Cherie S A Jones was born in 1974. She received a LL.B degree from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, in 1995, a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School, St Augustine, Trinidad in 1997 and was admitted to the Bar in Barbados in October 1997. While studying at the University of the West Indies she was an active member of the Creative Writer’s Society. In 1992 she was awarded the first runner-up prize in the local leg of the First Ladies of the Americas Creative Writing Competition. Her story Bride was the winner of the first prize in the 1999 Commonwealth Short Story Competition and a prize of £2,000.