Auntie M first met Cheri Crystal through a mutual writing friend and did some editing for her. Things have changed dramatically for Cheri, who now lives in Devon, England, right in the heart of Agatha Christie country~



Born and raised in New York, I never imagined I’d leave America to live in England.

But the game plan changed when I fell madly in love with a British woman. Unable to live without her, I married her in New York when same-sex marriage became legal; left my conventional life and native land and moved across the pond.

I’ve been settled in Devon for four years now and still have to pinch myself to believe I’m really here.

The Devon Moors devonmoors-ashburton-dartmoor-foot

While I miss America and visit as often as I can, the southwest of England is a lovely part of the world and it’s a pleasure to live here. I’m fortunate to have ample opportunity to travel and explore, and I love that I get to work in a foreign country. It’s been quite the adventure.

After writing short lesbian fiction for many years, including a 2010 GCLS winner for lesbian erotica, Attractions of the Heart, I’m proud to announce that Across the Pond, my first novel published by Ylva, is finally here.

While the story may be loosely based on my experiences, I promise the characters and plot are purely fictitious. I’ve even taken some liberties with the setting.

Fingle Bridge, Devon fingle-bridge-inn

It’s not easy leaving family, country, and everything you’ve ever known, but had I not ventured and questioned the status quo, had I not allowed myself the freedom to be me, then I’d have missed out on what was clearly meant to be.

Let the adventure continue . . . Thanks for reading!


You can buy Cheri’s book Across the Pond here…