THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR CHERYL KAYE TARDIF

Mystery, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, horror & YA by "Cheryl Kaye Tardif" & romance by "Cherish D'Angelo". Cheryl is represented by Trident Media Group in NY.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Whale Song makes Top Sellers list!

If you check out my publisher's site, Whale Song (2003) has just made the Fiction Top Sellers list.
Whale Song is listed at #7.

If you want to pick up your copy of the original Whale Song, do it NOW!! This first edition will soon be out of stock as I am preparing for a new release of a special revised edition, with a new publisher and stunning new cover. www.kunati.com

For now, you can order Whale Song (the original 2003 version) at www.trafford.com/03-1246

~Cheryl

Monday, May 29, 2006

Write what haunts you!

People always ask me questions on writing. Usually they ask how I got started in writing. And I always tell them I don't remember ever NOT writing. Aspiring authors ask me how did I know WHAT to write. The best advice I could give anyone who feels drawn to write? Write what is in your heart! Write what haunts you...what keeps you up at night. Write what won't let go of you...what you keep coming back to. You know what that is. Write what plays out in your mind like a movie. Any of these...or all of these. THAT is what you need to write. Don't worry about what to do with it afterward...write for yourself first. Eventually you'll know what to do next.

When I wrote Whale Song I wanted people to feel something...anything. I wanted readers to laugh, remember, get angry, feel shocked, cry, ache...but most of all I wanted people to think about it long after they put the book down. I believe that if I want my readers to feel these emotions, then I must experience them myself...when I'm writing the story. Not many people know it, but I cried when I finished the last chapter of Whale Song. That story tugged at my thoughts for over 2 years before I even wrote a word of it. Sometimes it's hard to 'give in' to that tug...but you would be denying yourself not to.

When you're ready to start...give in completely to the 'writing' of IT. IT (whatever that may be) will almost write itself. Enjoy the journey--for every story is a magical trek into the unknown, into realms of fantasy, romance, horror, crime, suspense...(the list goes on.) Write what you feel. Write what you know and research what you don't. Above all, writers write. It's in our blood.

~Cheryl

Monday, May 08, 2006

RV Lot for Sale at Half Moon Lake Resort! SOLD!

This lot was sold! And trust me, you wouldn't want to be living out there anyway. My inlaws had nothing but problems with the place and the management. The "resort" bought back the lot for next to nothing and bounced a cheque--said they had some financial problems. My inlaws finally got their money but it was a nightmare!! I was about to call Edmonton's TroubleShooter.

We used to visit them, but stopped going out there because it was awful. In the time my inlaws lived out there, they experienced poor management and no upkeep of the grounds, overflowing sewage, garbage everywhere and animals getting into it because it wasn't collected regularly, unmowed lots and fields, dirty beach area, broken washers and dryers, broken public washrooms and so much more.

Buy a lot here at your own risk! I wouldn't pay a dime for a lot at Half Moon "Resort"...the last word is such a joke.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Win and AUTOGRAPHED copy of The River by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

IF you have read Whale Song, Divine Intervention or The River, you qualify to enter this contest. To enter, please WRITE A REVIEW of ANY of Cheryl Kaye Tardif's novels and post your reviews to:

Amazon.ca
Post Whale Song review
Post Divine Intervention review
Post The River review

Amazon.com
Post Whale Song review
Post Divine Intervention review
Post The River review

BarnesandNoble.com
Post Whale Song review
Post Divine Intervention review
Post The River review

Chapters.Indigo.ca
Post Whale Song review
Post Divine Intervention review
Post The River review

The more reviews you post to, the more chances you have to WIN!
Once you have posted your review, please email Cheryl at cheryl@cherylktardif.com and include your full name, mailing address and email address.

Contest deadline: August 15th, 2006

TWO winners will receive an autographed, personalized copy of The River, an action-packed suspense thriller that has been compared to Dan Brown's Angels & Demons and Michael Crichton's Timeline.
Winners will be selected from all reviews dated between May 1st and August 14th. The quality or content of the review will NOT be a factor, so this is NOT a writing contest. Honest reviews only. If you send your review to more than one site, let me know and you will receive extra entries into the draw.

Thank you and I look forward to reading your reviews!

~Cheryl Kaye Tardif
http://www.cherylktardif.com/