  • (2002) November 13, KSU Sentinel, America Reads Needs You.
  • (2002) November 13, KSU Sentinel, Professor Nominated for Literary Awards.
  • (2002) November 13, KSU Sentinel, The Civil War Returns to KSU.
  • (2002) November 6, KSU Sentinel, Alumni Group Hosts Homecoming Reception.
  • (2002) November 6, KSU Sentinel, KSU Home to Cosmo Hunk.
  • (2002) October 23, KSU Sentinel, Play Almost "Buried" by Power Outage.
  • (2002) October 20,KSU Sentinel, Olympic Skier Says "Winners Get Up Faster.”.
  • (2002) October 20, KSU Sentinel, Pianist Gives Unique Performance at KSU.
  • (2002) October, Magnolia Magazine, Yankee Come Home.
  • (2002) October 16, KSU Sentinel, Alcohol Awareness Week Comes to KSU.
  • (2002) October 16, KSU Sentinel, Carter Surprise Winner of Nobel Prize.
  • (2002) October 9, KSU Sentinel, College Students Demonstrate Dangerous Drinking Habits.
  • (2000) January 14, The Wheaton Sun Newspaper, Christian Music Performer Comes to Wheaton: Geoff Moore.
  • (1998) September, The Wheaton Sun, Uneasy Neighbors.

Fiction Publications

  • (1993) Discoveries, Thief in the Church.
  • (1993) Teen Power, Trapped in a Cave.
  • (1993) July/August, Venture Magazine, The Ump’s Best Call.
  • (1993) July, Junior Trails, Kim’s Colt.
  • (1993) Teen Power (Scripture Press), The Foster Kid.

Book Publications

  • (2007) Kinnick, K.N. Pushing the envelope: The role of the mass media in the mainstreaming of pornography. In Mardia J. Bishop and Ann C. Hall (Eds.) Pop/Porn: The Proliferation of Pornography in American Pop Culture, Greenwood Press (a division of Praeger). Original research by C.K. Miller contributed to this chapter.
  • (2002) Tyndale House, Women at the Well: 33 Devotions for Thirsty Souls, (Book chapter).
  • (1998) August, AWANA International, Awana Leadership Manual.
  •  (1996) Moody Press, Little Minds with Big Hearts (contribution: Kentucky Fried).
  • (1996) July/August, AWANA International, Awana Commander-Director Guide (256 pg. manual).

Co-Authored Articles

  • (2001) September, Magnolia Magazine, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Reflections on September 11, 2001. (co-written with Dr. Ike Reighard, Pastor of NorthStar Church).
  • (1996) October, Wherever Magazine, What’s So Great About the Great Commission? (co-author: Dr. Dann Spader, President, Sonlife Ministries).
  • (1995) September/October, Youth Ministries Magazine, The Real Ministry is Youth Ministry, (co-author: Dr. Dann Spader, President, Sonlife Ministries).
  • (1995) September, The Spectrum (CBA America), A Ministry Philosophy (co-author: Dr. Dann Spader, President, Sonlife Ministries).
  • (1995) July, Life’95, Christian & Missionary Alliance, Peer Evangelism Will Reach This World, (co-author: Dr. Dann Spader, President, Sonlife Ministries).
  • (1995) March, National Religious Broadcaster, The Lost Art of Peer Evangelism, (co-author: Dr. Dann Spader, President, Sonlife Ministries).
  • (1994) November, Advent Christian Witness, What’s so Great About the Great Commission? (co-author: Dr. Dann Spader, President, Sonlife Ministries).
  • (1994) April, National Religious Broadcaster, Music – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. (co-author: Dr. Dann Spader, President, Sonlife Ministries).
  • (1993) December, National Religious Broadcaster, Why Does the Devil Have All the Good TV? (co-author: Dr. Dann Spader, President, Sonlife Ministries).
  • (1993) June, National Religious Broadcaster, They Said It Couldn’t Be Done!, (co-author: Dr. Dann Spader, President, Sonlife Ministries).
  • (1993) December

National Conference Presentations

  • Miller, C. & Kinnick, K.N. (2005, February 12). Toxic speech: A content analysis of top 50 song lyrics. Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication Midwinter Conference, Kennesaw, Georgia.

Websites

Conferences
June 1995 – Write to Publish Conference, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.February 2007 – The 5th Annual Dahlonega Literary Festival, Dahlonega, Georgia

For a complete Resume and Curriculum Vitae in PDF format, click here.