Cheryl Gardarian grew up in Huntington Beach, California and hasn't traveled far from her roots. You'll recognize many Southern California locales in her stories. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. A few years later she obtained her Real Estate Broker License. She enjoys incorporating the knowledge gained from both of these professions in her novels. You'll also notice, as you read her stories, her love for animals. She lives on a small ranch and many of her critters appear on the pages.