Cherime MacFarlane


I came to Alaska kicking and screaming. I never want to leave. I have cut firewood on shares for money to get through the winter. I swore I would not live above the Alaska Range because it was too cold up there and wound up in the Copper River Basin where it got just a cold as Fairbanks. I have farm dressed a bear that came too close to a friend's live stock and was shot by her 12 year old son. The bear bacon I smoked was great. I used a fish wheel to get in salmon for winter. I packed out the salmon a mile up the ridge and a mile down to the road. I have had to lift and hold something that was far past my strength and almost passed out while doing it. I have helped erect the walls of a new room 16 feet in the air and if either of us slipped it was going to be a good long stay in the hospital or a short one in the morgue. I have hauled water in 5 gallon pails and pumped water from 30 gallon garbage cans into the house at below zero temperatures for over 30 years. I am still the best hand wood splitter I know. I have sailed a small sailboat and loved the sound of the wind in the rigging. I lost one husband to alcohol and another to disease. The second one was the love of my life and my best friend. I am Cherime MacFarlane and I am an Alaskan.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in New Orleans we left there when I was twelve. I grew up bouncing between Arizona and California. We even lived in Marcus Hook, PA once. I have seen a lot of the USA, in particular the West. Having seen a lot of different things give me more to draw on story wise.
When did you first start writing?
In seventh or eight grade.
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Brain Waves
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,180. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
CoDee is a brain damaged young man living on a dusty desert world. He is barely functional. He hates it when dead animals are dumped in his junkyard. He says it "hurts his heart". The world he lives on caters to the older poorer trading ships. A cat is dumped in his yard barely alive. He helps her and Cat's tries to help CoDee. Memories of the one who injured him reveal the monster is his father.
Series: Copper River Romances, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,490. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Its below zero and the plane’s engine dies. He has to land on the frozen river. The plane breaks through the ice, the plunge into the icy water can quickly kill. She is spending the winter in the family cabin waiting on the Lord. She snags James from the water. Secrets have kept him from his mother, herfamily can provide answers. Does he really want to know?

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Smashwords book reviews by Cherime MacFarlane

  • Highland Hogmanay on Jan. 09, 2013
    (no rating)
    I really could not finish the book as it was quite a lot more graphic than I was looking for. I you are looking for graphic scenes this might be good.
  • A Brother's Duty on Jan. 22, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book. It flows along nicely. Neither character did any sudden about faces in order to carry the story. They remained true to who they were, they just grew and evolved. Well done Mr. Sanderson.
  • Running Home on Jan. 27, 2013

    I enjoyed this book. It flowed nicely. It also brought up some "ripped from the headlines" items regarding the problems faced by Christians who have converted from Islam. Good book.
  • 1906 - A Novel on Feb. 23, 2013

    Absolutely one of the best book I have had the pleasure of reading in a while. I certainly will recommend this one. There was a great deal about the history of San Francisco and the way it was laid out was very well done. I enjoyed all the characters. Good job! Thanks for a great story.
  • Iron Dogs and Caesar's Ruby on Feb. 27, 2013

    This is an entertaining read. Interesting premiss. Interesting characters. I enjoyed the book.
  • Bohemian Heart on Feb. 28, 2013

    Excellent book, there aren't enough stars! Drat. Could not put it down.
  • Written on Her Heart on March 16, 2013

    unusual story line, well written
  • Damsel in Distress on March 23, 2013

    Having sailed a bit in my time, I liked this account of a Damsel in distress.
  • The Stripling on March 23, 2013

    Great story. Read far longer than I had planned to last night. Thanks for a great read. Only tiny little complaint is the formatting at the beginning where it seems each chapter of the book has a blank page. One could think that the book is empty of content. I just kept on moving pages and finally got to the story. It was great from there.
  • Lost Mountain Stallion on March 25, 2013

    Really enjoyable story. One would like to think that there is a place out there where a small wild herd exists.
  • Stealing Back The Moon on March 27, 2013

    Well done. I enjoyed this one immensely. Very good read good plot.
  • Greaser on March 27, 2013

    There are a couple of formatting issues on this one. A little too short.
  • The Legionnaire's Prize on March 27, 2013

    Nice little short story.
  • Winning His Wife on March 27, 2013

    Good story, entertaining. I liked it.
  • CSI Glasgow (The Opening Trilogy) on April 05, 2013

    Good stuff. Good plots and good characters. I enjoyed all three of the books very much.
  • Story of a Texas Marine : The Autobiography of Nick Quintanilla on April 06, 2013

    Interesting memoir. How the author got involved in the construction industry in California was the part that was unexpected and interesting.
  • Forsaken (De Montbrai Saga, Book I ) on April 07, 2013

    Well written kept my attention and I am looking forward to the next two.
  • Tattered Innocence on April 10, 2013

    Excellent read.
  • Hens and Chickens (Book 1 in the Sovereign Series) on April 10, 2013

    I enjoyed this book. It is a sweet story that makes one wish to live in that small town.
  • Relatively Risky on April 14, 2013

    Good characterization, great writing. Since I was born in 'Nawlins I really enjoyed this one.
  • Indiscreet on April 30, 2013

    Very entertaining, different and well done.
  • Dance of Love on April 30, 2013

    Different and well done, I liked this one the best of the series so far.
  • Alaskan Nights on April 30, 2013

    A couple of very minor geographical issues, otherwise good read.
  • Other People's Money on April 30, 2013

    Good read.
  • Anasazi Ruin on May 04, 2013

    Good book well written.
  • Sugarwater Ranch on May 04, 2013

    I enjoyed the book and there was on one instance of font problems on my reader. Good premise.
  • The Counterfeit Bride on May 04, 2013

    Good one with a bunch of twists.
  • To Keep Me Warm on May 04, 2013

    Good read.
  • Next Time on May 08, 2013

    A modern day fairy tale. Well written, I enjoyed it.
  • Trouble in Paradise on May 10, 2013

    different take and a good read.
  • Tressa on May 12, 2013

    Very good, I stayed up way too late to finish it.
  • Defiant Passion on May 13, 2013

    Sometimes characters decide that they are not what the author thought they were in the beginning. I wonder if this character said "no, that is not who I am". Well written.
  • Carried Away on May 13, 2013

    Just a tiny bit too short for my taste but that is the only complaint I have. Good read.
  • A Secret Within on May 16, 2013

    had to find out who what where and when. Very interesting.
  • The White Aborigine on May 18, 2013

    This is an excellent memoir. This man’s family mirrors others that made it difficult for those not quite the same. A look at life in Australia. Well done.
  • Never Alone on May 22, 2013

    I really enjoyed this one. Danny has a piece of every normal human in him. Good job.
  • Watch For The Talleyman on May 26, 2013

    Excellent, well done.
  • Bar Tales: Stories from a southern rural law practice on June 03, 2013

    This is one of the funniest things I have read in a very long time. Laughed myself silly. Having been a paralegal in a rather specialized field for over 20 years I did understand some of the 'lingo'. But you do not need to understand legalese to enjoy this one. And hats off on your prison ministry. God bless.
  • Spitfire on June 03, 2013

    Excellent book, great read. Ready for the next one.
  • Frozen Dawn on June 05, 2013

    Not my usual fare. However, I read the whole thing, well written.
  • Controlling The Cats on June 05, 2013

    I enjoyed that one quite a bit. Very tongue in cheek. Made me take a good look at my cats.
  • Kayenta Crossing: A Charles Bloom Murder Mystery on June 11, 2013

    I did enjoy this book. I lived in Arizona as a kid. Well done. Brought back a lot of memories. The Heard was my favorite place as a kid.
  • Tinkers Creek on June 20, 2013

    Well written. I did enjoy it.
  • Tales of a Northern Shepherd on July 02, 2013

    Quite enjoyable. There are a couple of format errors but that did not stop me from enjoying this book.
  • Climbing Heartbreak Hill on July 19, 2013

    Nice little twist in this one. Good story. Quite enjoyable. Glad I chose it.
  • Innocent Death on July 22, 2013

    Enjoyable read. Sort of a slice of life in Glasgow. I was familiar with the locale which was one of the reasons I purchased the book. I did like the book. I'm wondering if there was a sequel planned as the ending left that impression.
  • Mismatched (Book Two) on July 22, 2013

    Very well done. Quite enjoyable.
  • Sweetness on July 22, 2013

    Pretty interesting twist in this one. I liked Spitfire and got this one because I like the first one. Very spicy!
  • The River Series Book 1: Trouble on the Bosque on July 22, 2013

    Good book. Well written I will read another by this author.
  • Angel, Falling on Aug. 06, 2013

    Good read. I enjoyed this book very much. Well written.
  • Shadowstalker on Aug. 07, 2013

    Amazing story. Great read. Not something I would usually read and am very glad that I did.
  • Rescuing The Rogue - A Regency Romance on Aug. 26, 2013

    Excellent. I quite enjoyed this book.
  • Double Vision: A Quantum Suspense Novel on Aug. 30, 2013

    * Most excellent read. Great book very action packed. I also enjoyed the characters greatly. That's why the 6th star in the corner before the M. I really really liked this book.
  • The Bad Boy Next Door on Sep. 04, 2013

    Quite enjoyable, a good read.
  • Highlander's Bride on Sep. 29, 2013

    Excellent read. Great plot. I enjoyed this book. Will definitely read more by this author. No, I am not giving away any more of the plot. Read it.
  • The Talisman on Oct. 04, 2013

    A hero who is just a man, trying to live up to his responsibilities, trying to make life work for those he loves. A woman with a mission. Combined an excellent story.
  • Winter's End on Oct. 05, 2013

    Good plot, good read I read it all the way through in one sitting as I did not want to put it down. The only flaws were a couple of minor edit things.
  • Touched By Fire on Oct. 06, 2013

    Quite good excellent read. Loved the characters.
  • Lord Scoundrel Dies - A Regency Murder Mystery on Oct. 12, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyable. Spent the day reading.
  • Stories Untold on Nov. 21, 2013

    A beautiful collection of life experiences told with joy and verve. Much like a box of chocolates, there are bittersweet pieces, melt in your heart bits and mischievous bites you never expected. Enjoy.
  • Revenge on Feb. 22, 2014

    This is a good fast paced read. It is quite good. I'm not going to give away anything here. But it is tight and well thought out. Read it.
  • Not Juliet on Feb. 26, 2014

    Oh boy! Get ready for a wild ride. The is a wonderful look into the Gypsy community through the eyes of a young woman trying to help her people and the young man she falls in love with. I really have to work here to not give more away. Luca, the man who falls in love with Riella is a passionate and imaginative man. They do fall in love at first sight but there are some bad guys lurking. This is a story of passion, of family bonds and most of all, love. Great story that had me hooked from the beginning. Excellent read.