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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ariana Rochelle Cherry-Shearer  

Pen Name: Ariana R. Cherry

Genre: Poetry

Born: 1981 in Mattoon, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

I was born at Sarah Bush Hospital in Mattoon, Illinois and raised in Arcola, Illinois. I graduated from Arcola High School in 1999 and then graduated from Lake Land Community College in 2002. I am a certified Computer Applications Specialist, published poet and web content writer. Presently, I am employed with CEFS Economic Opportunity and reside in Arthur, Illinois with my husband, daughter, kitty cat, a sugar glider and 6 birds. Most of my poetry takes place in Illinois and also is inspired by my everyday life. My poetry collection, ''Through Her Eyes'', contains photos from areas in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ariana has published 2 collections of poetry and is working on her 3rd collection, ''Poems from Home''. She also has a blog, ''The Rural Freelance Writer'' and a web content producing company, ''Your Web Content''. Ariana has provided content for Demand Media, Yahoo! Associated Content, NeedanArticle.com and EggnChips.com. She has submitted poetry online to Associated Content and has it on her website as well.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

The Real Me-Xtended
ISBN: 1411606973

Lulu.com. 2004

Light your candle, Come on in. Have a seat, and make yourself comfortable. It will only be a few minutes that we shall meet. Be ready to look into the soul and mind of Poet, Ariana R. Cherry. Many of the poems in this collection will make your mind think, while some may just keep the mind lingering on. Let the words and sounds take control as you read long in this poetic journey.

Through Her Eyes
ISBN: 1435723104

Lulu.com. 2008

Through Her Eyes is a personal poetry collection written by Ariana R. Cherry. Her inspirations are a gift delivered from higher powers up above. Her poetry is also inspired by events in her life as well as the emotions in her heart. Read poems such as: Nighttime Blues, Memories in the Car, and Neverland