Welcome to CheriRegister.Com

Let me show you around: The site opens with my blog entries, which I post when the impulse strikes. Just above, running along under the picture, are the pages on my site. You can click on the page names or scroll down for specific sub-pages. The Books page will show you where to buy those still available. Please feel free to contact me at: CheriR (at) CheriRegister (dot) Com.

Cheri’s Books

Public Appearances

I am available to do readings from any of my books or other publications, and to speak at public events about the subjects of my books or about writing itself.  I often speak to college classes in history, American Studies, English and other fields that use Packinghouse Daughter as a text. I hope the same may happen with The Big Marsh. Contact me at CheriR (at) cheriregister (dot) com

Upcoming Events

Traveling book talk with other Minnesota Book Award winners, Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m., Minnesota State Community and Technical College Legacy Hall, 1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN.

Conversation, Story Circle, We Are Water MN Host Site Retreat, Monday, October 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave. East, St. Paul, MN.


Recorded Past Events

TV interview about The Big Marsh, “Prairie Pulse,” Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fargo, ND. Archived online

Interview about The Big Marsh with Doug Hamilton on “Main Street,” Prairie Public Radio, Fargo, ND, September 7, 2016. Archived online.

Interview about The Big Marsh with Charity Nebbe and wetlands specialist Judith Joyce on “Talk of Iowa,” Iowa Public Radio, June 9, 2016. Archived online.

Interview with Jim Oliver on “Spectrum West,” Wisconsin Public Radio, May 26, 2016. Archived online.

Interview about The Big Marsh on “MN Reads,” Northland Morning, KUMD radio, Duluth, MN, April 21, 2016. Archived online.

The producers of “Twin Cities Live” on KSTP-TV brought their resident psychic, Jodi Livon, to explore the Open Book Building, where the Loft Literary Center is housed. I met with her and was interviewed in two classrooms where I have had ghostly encounters. The show was broadcast on June 11, 2013 and is now archived online. Unfortunately, it was edited down to the core so you don’t hear the most persuasive stories.

“Threads of Memory,” a conversation with Diane Wilson, author of Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, about our experience writing memoir. First aired on April 24, 2011, as part of the Twin Cities Public Television series “Prized Writers.”  Watch the video in the tpt archives, or stay up all night with insomnia and you’re bound to see it sometime.

“Looking Back at International Adoption from 30 Years’ Distance.” Offered as a webinar on April 26, 2011.  Available on CD from Adoptees Have Answers.


Serial Publications

“Teaching—and Learning—in Prison,” A View from the Loft, Summer 2010. Read online

“When Women Went Public: Feminist Reforms in the 1970s,”Minnesota History, Summer 2008, pp. 62-75. Order

“Five American Memoirs”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 11, 2009. Read here