C. S. McNerlin is a Twin Cities-based composer, lyricist and playwright. She is a member of the American Composers Forum, New Musical Theatre Exchange (Playwrights’ Center) and Minnesota Association of Songwriters, where she serves on the board. Her musical credits include cowriting the book, music and lyrics for The Forger's Apprentice — The Musical (Park Theatre Company, 2015), scene music for Flushing New York (Minnesota Fringe, 2013) and writing the book, music and lyrics for The Ultimate Santa (Rosetown Playhouse, 2011). She studied music composition at Webster University where she earned her BA in literature and language. She met her husband while on vacation in London in 1998, later moving to Abu Dhabi, Madrid and back to London. She returned to the US in 2006 and enjoys keeping up with her two kids and strolling through bookstores and farmer’s markets.