Cheryl Holloway


Cheryl Holloway has many years of extensive experience in the journalistic and publishing arenas. She has earned the respect of her peers and the general public as an expert in media reporting in a number of states. She also worked briefly at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution Press. She has also been a Talk Show Host in radio and television in California, Ohio, Maryland, Indiana, Illinois and New Mexico. She took an early retirement from the Federal Government, which opened the door for a new phase of her life as a full-time writer and editor. Holloway is the author of two books, A Forgotten Negro League Star: A Personal Look at Al Burrows, and Lana’s Dream, a young adult historical novel. She is also the author of several short stories and is currently working on two ebooks. Holloway lives with her family in southern Maryland and northern California. You can also visit to watch the Cougar Tales video and "new" The Bane Bath Salts video by searching Cheryl Holloway Channel or Cougar Tales Series or The Bane Bath Salts. Visit her website for information on new books and stories.

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Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Gary, Indiana, the home of Michael Jackson, only it was my home first. Gary was a steel mill city back then and the people were hard workers. I was an excellent student in school and loved reading. I went to the library everyday, including Sundays. I read 1 book a day for pleasure, besides my school work. At fifteen, I entered a Crime Prevention Contest and won First Place. I have been writing stories since I was three and this was the first indication that I could "really" write. So, this was the step that started me on my writing journey. I published a book while I was still in high school. And as they say, "the rest is history."
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Just knowing that I'm going to write something inspires me each day. It doesn't matter what it is, I live and breathe to write each and every day.
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Where to find Cheryl Holloway online


The Bane Bath Salts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
The Bane Bath Salts is a popular fictional short story based on real-life events about teen addiction—an innocent teen, drugs gone awry, a journey to adulthood and making difficult decisions.
Cougar Tales: Italian Basketball Player
Series: The Cougar Tales, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The second of six short stories in the Cougar Tales series. Joi, a potential cougar, meets a young basketball player. He tries to set her up on a blind date with his older brother.
Cougar Tales: Father and Son
Series: The Cougar Tales, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The first of six short stories in the Cougar Tales Series. The trials and tribulations of Joi, a potential cougar, and her 35-year old fiancé, Jon, who plan to marry.

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