My guest on today’s show has come a long way since starting work as a cub reporter at the age of 14 making money writing for a local paper. Cheryl Kaye Tardif, has now been described as a “gem in the literary world” and become an international bestselling author.
She is best known for her thriller writing though as we found out during the show she also wrote a “ Lancelot's Lady” a romance suspense under the name “Cherish D'Angelo” . It was however her book “Whale Song” that really launched Cheryl on the literary path, first off self publishing and then after the initial success being picked up by a main stream publisher.
About “Whale Song” (taken from Amazon):
Originally published in Canada in 2003 (but never distributed in the U.S.), this moving story features Sarah Richardson, whose family moves from the Montana countryside to Vancouver Island just as she's about to enter sixth grade. Sarah soon finds that island life suits her perfectly--thanks, especially, to her new best friend, Goldie, whose Native American heritage Sarah finds fascinating, especially the wisdom passed to the girls from Goldie's grandmother, Nana. Sarah is also intrigued to learn that her marine-biologist father shares a passion with her new Indian friends: killer whales, which the natives revere and her father studies. Life isn't all native spirituality, however, as Sarah must confront a family tragedy that will change her life forever.
This book is still much loved and was until recently still Cheryl’s bestselling novel. This success has been followed up with another smash hit “Children of the Fog” a supernatural suspense thriller that has sold well over 50,000 and made Amazon's Top 100 bestsellers list multiple times.
Now Cheryl has another huge international hit on her hands with her latest book “Submerged” a thrill a minute novel that will leave your breathless and wanting more.
About “Submerged” (taken from authors web site):
After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn't the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption—until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car.
Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she can think about her impending divorce from her abusive husband. When a mysterious truck runs her off the road, she is pinned behind the steering wheel, unable to help her two children in the back seat. Her only lifeline is a cell phone with a quickly depleting battery and a stranger's calm voice on the other end telling her everything will be all right.
As Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of 15 Seconds wrote…
"Reads like an approaching storm, full of darkness, dread and electricity. Prepare for your skin to crawl."
Another huge hit from this great author and you never know you might be seeing one of these books on the silver screen in the near future. So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Cheryl Kaye Tardif
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