Gretchen Cherington grew up the daughter of U.S. poet laureate, Richard Eberhart, but chose a long career in business, advising hundreds of CEOs on managing change. She served as adjunct faculty at Harvard, Dartmouth, and Columbia and on twenty boards, including Mascoma Bank. Cherington’s award-winning first memoir, Poetic License, profiled a complex relationship with her father. Her new one, The Butcher, the Embezzler, and the Fall Guy—A Family Memoir of Scandal and Greed in the Meat Industry, profiles her paternal grandfather, along with the founder of what is now Hormel Foods and an embezzler who nearly brought the company to its knees in the early 1900s. Her essays have appeared widely, in Huffington Post, Covey Club, Yankee, Lit Hub, Electric Lit and others. Cherington lived in Meriden, NH for fifty years, but now splits her time between Portland, Maine, and a saltwater cottage on Penobscot Bay.