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

Friday, February 23, 2007

Divine News Giveaway

To celebrate the April release of Whale Song, I'll be giving away a prize package worth over $100.00.

The prize package contains a signed copy of each of my novels, plus some mystery gifts that I know you will enjoy and use daily. :)

To enter, simply subscribe to my Divine News newsletter.

All subscribers' names will be put into the draw and the winner will be contacted by email.
This contest is open to residents of Canada, the US and UK.
The draw will take place on April 16th, 2007.

~Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of Whale Song, The River and Divine Intervention

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Alexia Melnychuk on Tour in BC

Many of you know that singer-songwriter Alexia Melnychuk will be performing once again at my upcoming book launch. She'll be the headliner entertainer at the Whale Song Book Launch on April 7th, 2007 at Chapters South Point, Edmonton, AB.

Alexia has been a dear friend for years and I admire her work and her voice. I'd like to invite you all to check her out, listen to one of her tracks (Flying Machine is my favorite!) and visit her if you're in BC. She will performing with her good friend and fellow singer Lara Yule Singh.

Two Alberta Singer Songwriters have found a way to beat the last few weeks of the winter blues. They will kick off a month long tour of British Columbia on Friday, February 23rd, 2007. Lara Yule Singh & Alexia Melnychuk will be promoting their songs to new listeners between Lethbridge AB and Victoria BC. Taking turns on the stage with an assortment of instruments, guitars, banjo, shakers, melodica, and xylophone to name a few, these songbirds will delight you with their fresh folk-pop, folk-country sounds, beautiful voices, and very entertaining banter.
Friday Feb 23
Mocha Cabana Cafe
5:30 - 8:30 PM
317 - 4th St S
No Cover

Sat Feb 24
Kootenay Roasting Company
7:00 - 9:00 PM
903 Baker Street
No Cover

Sun Feb 25
The Blue Dog
1pm - 3pm
1213-7th Ave

Mon Feb 26
The Cedar Creek Cafe
On Highway 6, downtown Winlaw

Tues Feb 27
The Truffle Pigs Cafe
7:00 pm
Pass The Hat

Wed Feb 28
The Snoring Sasquatch
Doors Open @ 7:00 PM
221 11th Ave N
Tickets @ the Door - $6.00

Thurs March 1st
The Hidden Garden Gallery
Downtown New Denver
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$5.00 Cover Charge

Friday March 2nd
The Minstrel Cafe & Bar
8:00 - 10:30 PM
4638 Lakeshore Road
No Cover

Sat March 3rd
The Blue Moose Cafe
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
322 Wallace Street

Mon March 5th
The Bean Scene Coffee House
2923-30th Avenue
Show starts at 7:00 pm

Wed March 7th
Bozzini’s Restaurant
4-45739 Hocking Ave
Doors open @ 6pm, Show @ 8pm
4-45739 Hocking Ave
$5.00 Cover
Call to reserve a table - 604-792-0744

Thurs March 8th
The Main ~ 10:00 pm
4210 Main St
No Cover

Friday March 9th
(~ 8:30 am-ish)
Interview on CHLY’s SONGWRITER'S CIRCLE with Host Brian Hazelbower
CHLY 101.7 FM
Friday Morning from 7:00 - 9:00 am
Listen in on the web here's how:

Friday March 9th
Union Street Grill & Grotto
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
477-5th St
No Cover

Sat March 10th
St. Andrews Church
2475 Koksilah Road
Open Stage at 7:30pm ~ Show at 8:45 PM

Sun March 11th
Tina’s Diner
187 Commercial St
Doors @ 3pm
Tickets $8.00

Thurs March 15th
The RainCoast Cafe
120 4th Street
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tickets, $7.00 at the Door

Friday March 16th
James Bay Coffee & Books
8:00 - 10:00 PM
143 Menzies Street
No Cover

Sat March 17th
Bean Around The World
8:00 - 10:00 PM 3598 Main St.
No Cover

And don't forget to check out my fellow Kunati author Ric Wasley's fast paced new novel, Shadow of Innocence.The Newport Folk Festival provides a groovy backdrop for this fun and exciting mystery set in the music and drug soaked sixties. The Baby Boomers and everyone else are sure to enjoy this appealing mystery featuring a pair of musician partners in love and danger.

Don't miss Shadow of Innocence from Kunati Publishing.
Available now for pre-order at

Cheryl Kaye Tardif, the New Canadian Author Liaison for Infinity Publishing

Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of Whale Song (April 2007), The River and Divine Intervention, has been made the Canadian Author Liaison for Infinity Publishing, based in Pennsylvania, USA. Cheryl's role will be to increase awareness of self-publishing options and to promote Infinity Publishing, creating a stronger Canadian identity. She is already preparing to speak about Infinity in April 2007 at Authors' Row at the Edmonton Woman's Show and at the Get Publishing Conference, also in Edmonton.

In September 2007, at Infinity's Valley Forge Conference, Cheryl will also be presenting, alongside some soon-to-be-announced big names. Rumor has it, one of her idols may be there. More on that later! ;)

"I am very proud to be affiliated with Infinity Publishing," Cheryl states. "I've been checking them out the past few years and have been very impressed by their growth and their goals. They are a company I can promote, knowing that they offer a superior service at an affordable price."

When asked about self-publishing versus traditional, Cheryl has this to say: "Although I am traditionally published by Kunati Books (which has been very supportive of my new endeavor) and I hope to capture the interest of some of the bigger traditional publishers, I believe that there is also a need for author-originated publishing companies like Infinity, and that it can be looked at as a stepping stone toward the higher goal of being 'picked up' by a publisher like Berkley, Random House, Bantam, HarperCollins, Penguin Canada etc. At Infinity, we want our authors to succeed in all their goals."

Cheryl Kaye Tardif is a member of Sisters in Crime, Crime Writers of Canada, Writers Guild of Alberta and Women in Film and Television Alberta. For more information, please visit her websites: and

Authors in Canada or the US wishing to speak to Cheryl about publishing with Infinity, please email her at She will be holding an Infinity Meet & Greet sometime in March at the Cappuccino Affair on 50th Street in Edmonton, AB.

Be sure to check out Infinity publishing at

Infinity Publishing
1094 New Dehaven St., Ste. 100
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
1(877) 289-2665 x 24

Monday, February 12, 2007

Cheryl Kaye Tardif "has the write stuff"

Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of the highly anticipated new release Whale Song, was recently interviewed by Edmonton Sun journalist Chad Huculak. The interview was a full page feature in the 'Jobboom' section (page 61) on Sunday, February 18th, 2007.

In the interview titled "She has the write stuff", Cheryl talks about her long road to success, the choice to self-publish earlier in her career and the resulting contract with Kunati Books, an edgy traditional publisher. She also shares how she is inspired, what her week is like, where she likes to go to write, and the process of submitting manuscripts.

And she mentions the upcoming launch party for Whale Song, on April 7th, 2007, held at South Point Chapters in Edmonton, AB.

Check out the Sunday, Feb. 18th, 2007 Edmonton Sun to learn more.
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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Show your love on Valentine's Day by ordering Whale Song!

Show your love on Valentine's Day by ordering Whale Song, a haunting novel about love and forgiveness.

I am sending out a special request to all my fans to PRE-ORDER WHALE SONG ON FEBRUARY 14th as a show of love to those less fortunate.

Since a portion of my royalties will be going to help three Edmonton organizations (Hope Mission, the Bissell Centre and the Mustard Seed Church), you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your money is well spent.

Not only will you receive the copy of my new novel Whale Song, you will also be helping people with addictions and troubled lives, many of whom live on the street.

So mark February 14th down on your calendar.

Then order online at, where Whale Song is currently on $ALE!

Remember, pre-orders will arrive sometime in April. You can also order from, and at your favorite bookstore.

Thank you for your support.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Watch A Total Write-Off!

Well, the day has finally come. A Total Write-Off!, that exciting reality show that I was honored to participate in, will be airing shortly and I have promised to get the word out!

So here it is...the official announcement:

Watch writers battle using their creative power in the Edmonton made Comedy Reality Series

Airs Wednesdays at 9:00pm MT on ACCESS starting February 14

(Edmonton, February 6, 2007) - A Total Write-Off! is the fast-paced and fun television series where two teams of writers match wits in a writing showdown as they compete to create short stories based on spontaneous audience suggestions.

With comedian Barbara North as host and ringmaster, it's a hip Whose Line Is It Anyway meets Just for Laughs for both wordsmiths and fans of the written word.

A Total Write-Off!'s guest authors run the gamut from novelists to screenwriters to journalists- even some not-so-famous writers who collaborate with our pros. Anyone who writes, whether it be novels, grocery store flyers, technical journals or even obits was eligible to enter the fray. The object is to gain what all writers desperately crave - the thumbs up from an adoring public.

Each week for 13 weeks four authors are paired up in front of a live audience to do battle, armed with their creative powers and a laptop. Out of the 52 guest authors on the show 32 are from Alberta and 21 hail from Edmonton. Local authors participating include David Belke, John Acorn, Timothy J. Anderson and Alice Major. (and Cheryl Kaye Tardif :)

Here's how it works - with Barbara interacting with the audience and the writers in their "pit," these impromptu literary masterpieces unfold, based on plot parameters tossed out with wild abandon by audience members. Barbara also interviews the writers to find out where they get their inspiration, how they face the blank page and to hear about their current projects. It's a car wreck of creativity, featuring a ticking clock, cliché alarms and instant reviews of the works-in-progress by literary critic Alan Kellogg.

After "pencils down," the completed short stories are read aloud by the writers - while simultaneously acted out by the comical A Total Write-Off! Mime/Dancers, Kevin Gillese and Matt Alden. And it just wouldn't be a complete write-off without the audience choosing their favourite story to close the show.

A Total Write-Off! is created and hosted by Barbara North, who has appeared on Just for Laughs, CBC, W Network, Canadian Learning Television, and more. She also created and starred in the CBC TV comedy special Army Brats.

A Total Write-Off! premieres in Alberta beginning next Wednesday, February 14, on ACCESS, with its national launch starting on March 14 on Canadian Learning Television (CLT) and on March 16 on BookTelevision.

A Total Write-Off! is a Panacea Entertainment production, produced by Lisa Miller and executive produced by Josh Miller. The series was produced in association with Canadian Learning Television, produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry, produced with the assistance of the Government of Alberta Film Development Program, the Government of Canada Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program and produced with the participation of Rogers Telefund. Additional interim financing was provided by the CHUM Television Prairie Bridge Fund.

(reproduced with permission from Panacea Entertainment)