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Cherry, Kittredge 1957-

CHERRY, Kittredge 1957-

PERSONAL: Born October 21, 1957, in Iowa City, IA; daughter of Arthur N. (a sales manager) and Margaret (a teacher; maiden name, Humphries) Cherry; companion of Audrey E. Lockwood (a financial planner). Education: University of Iowa, B.A., 1979; attended International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, 1982-83; Pacific School of Religion, M.Div., 1990.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Westminster/John Knox Press, 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202-1396.

CAREER: Worked as a newspaper reporter in Quincy, IL, 1979-82; freelance writer in Tokyo, Japan, 1982-85, and in California, 1985—. Christian minister, 1987-96.

MEMBER: Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS: Rotary International journalism scholar in Japan, 1982-84.


Womansword: What Japanese Words Say aboutWomen, illustrated by Taro Higuchi, Kodansha International (New York, NY), 1987.

Hide and Speak: How to Free Ourselves from OurSecrets, HarperSanFrancisco (San Francisco, CA), 1991.

(Editor, with Zalmon Sherwood) Equal Rites: Lesbian and Gay Worship, Ceremonies, and Celebrations, Westminster/John Knox Press (Louisville, KY), 1995.

WORK IN PROGRESS: An historical novel based on the life of Jesus.

SIDELIGHTS: Kittredge Cherry told CA: "As a high school student in Clinton, Iowa, I used to go to the library on my lunch hour to read Contemporary Authors and dream of becoming an author myself. Thirty years and three books later, I was invited to be included in Contemporary Authors. It just proves that some dreams really do come true."



Booklist, June 1, 2000, Sarah Barbara Watstein and Melinda Gales, review of Equal Rites: Lesbian and Gay Worship, Ceremonies, and Celebrations, p. 1932.

Women's Review of Books, February, 2003, Kimberly Shearer Palmer, review of Womansword: What Japanese Words Say about Women, p. 14.

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