Cheri Gillard


Award-winning author Cheri Gillard has been a freelance writer and editor for twenty-five years, working for several publishing houses and companies writing or editing projects, books, magazines, and curricula. She earned the coveted IndieB.R.A.G Medallion for Chloe's Guardian, Book 1 of the Nephilim Redemption series, as well as winning several other awards for her fiction over her writing career. For several years, she has been fiction judge for the Paul Gillette Memorial fiction writing contest. Before writing, she was an obstetric and pediatric registered nurse, but she hung up her nurse's cap when she gave birth to quadruplets. She is also a musician, playing violin in a folk-style band and in other venues when she can fit in the gigs between writing jobs, and she blogs daily about life raising quadruplets and growing up with her unique perspective of the world. She lives with her family in Colorado.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When I can't sleep (which is way too often) I work out problems or scenes or dialogue in my head. I've got to get to my computer before it all vanishes like a dream. I keep a notepad and pen by my bedside, but because I can't always read in the light of day what I've scratched in the dark, it's best to just get up and get to my computer. And it's fun. So I enjoy getting my hands on the keys so I can start creating.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When am I not writing?
No, really, I guess there is a little bit of time here or there. I love reading, so I often have two or three books going at once—at least one non-fiction and one fiction. When I'm too tired to create my own stories, I curl up on the couch and let someone else do the writing. I love playing violin with my band. I hate cooking and I hate cleaning, so fortunately those don't get in my way too often.
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The Raid of Balvenie and the Maiden Who Survived
Price: Free! Words: 21,260. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
A young lass unwittingly helps a vengeful demon while simply trying to reclaim the shreds of her lost life. In this prequel to “Chloe’s Guardian,” discover the untold story of how Horatius came to be in the unscrupulous hands of the murderous Angus MacKay, and what the Maiden of Balvenie did to drive him there. The mysterious machinations in play that fateful night are finally revealed!
The Nephilim Redemption Series
Price: $10.78 USD. Words: 359,550. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Chloe and her drunk half-angel guardian, Horace, want nothing to do with each other, but the only way to survive when the demons attack is to work together. Chloe is swept into Horace's supernatural world of heavenly flight and time travel, magic and mystery, when all she wants is to get home and be normal. But once Horace invades her world, Chloe's life is anything but normal!

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