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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cheryl Renee Wyatt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction Romance

Born: 1969 in San Diego, California


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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- * 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!