Cheryl McKay is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but spent a lot of her young life in North Carolina. For the past fifteen years she’s lived in Los Angeles working as a screenwriter, novelist, and a writing teacher and mentor. However, she and her husband recently moved from Big Hollywood, CA to Atlanta, Georgia, also known as Little Hollywood.
Cheryl began writing stories and plays at five years old based on pictures on her lunchboxes. She’s been writing since. Her most notable film to date is The Ultimate Gift (starring James Garner, Abigail Breslin). She co-wrote Extraordinary, The David Horton Story, to be produced in 2016. Cheryl’s favorite genres are faith-based films, family dramas and romantic comedies. One of Cheryl’s favorite writing alliances is with Rene Gutteridge. The two partner on novelizations of Cheryl’s screenplays. (Never the Bride for Random House, Greetings from the Flipside for B&H, Love’s a Stage and O Little Town of Bethany for Redbud Press / Serenade Books.) Cheryl is an avid scrapbooker, day-tripper, and a chocolate addict.
She teaches for Regent University's Master's Screenwriting Program, and has also taught at Azusa Pacific University, Act One: Writing for Hollywood, and has been a guest speaker at many screenwriting and film conferences.