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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.


WRITINGS:

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."


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

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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