Cheryl was named 2009 NSW Woman of the Year, and in 2014 received the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to people with disabilities, their families and carers. Her involvement with disability services arose out of caring and advocacy for her son who was severely injured in a vehicle accident. That story was captured in her earlier book, Paper Cranes. Cheryl continues to volunteer her time to improve health care services, which she combines with her passion for writing. Her latest book With Just One Suitcase pays homage to her father and father-in-law. Cheryl will be speaking at Cowra Library on Wednesday 25th January at 3.30pm. Please call the Library on 6340 2180 to book your place.