Cheryldee Huddleston received her M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, under the tutelage of Julie Jensen and the late Davey Marlin-Jones. In 2002, her play Who Loves You, Jimmie Orrio? won the prestigious PEN USA West Coast Literary Award for Drama. Her play Prodigals has been produced at L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre and off-Broadway's Vital Theatre. Children of an Idol Moon, her play about Emily Bront‘, was produced at the University of Georgia. The Utah Shakespeare Festival, Brava! Women in the Arts, Z Space Studio, Women's Will, Mill Mountain Theatre and Essential Theatre have staged her work, including Win/Win Situation, American Champagne and her full-length April 10, 1535, which also had a reading in Athens, Ga., featuring actor Nicolas Coster. Huddleston was a guest at Hawthornden International Writers' Retreat in Scotland as well as a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, WordBridge Playwrights Center and Z Space Studio. She now calls Athens, Ga., her home. Huddleston is represented by the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency in New York City and is a member of The Dramatists Guild.