I'm a writer and editor living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My books include a chapbook of poems, Fun & Games, published by Finishing Line Press, two series of nonfiction books for young readers written for Full Tilt Press, and a literary mystery, The Girl in Duluth, published under the name Sigrid Brown in 2022. The Girl in Duluth was recently selected by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association as a finalist for the Midwest Book Award. My novel Annika Rose won the 2021 Women's Prose Prize from Red Hen Press and will be published by Red Hen in the spring of 2024. My work has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly, Portland Book Review, School Library Journal, and Booklist.

I offer feedback, editing, and proofreading through the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. 

Cover photo by Sari Fordham. Head shot by Eric Struve.

Cheri Johnson is a fiscal year 2012 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.