Off in the distance, a wolf
howled. Obed moved closer to his flock, scanning the hills for any sign of a
pack that might race in and steal his sheep. His family depended upon the sheep
for food and their wool for clothing. No sheep would be lost under his watch.
He shivered inside his cloak. While
the days were getting warmer, the nights still chilled him. He walked over to
the large fire blazing inside the pit. He rubbed his hands together and held
them up to the fire to warm them.
Above him, the sky twinkled
with millions of stars. Obed couldn’t remember a night so clear.
Suddenly, a bright light filled
Obed trembled. “Father, what is
Bio: Cheryl C. Malandrinosis a freelance writer,
children’s author, and editor. A 2005 graduate of Long Ridge Writers Group, Cheryl
began her career focusing on article writing. She specializes in time
management and organization, but has also written about everyday life in the
1800s, gardening, parenting, and women’s health issues. In 2008, she changed
her focus to fiction writing for children. Her first picture book,Little
Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing (GAP).
Cheryl has two other books under contract with GAP.
Cheryl also writes under the
name of C. C. Gevry. The first chapter reader, A Christmas Kindness, was released by 4RV Publishing in 2012, with a digital version
following in 2013.
Ms. Malandrinos has edited
numerous manuscripts in a variety of genres and ghostwrote a Christian chapter
book. Cheryl has been a panelist at the Write AnglesConference
that takes place each fall at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, and
offers writing workshops in her local school district. She is a member of
the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger. Cheryl lives in Western
Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is