About the Author Veronica Cherry was born in Queens, New York. At the end of her ten year registered nursing practice, she wrote a research paper, which a major pharmaceutical company published. It motivated her to pursue writing. Since then, a windsurfing magazine published her article on “Woundsurfing: Breaking the Skin.” Her first book was an autobiography, By Hook or by Crook: A Tale of Adventure Surviving Child Abuse, followed by an action packed novel, A Call to Mind. Her latest release is Aboard the Pirate: Roving the West Indies.