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Cheri Earl

Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty

4031 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602


Cheri graduated with her master's in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University in 1995 and has taught writing and literature courses for the BYU Honors Program and English Creative Writing Program for over 20 years; she was awarded BYU Honors Professor of the Year in 2005 (which she brags about whenever she can). Cheri is the voice of George in the middle-grade novel series, Just In Time which she writes with Carol Lynch Williams. She also published a non-fiction children’s book for American Girl co-authored with Rick Walton in 2009, but in real life she writes young adult and adult novels. She won the Utah Original Writing Competition in 1994 for the YA novel, Flat Like Me, and took Honorable Mention in 1997 for the YA novel, The Swan. Her newest novel, Mr. Dietsche, is in revision for Agent Steve. Secret Agent Steve. Follow Cheri on her first public blog at where she is busy drafting her first adult mystery novel . . . out loud.

Research Interests

Fiction theory, the LDS novel, 19th century Mormon polygamy.

Teaching Interests

Creative writing (fiction, novel), American literature, LDS literature


  • Master's of English, Creative Writing , Brigham Young University (1995)

Honors and Awards

  • Honors Professor of the Year, BYU Honors Program (2005 - 2006)

Courses Taught