Cheryl Bannerman


Even at the age of seven, up and coming Author Cheryl Denise Bannerman, would sit for hours on end reading about faraway lands, intriguing characters and intoxicating storylines.

And by a pre-teen, she was writing poetry for publication and short stories for school that moved the reader to laughter, tears, and sometimes anger. She was an old creative soul from a young age, experiencing way too much 'life' than she would have liked.

Now this little girl is all grown up with a child of her own. A child who also loves to write, and even has a unique and masterful talent for drawing as well.

When Author Cheryl Powell (pen name, Cheryl D. Bannerman) is not writing for her next book, she is running her 21-year old virtual B2B Training and Development company based out of her Orlando, Florida, home. Since 1996, she has been known as an Instructional Design and e-Learning Specialist -- with clients all over the US and overseas -- creating classroom training materials, e-Learning modules, job aides and more for corporate employees and their clients.

This author also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science degree in IT Project Management and Leadership. She manages multiple projects over various time zones as an expert Training and Development Service Provider. Her wide range of training experience, from classroom-based as a Computer Instructor to online universities as a Professor, all the way to the corporate arena -- in conjunction with her background in Technology -- has greatly contributed to her success in the field of Training and Development.

In her spare time, Cheryl Powell loves to read murder mysteries, attend museums, watch movies, try new restaurants and cuisines, shop with her daughter, and take in the sun on the beach. And, although this author's works are fiction, she has incorporated many of her personal life's experiences into their stories.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I like to wait until I have the entire first draft down before I select a title and cover design. That way I have a complete vision in my head of the key focus of the book and what, specifically, I would like to highlight.

For me, while I am writing, I am actually seeing the movie in my mind and imagining the characters acting out the scenes; therefore, it is easier to wait until all the scenes play out to properly design not only the title and cover design ideas, but also the summary for the back cover.
What do you read for pleasure?
I am a murder mystery and sci-fi junky, so I enjoy reading those genres. The same goes for my choice in TV shows and movies as well. Ha!

My favorite authors are Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Lisa Jackson, JoJo Moyes, Ruth Ware, John Marrs, and John Grisham.
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Where to find Cheryl Bannerman online

Where to buy in print


A Killer's Reflection
Price: $3.99 $0.99 USD. (75% off until Dec. 13!) Words: 30,870. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
Murder was the only way Douglass knew how to eliminate life’s problems. He couldn’t stand people telling him No, nor could he tolerate disloyalty. It was the ultimate betrayal in his eyes. A Killer’s Reflection is the erotic, psychological thriller you’ve been waiting for. YOU decide whether it was the abuse at the hands of his mother or another childhood tragedy that put him over the edge.
A Bloody Stiletto, Cold Lasagna, and a Bestseller
Price: $3.99 $0.99 USD. (75% off until Dec. 13!) Words: 31,220. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In Book 2 of The Anna Romano Mystery series, Anna does not disappoint, as her nosiness has her ‘literally’ tripping over bodies. Before she knows it, she’s right in the middle of yet ANOTHER murder case!
Black Child to Black Woman
Price: $3.99 $0.99 USD. (75% off until Dec. 13!) Words: 37,610. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Coming of age
Come take the journey of a lifetime with Tara Walker today. Tara’s gripping, raw & illuminating coming-of-age journey will captivate readers as they watch this intelligent black child grow into an extraordinary black woman. Written in diary format, you can read along as Tara speaks to you from the pages that hold her darkest secrets and deepest emotions. Avail. in paperback, ebook and audiobook

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