Cheryl A. Price has written for newspapers and journals. She is a former librarian and newspaper editor. A biography, written by Ms. Price, was published in 2004. It tells the life story of Thomas L. Thomas, from his years in an orphanage to his experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II. It has been purchased throughout the United States and abroad and has been read and reread by troops serving in Iraq. The Golden Aspen is inspired by the beauty of the Aspens of Colorado and is the author's first children's book. She holds three masters' degrees in history, library science and communications.