Cheryl Mattox Berry

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Cheryl Mattox Berry graduated with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her diverse career has included stints as a press secretary for a U.S. congressman; television reporter in Ft Myers and Tampa, Florida; reporter for USA Today; and an editor at the Miami Herald. She has also taught journalism at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Northwestern University, Florida International University and the University of Miami. She is the author of Memphis Blues (LaBelle Publishing Co. LLC). Nadine Mitchell was looking forward to getting her first real job, then starting a business. But when she finds herself pregnant before she even finishes high school, the young man’s mother forces them into wedlock. Carrie Boyd also saw her plans for a better life derailed after a fling leaves her pregnant with twins. At the center of their angst is Cyrus, a man not yet ready to be a father….with his wife…or his girlfriend. Still, Cyrus manages to keep the two lives separate, while coveting the life he really wants.  Set in the powerful backdrop of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, Memphis Blues will test the loyalty and strength of three people whose dreams were deferred. Will the women and the handsome doctor who controls them find their true callings? If so, at what price?