Hello and thank you for checking me out. My name is Cheri’ Ben-Iesau and I was born in Los Angeles. I grew up in a nomadic family that roamed the length of California, from San Diego to Smith River. I joined the Coast Guard in 1986 and spent the next 25 years in the same nomadic vein. The Coast Guard brought me to Louisiana in the ‘90s, where, after marrying a local boy, I threw out the anchor and made New Orleans my home.
My written works (published and in-the-works) are biographical. My first book, "The Long September", was gleaned from e-mails sent while in New Orleans’ City Hall during Hurricane Katrina. I'm currently working on "Farewell to Egypt", a story about my family and the name Ben-Iesau- I'm proud to say I have completed the title page!
I also work as an artist with regular gallery events in New Orleans. The cover art on my books is inspired by the same things that inspire the books, so all the cover art is my own. Features about my art have appeared in Louisiana Homes & Gardens, Professional Mariner, and the Times Picayune.