Cheryl Wright

Award Winning Australian Author

Cheryl Wright - Award Winning Australian Author

To Be or Not To Be?

cheryl-wright-2In my last post I told you about some of my creative pursuits.

I did fail to mention that as a youngster I trained as a singer. I think my training started around the age of seven or eight, when everyone decided I should be singing on “Brian and the Juniors” which was a television talent show way back when.

I auditioned, and was signed up for their training sessions. It was quite a distance from home, but my mother was determined I’d have that opportunity, no matter what.

After a year or so, both my mother and I got sick of the travelling every week. About an hour each way, plus the session times. So she found someone local, which was much better.

As it turned out, the local teacher was a much better option as she had ‘other contacts’ and got me on the stage pretty quickly.

I started off with radio talent shows, and was invited back at least once a month. When she considered I was old enough (twelve I think), she had me performing with her at the local pub – in the Bistro.

This eventually led to a television performance on “Kevin Dennis New Faces” which was another talent show.

My teacher played piano for a dance studio, and was able to wrangle free dance lessons for me. It was only short-term, because she wanted to expand my performances to include some choreographed dancing as well.

I continued with the singing and dancing until my late teens, when my teacher moved interstate. I continued performing for a while, mostly to elderly citizen and other community groups.

Although I didn’t continue down that path, I did learn to play piano (a little) and guitar (a lot).

Music is still a bit part of my life, but more than anything, this creative journey set me up for the public speaking I would do in later years.

My most recent public speaking event was at Sisters in Crime in Melbourne, along with Helene Young and Bronwyn Parry – who are also romantic suspense authors.

Thanks for visiting, it’s appreciated.

 

 

cheryl

 

More About Me

cheryl-wright-2Today I thought I’d tell you a little more about me.

I have always been a very creative person. When I was about nine, I began to copy other people’s drawings or photographs.  The likeness was so close, and most of the time I surprised myself.

I continued to draw until my teenage years, and even now, I’m not sure what pulled me away from drawing. (My 14 year old grandson is currently going along the same path – copying pictures he sees, getting them very close to the original!)

As a teenager, I began to play guitar. I’ve done that for many years now, but don’t have the time to spend on practising like I used to. More’s the pity.

Most of my spare time these days is spend on making cards.  My most favourite type of card to make is Shabby Chic, which is meant to replicate the beautiful soft style of furnishings from years gone by.

Soft pinks, blues, and neutrals are the main colours used, with lots of lace, ribbon, flowers, and pearls.

Here’s a Shabby Chic card I made just a few days ago.

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This card is a sympathy card, but with a different sentiment, it could be used for just about anything.

I love the softness of this card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget, this weekend, heaps of BooksWeLove books will be reduced on Amazon. Check out this post on my publisher’s blog to find out more.

 

Thanks again for taking the time to visit. I appreciate it.

 

cheryl

A Writer Without Ideas?

Is it possible?  Of course it is, but it’s not ideas for books that I’m talking about.

I find myself constantly wondering what to talk about on my blog, thinking that you would only be interested in hearing about the books I write.

I now realise that’s totally wrong, and that perhaps you’d like to learn a little more about me, the person.

I’ll start by telling you that I am a grandmother of six beautiful grandchildren. Their ages range from eight to fourteen, with a set of twins included.

My passion is writing, and my hobby is cardmaking.

My dear friend Marcelle, who is also an avid cardmaker, taught me a new technique this week.  I love it, and I’ve posted a photo of my card below.

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Isn’t that just the most gorgeous design?

I’ll be making more of these beautiful cards in the near future. I make lots of cards for charities and community groups, and this design will be amongst those sent.

BTW, this weekend, lots of BooksWeLove books will be reduced on Amazon. Check out this post on my publisher’s blog to find out more.

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate it. A lot.

 

cheryl

Now in Print – Running Scared

I am very happy to advise that my romantic suspense novel, Running Scared is now available in print!

Many of you have told me you prefer to hold a book in your hands, and just quietly – between us, I do too.

I love the feel and smell of the fresh, crisp pages of a real book!

The print book is now available for sale, and can be found here:

http://www.amazon.com/Running-Scared-Cheryl-Wright/dp/1495210529/

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Thanks for looking!

 

cheryl

BOOKS WE LOVE BLURBATHON – SHIRLEY MARTIN

Destined to live in darkness, Galan must defeat the evil Moloch to win the love of the mortal woman, Stephanie.
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Reviews
ONE MORE TOMORROW is a wonderful vampire romance. S.A. Martin has done a truly outstanding job of showing the tormented life of a vampire through her character of Galan. I also love the abilities she has bestowed on her vampires, they can enter any door without being invited, they can transport themselves anywhere, to any time period in which they lived and they have amazing strength. The characters are realistically portrayed, the story line is enthralling and the love between the two characters gives us all hope of a soul mate. I highly recommend ONE MORE TOMORROW to all lovers of romance. .C.Gruver
Vampire romance fans will not want to miss the delightful ONE MORE TOMORROW, a fine tale starring two star-crossed lovers and the evil that shadows their every step. Galen is an admirable soul who drinks blood from only criminals while Stevie is a courageous person wondering if she truly loves the vampire. Although Moloch seems too intelligent and malevolent not to recognize the essential goodness of his apprentice (one can soundly counter argue that it goes against his blood to believe a vampire would love instead of hunt a human), readers will want more tales like this strong love story.
Harriet Klausner
Kathy Fischer-Brown will follow on March 15.

BOOKS WE LOVE BLURBATHON JANET LANE-WALTERS

LINES OF FIRE (THE GUILD HOUSE DEFENDERS HALL)
To honor a promise made to his dying father, Alric trains as a Defender. For some reason the Swordmaster wishes him gone and his first two bondings end in failure. A failed third one will see Alric banished. His meeting with the older daughter of the Swordmaster reveals a double heart bond, but she has been promised to Petan, the Swordmaster’s favorite. A duel is fought and though Alric can read Petan’s lines of fire, the other dueler cheats and nearly kills Alric. Petan is banished but he knows secret ways into Defenders Hall. Kalia, his now bondmate’s lines are tarnished. Not only do Alric and Kalia need to find Petan, they must learn how to cleanse her lines.

You can buy the book here:

http://www.amazon.com/Lines-Fire-Guild-House-ebook/dp/B00AZB8R4A

You can find the author here: http://wwweclecticwriter.blogspot.com/

Stay tuned for Shirley Martin tomorow!