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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cheryl Renee Wyatt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Romance

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1969 in San Diego, California


-- Website -- http://www.cherylwyatt.com
-- Cheryl Renee Wyatt on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cheryl+renee+wyatt

E-Mail: -- cheryl@cherylwyatt.com


Illinois Connection

I moved to Illinois in 1985, attended high school in Marion, Illinois until graduation in 1987. Resided in Carterville, Illinois during college. Moved to Herrin, Illinois for a time as well as Carbondale, Illinois. Currently reside in Hurst, Illinois. Have set all of my books in Southern Illinois with fictional towns that I fashioned after the Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge area and surrounding Southern Illinois' areas. I have mentioned several Southern Illinois landmarks in my books and try to capture the essence of the area in my settings. I attended Southern Illinois University (a certification program for Crisis Intervention) and John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois where I graduated with a degree in Registered Nursing. Worked at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Illinois for almost two decades.

Biographical and Professional Information

I write award-winning Inspirational Action Romance and am multi-published by Love Inspired, the Christian Imprint of Harlequin Enterprizes. I have also been published in non-fiction, poetry, devotionals, worship songs, and national publications including Group Magazine.


Awards


-- Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Love Inspired novel of 2009, ''Ready-Made Family''
-- Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist, ''A Soldier's Devotion''
-- #1 Most Blogged about Book-2008-2009 eHarlequin, ''A Soldier's Promise''
-- #4 Most Blogged About Book-2008-2009 eHarlequin, ''A Soldier's Family''
-- A dozen major awards on 7 book manuscripts prior to publication.
-- And, many more!

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Depending on my deadline schedule, I enjoy speaking to military groups. Womens' Events. Churches. Book clubs. Libraries. Schools-children interested in creative writing and more. Contact [mailto:cheryl@cherylwyatt.com cheryl@cherylwyatt.com] for inquiries. Fees are always negotiable and usually consist of travel/housing reimbursement and a "love offering."

Selected Titles At Your Library

A soldier's devotion /
ISBN: 0373814534. OCLC Number: 430839228

Steeple Hill,. .

A soldier's family /
ISBN: 037387474X. OCLC Number: 178138663

Steeple Hill,. .

A soldier's promise /
ISBN: 0373813449. OCLC Number: 182573694

Steeple Hill,. .

"My name's Bradley. I'm eight and have cancer. I want to meet a Special Forces soldier more than anything. Well, almost anything. Having a family would be nice." U.S. Air Force pararescue jumper Joel Montgomery promised to make a sick child's wish come true. Well, not the family part--not with Joel's past. And so despite vowing never to set foot back in Refuge, Illinois, Joel parachuted onto the boy's school lawn to a huge smile. But another smile unexpectedly stole Joel's heart: that of Bradley's beautiful teacher, Amber Stanton, who was trying to adopt the boy. And trying to show Joel it was time for new vows.

A soldier's reunion /
ISBN: 0373875320. OCLC Number: 328038696

Steeple Hill Books,. .

Despite a decade apart, this isn't the reunion Mandy Manchester expected! She thought she'd put high school sweetheart Nolan Briggs behind her. Now he's back ... and the pararescue jumber literally sweeps her off her feet. He's ready and willing to rekindle what they once shared. Mandy, though, isn't prepared to put her heart at risk. He left her befodre--she won't trust him again. Can Nolan teach this grounded girl to take a leap of faith?

Ready-made family /
ISBN: 0373875266. OCLC Number: 317117402

Steeple Hill,. .

Amelia North needs refuge, and finds it--in Refuge, Illinois. Stranded there after a car wreck, the single mother expects to be cold-shouldered. After all, she's already been rejected by her parents, her church, and her daughter's father. Instead, she finds a town full of people with open hands and open hearts ... including pararescue jumper Ben Dillinger.

Soldier Daddy /
ISBN: 0373875576. OCLC Number: 437266741

Steeple Hill,. .

Steadfast soldier /
ISBN: 037387605X. OCLC Number: 495781478

Steeple Hill,. .

But the one person pararescue jumper Chance Garrison can't seem to help is his own ailing father, who refuses his much-needed physical rehabilitation. That is, until Chance hires unconventional occupational therapist Chloe Callet.

The doctor's devotion /
ISBN: 0373877544. OCLC Number: 773669483

Love Inspired Books,. .

Former Air Force trauma surgeon Mitch Wellington returns to the small Illinois town of Eagle Point to open a trauma center, not knowing that disillusioned nurse Lauren Bates will fast become the best fit for his medical center and for his heart.