Cherry Odelberg has been writing frequently for Examiner online since 2010. As the neighborhood faces and places examiner for Grand Junction, she gets to write about interesting locals and her favorite places.
Three of Cherry Odelberg’s thumbnails on behalf of Colorado National Monument Association appear in issues of Sojourns, a journal published by Peaks Plateaus and Canyons Association.
Marvels and Mysteries (Summer / Fall 2014) featuring a photograph of Independence Monument at Colorado National Monument
Seeing Connections (Winter / Spring 2016, 2017) focusing on the many connections of Colorado National Monument with the people of the surrounding communities.
Ever since the first copies of The Pancake Cat rolled out of the photocopier and were presented to family members as gifts, young readers and listeners have been begging for pictures and illustrations. In 2012, Cherry’s daughter, Andrea Shellabarger, put illustrator’s pen to paper and began to sketch. Her artistic contribution is particularly fitting because she plays a key roll in the story.