Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cherie Colyer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: in Suburbs of Chicago

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Illinois Connection

Cherie was born and raised in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cherie's imagination extends far beyond her Illinois roots through her love of books and reading. The discipline of her career as a Network Technician provides an opposing mindset for her fictional stories. Cherie combines her fascination of all things mythical with her passion for writing to weave together middle grade and young adult stories.


2012 SCBWI Crystal Kite finalist, Embrace

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Cherie is available to visit your school, library, or book club. Her presentation is geared toward middle school and high school students and can be tailored to meet the needs of your students. Please visit her website for more information.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Embrace /
ISBN: 1936305968. OCLC Number: 893091744

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Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It's responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve. Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he's a guy harboring a secret, but she's willing to risk the unknown to be with him. Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren't there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can't find the answers, Madison seeks her own. Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover. Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.