Cheryl A. Head
Cheryl Head

“The days of overlooking Cheryl A. Head will soon come to an end. The Charlie Mack series needs to be one of your next deep dives.”

Matt Coleman, Book Riot

"...the pleasure of Cheryl’s book is immersing yourself in the fever-pitch drama she writes with such finesse. For this reader this Book 3 of this series is the finest: though all of the books are excellent, this one shoots like a rocket - it is exhilarating. Highly Recommended."

San Francisco Review of Books on Catch Me When I'm Falling.


Thanks for stopping by. I’m a mysterious writer and I also write crime/mystery books. Most of my writing will have diversity themes. Not hit you over the head with the subject, but an ongoing reflection of the diverse world in which we live. That includes the funny, interesting, unbearable, loving, dangerous, quirky, despicable people who reside on the planet. Some are people of color; some aren’t.

My first book, Long Way Home: A World War II Novel (2014) was a labor of love. It is the little-told story of Negro soldiers serving stateside during World War II. It is both a coming-of-age, and love story. Yes, there is a also a murder. Long Way Home was honored as a Next Generation Indie Book finalist for African-American Literature, and Historical Fiction. (This book is out of print)

I’ve recently been writing a mystery series featuring Detroit private investigator, Charlene Mack. Charlie is courageous, compassionate, and cunning. She also happens to be African-American, and a lesbian. The Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries feature a strong group of secondary characters, and topical, thought-provoking, escape-into-story, plot lines.

Please take a peek at the excerpts (and praise) for my books on the following pages.

Warn Me When It's Time
Find Me When I'm Lost
Judge Me When I'm Wrong
Catch Me When I'm Falling
Wake Me When It's Over
Bury Me When I'm Dead
Long Way Home

*out of print