Daleen Berry (1963- ) was born in San Jose, California, but her parents kidnapped her and forced her to grow up instead in rural Preston County and in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Since 1988 she has been an award-winning print journalist, columnist and editor who recently crossed over to write for online publications such as The Daily Beast, xoJane and Huffington Post. Sister of Silence, a memoir, is her first book. Berry is working on her second and third books, simultaneously. You can follow her blog here: daleenberry.com.