Cheryl Rogers


A Christian author based in Tampa, Florida, Cheryl Rogers is a former newspaper reporter who came to know the Lord as an adult through a serious illness.

Her love of writing was evident as a child when she became fascinated with Nancy Drew Mystery stories. Because she wanted a "practical" career, she studied Journalism and sociology and graduated with a double degree. She then worked for 12 years in the newspaper business, leaving when she was expecting her and her husband's first child.

Three years later Cheryl succumbed to a severe immune disorder, Environmental Illness. She realized God was her only hope and prayed he would heal her. But though she went to church regularly, she did not really know God.

At first, Cheryl believed God wanted her to go the "medical route," and so she scoured the area and then the country for doctors with experience with her disease. She followed their programs and got better, then worse, better, and then much much worse.

Finally one day when her life was at its lowest point, she surrendered her life and circumstances to God -- and he showed up. She received the Holy Spirit and began to view her circumstances in a more positive light. Each day her body got stronger and -- about five months later -- she received deliverance.

Her life has never been the same since. Cheryl has dedicated herself to encouraging others to seek God and stay connected with his Word.

She has written several Christian titles including a devotions book, "Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook," aimed at those eager to run the race set before them. This book distills the biblical truths we need to truly love and forgive others, set aside pride, deal with tragedy and death and lots more. Written for a non-denominational audience, Fast Track encourages readers to spend time regularly with God in his word and in prayer.

"I longed for a book that would teach me the basic biblical principles I'd missed out on earlier in life," Cheryl says."When I didn't find one, I wrote it myself."

Cheryl also has written "Just Like Jonah Wail Tales," a collection of exaggerated tales of woe aimed at preteen and teens. In each story a modern day character makes bad choices and lands in a whale of trouble, just like Jonah in the Bible. The book teaches that there's a price to pay when you disobey, but God is faithful to change your circumstances when you turn to him.

For the 5-10 year old set, Cheryl has written a children's Bible study entitled "Making Choices: Life is Like Acorns." This book teaches things are not always what they appear to be. The story is about a baby squirrel who learns acorns are not always good to eat, even when they may look like it. Some are rotten and some are empty. Children learn God looks at the heart.

Her book "What You Should KNOW About Self Publishing" is aimed at would-be authors and provides them the nuts and bolts necessary to develop their ideas into salable books. These practical tips are intended to save readers time and money!

"What You Should Know Before You Hire a Book Designer" is a free ebook to help authors sidestep mistakes that will cost them time and money in the design phase of publishing a book.

Cheryl also has designed Scripture-inscribed gifts with her nature images, and assisting authors with book covers, interior design and formatting, editing and proofreading and other aspects of self publishing.

Her online magazine, New Christian Books, is a free publication for readers and writers. It features kingdom-building book announcements and excerpts, author marketing tips, a practical biblical advice column, features and book reviews.

At her website,, Cheryl also shares traditionally inspired Scripture songs inspired by the Word of God.

"I really can't take credit for them," she says.

Smashwords Interview

Why did you decide to become a writer?
I was a voracious reader as a child. Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy mysteries were my favorites, along with just about any other mystery I could lay my hands on. I loved them so much I decided to become a writer. To be practical, I decided to become a reporter and earned a bachelor of arts in journalism. After working in the newspaper industry for 12 years, I left the business to raise a family.

Now I work as a freelancer and self published author, writing both fiction and nonfiction for all groups.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing as a child. I remember writing in a composition book when I was 11. In high school, I kept a small notepad with story ideas.

I began preparing for my writing career by working for the school newspaper and contributing poems to the school's literary magazine.

My newspaper career helped hone my writing skills and gave me great experience working on deadline. Today I do freelance writing, editing, and desktop design, in addition to offering self publishing assistance to fellow authors.
Read more of this interview.


Bible Camp Mysteries
Pastor Chet does his best, but he is a city boy. So. when he and his church youth group visit the Central Florida backwoods, they always seem to get more than they bargained on: A 13-year-old goes missing, a hurricane threatens, even a forest fire strikes the neighborhood. It all tests their faith and allows them to demonstrate the biblical path to salvation, the power of prayer and the importance of obedience. Join them.
Career Spotlight
Do you have what it takes? Each book in the Career Spotlight series give you a quick preview of one career, looking at pros and cons, income potential, educational requirements, work environment, and the personality traits required to succeed.


Robbers in the Forest
Series: Bible Camp Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Two teens are held captive by robbers at a remote cabin in this fifth Bible Camp mystery featuring Pastor Chet Harrigan and his youth group. Join them for the most adventurous Bible Camp yet!
Career Spotlight: Bookkeeping
Series: Career Spotlight. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Office & Administrative Support, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Bookkeeping
Considering a career in bookkeeping? Learn more about the career from one who has been there: Theresa Franklin.
Career Spotlight: School Administration
Series: Career Spotlight. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Education, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
School administrators make big bucks compared to teachers. But the job is demanding, and an administrator must lead well, soothing ruffled emotions, arbitrating disagreements and encouraging stellar performance. Do you have what it takes?
The Mystery of the Skunk Ape
Series: Bible Camp Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,540. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
He's big and he's on the loose. Leave it to Pastor Chet Harrigan and his youth group to find him.
Career Spotlight: Teaching Special Education
Series: Career Spotlight. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Education, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
Do you have what it takes to become a special education teacher? Career Spotlight: Teaching Special Education will help you decide.
Finding Your Career at the Crossroads
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
If you need help fine-tuning your career ambitions, Finding Your Career at the Crossroads can help you get your career on track.
Career Spotlight: Teaching Elementary School
Series: Career Spotlight. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Education, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
Do you have what it takes to become an elementary school teacher? Theresa Franklin, an educational career mentor at Mentor Me Career Network, will help you decide.
Career Spotlight: Self Publishing
Series: Career Spotlight. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
Ge the low-down on a career in self publishing from Cheryl Rogers, a self-published author since 2008. Cheryl has published 24 ebooks on a variety of topics, including Chistian, careers and self publishing. An experienced journalist, she writes both fiction and nonfiction.
Career Spotlight: Cosmetology
Series: Career Spotlight. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Personal Care & Service, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
Do you have what it takes to be a hairdresser? Find out with Career Spotlight: Cosmetology featuring Mentor Theresa Franklin of the Mentor Me Career Network.
Career Spotlight: Freelance Writing
Series: Career Spotlight. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
Do you have what it takes to be a freelance writer? Find out now, with Career Spotlight: Freelance Writing by Cheryl Rogers, founder of the Mentor Me Career Network.
Career Spotlight: Newspaper Reporting
Series: Career Spotlight. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
Considering a newspaper reporting career? Get the low-down from one who's' been there. Author Cheryl Rogers, who worked for 11 years as a newspaper reporter for dailies and weeklies, shares her experiences to help you make an informed decision about this glamour career.
The River Adventure, Bible Camp Mystery #3
Series: Bible Camp Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
When Jeff and Chang become separated from their friends on the river, their friendship, faith, and courage are tested.
Growing Faith: Stories with a Message for Today's Youth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,430. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Christian » General
A unique short story collection, "Growing Faith: Stories with a Message for Today's Youth" packs a powerful message for readers nine and up about the importance of seeking God and living for him. This collection edited by Cheryl Rogers, publisher of New Christian Books Online Magazine, contains stories by four authors.
Jump-Start Bible Study
Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English (Welsh dialect). Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
Jump-Start Bible Study is a free, 7-day reading plan intended to encourage you to surrender your life more fully to God.
The Gift: A Salvation Skit for Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Fiction » Christian » General
This free skit illustrates that salvation is a gift from God. It can be performed by churches, youth groups, Bible clubs and schools.
Alone in the Woods: A Bible Camp Mystery
Series: Bible Camp Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
After losing a camper on their initial trek in the Central Florida backwoods, Chet Harrigan and his group of 10- to 16-year-old boys return to woods for another harrowing adventure. Two boys leave the group to investigate a campsite far off the beaten path, only to discover a mysterious camper with a God-size problem. ...
Where's Zack? A Reading Quest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: American English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion, Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men
When 13-year-old Zack visits the Florida backwoods for a back-to-nature retreat, he disappears in the middle of the night. For 30 hours, he survives the elements alone -- until he is discovered by a helicopter pilot. Then Zack goes on a summer vacation with this family -- and gets lost again! This interactive reading quest is about Zack's family vacation: Where they went and what they did.
Just Like Jonah Wail Tales Workbook
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,390. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion / Bible Stories / Old Testament
Now there's a new resource to teach the lesson of Jonah: There's a price to pay when you disobey. This workbook edition of Just Like Jonah Wail Tales, a short story collection featuring modern Jonahs who land in a whale of trouble, contains discussion questions and Scripture citations.
Trees Walking: A Guide to Truly Loving and Forgiving Others … and Ourselves
Price: Free! Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Relationships
(5.00 from 1 review)
If you've ever struggled to forgive... It's hard to set aside hurts. It's hard to forget painful words that stab. But the truth from God's word sets us free.
Together Again
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
An unusual dream provokes a 17-year-old soon-to-be college history major named Abe to research former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's life -- and change his own.
Lost in the Woods: A Bible Camp Mystery (Revised Edition)
Series: Bible Camp Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,940. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A group of relatively inexperienced campers land in a pile of trouble when 13-year-old Zack disappears during the middle of the night in the Florida backwoods. The trouble escalates when a hurricane takes an unexpected turn for the Florida Gulf Coast!!
I Can See God's Word (Skit)
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This easy-to-perform skit is about a boy named Jake who cheats on his math test. When he gets caught, he finds an old Bible his grandpa left him and learns the truth: Jesus is the Word of God and that is how God saves us.
The Lesson of Jonah: There is a Price to Pay when you Disobey
Price: Free! Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Old Testament
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jonah learned the hard way there is a price for disobedience. This Bible lesson targets 10 to 14 year olds with that message. The lesson relies on a wail tale, or exaggerated tale of woe, involving a modern Jonah. Reinforce the lesson of Jonah with this free resource by Cheryl Rogers, the publisher of New Christian Books Online Magazine.
Book-Selling Strategies for the Reluctant Marketer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
Are you the shy type who prefers to blend into the crowd rather than draw attention to yourself? Are you unwilling to turn friends into customers? You may be a reluctant marketer!! In today’s book market, that is probably NOT a good thing. Here's help.
Finding God: Biblical Answers to Questions about Our Maker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Relationships
Confronted with lies, it’s easy to succumb to the temptation of believing God isn’t real. But knowing our creator is the anecdote. Finding God is about building that all important relationship with the one who made you -- and who can protect you from becoming prey.
I Can See Christian Storybook Treasury
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
This is a unique storybook collection aimed at building a child's faith as he or she grows. It deals with progressively more complex issues of faith including how we can know a God we cannot see, where to find God, why Jesus came to Earth, and why Jesus died.
What You Should Know Before You Hire a Book Designer
Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This free ebook can save you time and money by helping you clarify your goals before hiring a book designer. What you don't know now can cost you later!
Just Like Jonah Wail Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,210. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Values & Virtues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
Encourage pre-teens and teens to get closer to God with this inspiring collection of eight stories featuring modern-day Jonah style characters. "Just Like Jonah Wail Tales" tells the somewhat exaggerated stories of kids who made bad choices and learned -- just like Jonah -- that there's a price to pay when you disobey.
What You Should Know About Self Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Publishing your own book is the fastest way to get it in front of your readers. What You Should Knnow about Self Publishing gives you the basics so you can get started! It will tell you how to develop your book idea, research your market, organize your book, market your book, and publish your book. This book will guide you through the process, helping you sidestep costly errors!
Making Choices: Life is Like Acorns
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This story -- about a baby squirrel named Peepsy and his mother -- teaches children things are not always what they seem to be! A Bible study, it contains Scripture citations and discussion questions a parent, teacher or other caregiver can use to share their faith with a 5- to 10-year old.
Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook is a book for those eager to run the race set before them. It is for new Christians, young Christians, those who need a miracle in their lives, and those who want to find the God that made them...

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