Cheri began her writing career 23 years ago as a technical writer with a bachelor’s degree, then moved into journalism as a writer and editor. She has published poetry, prose and numerous articles in newspapers and magazines. She began writing fiction ten years ago. Now she writes screenplays and video games. Warrior Sunset is Cheri’s first novel.
What do you read for pleasure?
I have always read for pleasure. I enjoy fiction and nonfiction (though some people consider some of my reading more along the lines of research). Recently, I read "Forrest Gump" and several books on business management. I don't read anything while I'm working on a project. I don't want another writer's voice to influence mine in anyway. My work needs to be my work.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Although we have very large cities here, it's still a rainforest. Nature at its unique finest. I started writing when I was a kid, and those stories usually involved nature or wildlife in some form.
Jessica is struggling to find the strength to overcome her past when she meets Mahayu, a Native American man whose nation stands on the brink of civil war over issues brought on by the U.S. government. Now, Jessica finds she has a more important obstacle to overcome. And to do it, she must become something she never thought possible.