Cherie Matthews is an Assistant Editor at Boyds Mills Press assisting editors with a wide range of projects that include picture books, chapter books, YA novels, and poetry books. She is also the editor of paperback editions. Cherie acts as a liaison for authors and illustrators who need assistance outside the editorial realm but within the company. In addition, she gives Highlights Foundation attendees a verbal tour of the book imprints: Boyds Mills Press, Calkins Creek, and WordSong. Before joining Highlights full-time, Cherie answered children’s letters to the editor. And for nearly eight years she co-facilitated the Wayne County Arts Alliance writers group. Over the years Cherie has worked for an ad agency in Chicago, the DuPont Company in Wilmington, DE, and assisted in the school library in Ringwood, NJ.