Cheryl Matthynssens


Cheryl Matthynssens was born in Upland, California, holds a teaching degree and is a licensed addictions counselor. This has allowed her to interview hundreds of personalities over her career.

She loves that everyone is unique and this appreciation and interest has informed and inspired her writing.

Matthynssens enjoys the universe of fantasy for the way it connects to the mind’s creativity and imagination as a colorful escape to distant lands of mystical beasts and fantastic quests where the hero really does save the day. As she’s matured artistically, Matthynssens has found writing to be a comforting counterbalance to a world where beloved characters don’t always get back up after they fall down.

Matthynssens currently lives in Riverside, Washington, and has four beautiful children and four wonderful grandchildren.

Smashwords Interview

When did you start to have a love for books?
I have loved books as long as I can remember. Once I could read, I passed that love onto my brother as I would read to him as often as he would sit still for it.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite book as a child was green eggs and ham. I even remember getting green eggs and ham for breakfast one day. It is a favored memory. I still have almost all the Dr. Seuss books.

My favorite book as a teenager was Clan of the Cave Bear and it remains one of my favorites today. I loved the way the series built a believable prehistoric environment and the struggle for life. I loved the mysticism Jean M Auel incorporated.
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Where to buy in print


The Blue Dragon's Geas
This new fantasy author is making a splash in the sword and sorcery market


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