Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Allow me to Introduce Myself...

On our way to YumaCon 2015
Noah is not happy about that. 
My name is Cheryl. I am a mommy of 3 with an overactive imagination and lots of stories to tell. I have an overwhelming love/obsession with books but deeply despise e-books. I love the feeling of holding a book in my hands and turning the pages. I am an anime watching, Harry Potter loving, geeky girl who is a sucker for a good love story.

After Nursing didn’t work out (You can read about it- Do Things Happen for a Reason?), I decided to reevaluate my life and do what I have always wanted to do, WRITE. Growing up, books were my best friends. It was my way of escaping into other worlds and being other people, just for a little while. I have been seriously writing for about 2 years. I have written a collection of short stories but have mostly concentrated on my YA novel which is a story very close to my heart. I am hoping to finish it within the next couple months and then try to figure out what comes next (Editor, Traditional vs. Indie Publishing). 

I love
Best day of my life 3-4-06
My beautiful kiddos Rylie, Noah, and Emma
My incredibly Sexy and Talented husband, Tanner
My kitty Gryffindor
Emma Watson
1st Edition Books
Death Parade (my favorite Anime)
Seth Rogan
The feeling you get when you write something AMAZING
Random Acts of Kindness
The Smell of Books
Sylvia Plath
Binge watching Netflix
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Halloween 2015
 Favorite Writers: Sylvia Plath, William  Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, J.K. Rowling,    Emily Bronte, Jane Austen 

 Favorite Book: Every time I finish a good  book, it becomes my favorite until I read the  next one. Just finished Everything, Everything  by Nicola Yoon and it was AMAZING. All  the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven was also  really great and both highly recommended. (You can read my Book Reviews - End of the Year Book Review)

 Favorite Literary Heroine: Hermione Granger  (fictional), Mary Wollstonecraft (Non-  fictional)

Fictional Doppelganger: I was told I look like Margaery Tyrell. I am not a Game of Thrones Fan so I wasn’t sure if it was a compliment or an insult at the time, so I just nodded and smiled.

Fictional boyfriend: Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls

Fictional Best Friend: Piper Halliwell from Charmed

Things I Keep at my Desk: A Lava Lamp, Lots of Purple legal note pads, different colored pens because I get tired of looking at the same colored ink (I don’t know if that is weird), a bonsai tree, and picture of my family. My most recent addition is a REY Funko Pop. 

Secret Talents: I am some kind of dream sorceress! I don’t think it is a talent per se but I am blessed with having amazing, elaborate dreams that I can actually recall in the morning. This is the hugest blessing as a writer and many of my short stories are based on dreams. My novel Questioning the Universe is based on a series of dreams I had when an angel from my past visited me when I needed it the most. As a child I had lucid dreams, so when the monsters and bad guys chased me, I wouldn’t run but instead say, “Just kill me, it’s just a dream.”

If I wasn't a writer, I would be: A Private Investigator. I am nosy and good at it!

Comment below and introduce yourself! 


  1. I had to highlight it in order to read it. Otherwise, you are doing good. It must be hard with little ones to try to write at the same time.

    Maybe it would help if you made the book background just a banner across the top or the top and bottom? Keep it up, whatever you do. I think my main problem with keeping a blog is that I lose interest because there is always something else to do in life.

  2. I tried to preview that but it only lets me see half of it, the left side. There was nothing to go back with either. Did you use a program to set this up or do it yourself?

    Down here, I can see the whole of what I am typing. Perhaps the problem before was something else. Now I see all the words in the right places. Great job. It looks so much better this was.

    1. Thank you for your feedback Mrs Spider. I hope it is easier to read now. I am a new blogger and still trying to figure out how everything works. I appreciate the time you took to comment and help me better my site. I hope you enjoyed it and continue to keep stopping by.

  3. Great first blog! I'm just starting a four part series on the power of dreams (day dreaming, lucid dreaming, Universe Dreams, and meditation). Would you be interested in bein a guest blogger?

  4. Welcome to blogging! I've only been doing it for about 8 months, but it's so much fun (if hard work).

    I'm also a lucid dreamer!!! But it wasn't as great for me when I had nightmares, as I would know I was dreaming and had just enough control to keep flying away from whatever was chasing me (always the same), but I could never get myself to wake up. Those times when I did wake up, I would still have remnant sleep paralysis, and I wasn't always aware that I was awake, so I would think the thing was in my room but couldn't move or scream or anything.

    BUT the awesome dreams that I remember outweigh the bad! I just wish I could get myself to actually write down the stories I dream up... I'm more of a beta reader/proofreader anyway. I'm in awe of people who can write, while my talent is simply to help tidy!

    Oh, and I love the name of your cat!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Dani. I just started a couple of weeks ago and definitely hard work. I just followed you on Google + and am going to check out your blog.

      As a child I thought it was normal to surrender to the bad guys in nightmares and as I got older I took more advantage of my lucid dreams. I am working with Jane Harris ( on a dream blog piece. You should check it out when we post.

      I have been working on my first YA novel for quite some time now. I am trying to hit word count but I feel like my story is told. I wanted to break it up into 2 books and found a natural end to the first one at about 46k. I was told I needed a developmental edit. Would you be willing to do that? If so, please email me with your rates.

      I hope you enjoyed it and continue to stop by. Thanks for the support.

  5. Hi Cheryl & good luck with everything. I read mainly thrillers and contemporary drama but I do often enjoy a good YA adventure.

    1. Thanks Diana. I hope you enjoyed and continue to stop by. Happy New Year.

  6. Well, that nursing trip sounded hell. I had to check the date. Are you sure you didn't fall down a wormhole on your way to work and visit the 19th century by mistake? Glad you survived.

    Hi, I'm Malek (an AKA). I live in the UK. I do a dull job but writing and reading are my solace and passions (I have a blog too:, as well as my little guy, The Dude. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Happy New Year to you and your family. MM

    1. Hi Malek! It was but it was probably the best thing that happened to me. I have the weakest stomach and doubt I would survived in the nursing world.

      I hope you enjoyed and continue to stop. I post new material every Wednesday. I am pretty excited for what I have planned in the next month. I have interviewed 2 pretty amazing authors for my Author Spotlight and am excited to introduce them to everyone.

      I will definitely check out your blog. If you would be interested in guest blogging I would love for your to write a piece. Email me at Happy New Year to you and yours. May your 2016 be filled with love, laughter and inspiration.

  7. A very well written introductory article. The posted pics of your family are amazing. Absolutely full of life :)

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your support. =)

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your support.

  9. Hi,

    I don't see any contact email id. Do you have one?


    1. Yes. You can contact me at