Cheryl Murfin received her BA in journalism from the University of Washington and spent several years as a newspaper reporter in the Seattle area before working as a magazine editor, contributor and photographer. She's published work in Seattle's Child Magazine, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, A New Arrival, Washington CEO Magazine, Washington's Child, Washington Business Monthly, Alaskan Airlines Magazine, Seattle Woman Magazine and others. She was co-author of the travel book The Lobster Press Guide to Exploring Seattle and a contributor to the Fodor's Travel guide The Old West.
Cheryl served as communications director for the statewide nonprofit child welfare organization Children's Home Society of Washington and as executive director of the nonprofit vocational Seattle Midwifery School (now at Bastyr University). Today she teaches childbirth education, supports families in the transition from pregnancy to parenthood, and offers newborn and family photography services through Nesting Instincts Perinatal Care. In her free time, Cheryl paints, reads, travels and points her camera at places and things rather than at people.