Chelle Cordero

Biography

Chelle Cordero writes stories of Passion and Suspense. Vanilla Heart Publishing has published ten Cordero novels: Bartlett’s Rule; His Lucky Charm; Within the Law; Courage of the Heart; Final Sin; Hostage Heart; A Chaunce of Riches; Common Bond, Tangled Hearts; Hyphema; and Karma Visited. She is currently working on her next novel and promises another action packed adventure and heartwarming love story. Chelle has been writing both fiction and non-fiction for the bulk of her adult life and has been with Vanilla Heart Publishing since early 2008.

Her books have earned many plaudits which includes: Bartlett's Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson's Top Ten Reads for 2009; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival and a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.; Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; and Hostage Heart, Final Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 Preditors’ and Readers’ poll. Chelle was also featured in "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" published by The Author’s Show in 2010.

Chelle Cordero maintains an author’s blog at http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/, a promotional blog at http://ccepotourri.wordpress.com/, and offers a weekly writing workshop for Kindle Blog subscribers at http://bit.ly/pILcG. Her website http://ChelleCordero.com offers information on all of her books and her appearances. Bloggers and the media are welcome to visit Chelle’s media room at http://chellecordero.com/media/ with downloadable photos and other information.

Be sure to LIKE Chelle’s FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChelleCordero and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ChelleCordero. You can email Chelle at ChelleCordero(at)gmail.com.

Chelle lives in the northeast with her husband, Mark, and family. They have two adult offspring. Jenni (& Jason) and Marc (& Trish); they also live with three mischievous and spoiled pussycats, one of whom has taken up permanent residence on Chelle’s desk. Chelle is a full-time freelance journalist for multiple publications; her articles appear regularly throughout North America and she writes a monthly column on NYS Emergency Medical Services issues as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician (First Responder News).

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I don’t think it’s as important WHERE I grew up as HOW. I grew up in the Bronx, a northern suburb of New York City and there were many opportunities to be myself, experience adventure, enjoy creativity, and meet so many different people. The HOW is that my parents were very open minded, encouraging and supportive so they allowed me to take advantage of these opportunities. I had a very happy and fulfilling childhood. Whenever things didn’t go just the way I wanted, my parents helped me see the positives and build from there. They loved my sister and me unconditionally and yet still expected us to abide by rules and high standards (they were terrific role models).
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love the idea of people reading the words I write and considering the ideas I pen. I feel a literal thrill every time I see my name on a book or as a byline to an article. It is an astonishing feeling to get people thinking and feeling.
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Videos

Chelle Cordero - Combining Passion & Suspense
Chelle Cordero writes novels filled with passion, romance, suspense, and more... See her novels in this video.

Books

Until the Ambulance Arrives
By Chelle Cordero
Price: Free! Words: 16,120. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
Until the Ambulance Arrives - A helpful guide by Chelle Cordero, Emergency Medical Technician, CPR and First Aid Instructor, and long-time volunteer with her local ambulance corps. Chelle is a multipublished author, journalist and writer for multiple publications, and has included teaser chapters of her two EMS Novels - Final Sin and Hyphema - in this free ebook.
Karma Visited
By Chelle Cordero
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,410. Language: American English. Published: September 15, 2013 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
Do you believe in karma? Annie Furman has a gift that allows her, while she sleeps, to visit people in their time of need - but who will be there for her when she needs help? Undersheriff Dave Turner is investigating a series of home invasions and homicides. He has no idea that solving this case will lead him to the woman of his dreams.
The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero
By Chelle Cordero
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero is a single author collection of short stories featuring Introduction, Pussycat Tails, Holiday Happiness, Not Alone, I Swear That Raccoon Just Knocked on the Door, Stormy Weather, A Mother’s Love, More Than a Friend, The Meeting, The Vacation and a special bonus section.
Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day, Volume 2
By Chelle Cordero
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,520. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
In celebration of Volume 1 going to print edition due to demand, Chelle Cordero and Vanilla Heart Publishing have put together another complete month of lessons about the craft of writing and being a writer, from time management to social networking, organizing queries to publication, and more. Includes more than 50 brain-starting exercises and prompts to help you get those words on paper.
Hyphema
By Chelle Cordero
Series: EMS Novels by Chelle Cordero, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,260. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
Hyphema: Bleeding in the eye caused by trauma… Matt Garratti, a paramedic from New York, moves his wife and son to North Carolina to work at his dream job as a flight medic. Pakistani born Sudah, his wife, receives frosty stares and insensitive comments from their new neighbors... Matt wonders if he is pursuing his dream or bringing his family into a nightmare from which they may never wake.
Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day
By Chelle Cordero
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,710. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
A complete month of lessons about the craft of writing and being a writer, from time management to social networking, organizing queries to publication, and more. In the Bonus Section of this book you’ll find more than 50 brain-starting exercises to help you get those words on paper.
His Lucky Charm
By Chelle Cordero
Series: Chelle Cordero's Cousins Suspenses, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,990. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2010 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas... this time it follows Brandon and Caitlyn across the country and into a world of espionage and danger. The one thing that Brandon knows for sure is that he can't afford to lose his lucky charm, Caitlyn.
Common Bond, Tangled Hearts
By Chelle Cordero
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,180. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2009 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son. When Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies.
A Chaunce of Riches
By Chelle Cordero
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered...and Ben was the prime suspect.
Hostage Heart
By Chelle Cordero
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,000. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2009 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents' home and livelihood... An errand for her boss - a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers - a kind man who tried to help her ... a man who isn't all he seems...no, he is so much more
Final Sin
By Chelle Cordero
Series: EMS Novels by Chelle Cordero, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,860. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2009 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
Deputy Sheriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full... investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger...
Courage of the Heart
By Chelle Cordero
Series: Survivors by Chelle Cordero. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,040. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2009 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
Sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers.
Within the Law
By Chelle Cordero
Series: Chelle Cordero's Cousins Suspenses, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,410. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2009 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart and fiancé. He started a career in law enforcement just so that he could find her murderer and rapist. Just when he is about to see justice done, he meets Alli Davis-the defense attorney for the murdering rapist who took his love from him.
Bartlett's Rule
By Chelle Cordero
Series: Survivors by Chelle Cordero. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,810. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2009 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category: Fiction
Bartlett's Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige's love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.

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