Daleen Berry

Daleen Berry is the author of Sister of Silence, a memoir about healing from sexual and other forms of abuse that took first place at the West Virginia Writers’ Conference in the “Appalachian Theme” category.

Berry has written more than 3,000 articles for newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. Most recently, Berry became the first recipient of the “Pearl Buck Writing for Social Change Award,” given jointly by West Virginia Writers and the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation. In 2007 she received two second-place awards for her weekly columns from the Maryland, Delaware, DC Press Association. Berry also served as editor of The Columns, Fairmont State University’s student-run newspaper during the Fall 2004 semester. While in that capacity, Berry led her staff to a record number of awards in the Society of Collegiate Journalists’ annual competition. 

Berry's work has appeared online and in print for WVPB, The Associated Press, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Cumberland Times-News, The Charleston Gazette, The Clarksburg Exponent, The Tracy Press, The Dominion Post, The Record Delta, The Kingsville Record, and The Preston County Journal.