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Happy Pride Month fellow #LGBTQIA people!

Happy Pride Month fellow #LGBTQIA people! 🌈
Some of you may not know that I have six books published – STAINED; SCARS; HUNTED; PARALLEL VISIONS; DRAGON SPEAKER: THE LAST DRAGON; and SKINWALKERS: WALKING BOTH SIDES. They’re all #YAlit. The first two are YA suspense and all the others are fantasy, including the last two which are hi-lo (high interest, low vocabulary). The ones that have my strongest voice, #LGBTQIA characters, and that deal with trauma and healing are the first four, though I feel like they all have small pieces of my soul.
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My friend and neighbour Denyse took some creative photos of me and my books today.

My friend and neighbour Denyse took some creative photos of me and my books today. I have so many that I think I’ll post some over the next few days. It was fun, and I really liked how they turned out!

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I love this gorgeous book pic fellow #YAlit author mcfarlanebooks took of HUNTED,

I love this gorgeous book pic fellow #YAlit author @mcfarlanebooks took of HUNTED, and I so appreciate her shoutout. I really enjoyed writing HUNTED; I’ve always loved books with characters who have paranormal powers.
Via @mcfarlanebooks – If you could have a paranormal ability, what would it be? In HUNTED by @cherylrainfield Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where that is illegal. I would like to be a precognitive 🤘
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I received the most beautiful, meaningful gifts

I received the most beautiful, meaningful gifts in the mail from artist Stella Papadopoulos @stellapapadopoulos – a positive-message @momentumjewelry bracelet that says You Are Enough (I love affirmations and positive quotes, and this reminds me of @marisapeertherapy ‘s I Am Enough which is such an important message to tell ourselves) ; a beautiful hand-painted flower card by Stella (she even painted the envelope!) ; and such a lovely, meaningful note that made me feel so good to read. Thank you so much, Stella! I have the most generous, kind readers; I feel very lucky!
#momentumjewelry #sharethespark #handpaintedcard #art #positivemessages #youareenough #iamenough
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks #yawritersofinstagram #scars #selfharm #sexualabuse #trauma #healing Continue reading

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I just sent off my polished, deeply edited manuscript to my agent!

I just sent off my polished, deeply edited manuscript to my agent! I worked myself really hard but I’m excited about it and it felt so good to do. It helps so much when you get feedback from someone who not only understands story but also really gets YOUR story. (Thank you, Jennifer!) I am now going to take a much-needed rest! YAY!

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I am delighted that #YAlit author Jamie Deacon, who also writes about #LGBTQIA teens who struggle,

I am delighted that #YAlit author Jamie Deacon, who also writes about #LGBTQIA teens who struggle, included SCARS in their list of 10 YA LGBT+ Novels To Read For Mental Health Awareness Week. You can check out all their recommended books as well as the books they’ve written at http://www.jamiedeacon.com/10-ya-lgbt-novels-to-read-for-mental-health-awareness-week/

#yalgbtbooks #yalgbtq #YAlitmentalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #letstalkaboutit #letstalkaboutmentalhealth #youareenough
#jamiedeacon
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It is always such a delight when booklovers and readers find my books,

It is always such a delight when booklovers and readers find my books, and when they share about them. Thank you @elizabeth_sagan ! (hugging you) 🌈

If you love books and haven’t checked out Elizabeth’s account yet on Instagram, go look! She creates some of the most beautiful, stunning, creative photos with books that I’ve ever seen.

#booklover #bookstagrammer #elizabethsagan
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I just finished the edit of my manuscript based on feedback from my agent!

I just finished the edit of my manuscript based on feedback from my agent! At least on paper. Now I have to type up all the new scenes, rewritten scenes, and threads that I have throughout the manuscript. Then I will print it all out and read through it once more to make sure that all the threads and timeline make sense, that I like everything that I’ve added, and that I haven’t introduced any errors. Then it goes out to my fabulous agent Jennifer Wills (unless I send it at the typed stage). I finished the edit today wearing this gorgeous book T-shirt: Easily Distracted By Books, a gift from Lynn Postlewait, and of course with the company of my sweet little Petal. And with chocolate and natural energy drinks throughout!

I am so excited about this edit. I hope it gets published, and I hope that once it does that you are moved and gripped by it. It’s another YA psychological suspense like SCARS and STAINED, only it has even more of my own trauma and healing experience than they do. I can’t wait for the day that I can share it!

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It’s such a delight to hear from readers that they love my books,

It’s such a delight to hear from readers that they love my books, have read them multiple times, and have picked up more of my books! It’s also a delight to see photos of my books in the wild! (beaming) I so appreciate this photo and comment from reader Amanda, @gamer__xoxo_ on Instagram.

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Taking a mini break from another emotionally hard scene in my manuscript

Taking a mini break from another emotionally hard scene in my manuscript with cuddlebug Petal! She is such a sweetie.

And yes, I framed the positive message greeting card because it makes me feel so good to see, and is such a good reminder – every time I see it I’m taking in the message. I hope you have reminders like that, too. I think they help. Repetition of positive messages is especially important for anyone who is a survivor of abuse or trauma, or who has experienced oppression, or who deals with depression or mental health issues.

How do you give yourself positive messages?

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#positiveaffirmations #positivemessages #positivevibes
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