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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 LOVE this gorgeous photo that fellow #YAlit author @mcfarlanebooks took of STAINED

I LOVE this gorgeous photo that fellow #YAlit author @mcfarlanebooks took of STAINED, and that she’s enjoying it so far. It’s always such a compliment when other writers like your work. Melanie has such a great artistic eye – AND she also writes dark fiction with hope. Check out her books if you haven’t already.
Via @mcfarlanebooks – What are you reading right now? My current #tbr is Stained by @cherylrainfield and it’s amazing 🤘 .
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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/

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If you’re having a hard time this Mother’s Day you are not alone, and I see you.

If you’re having a hard time this Mother’s Day you are not alone, and I see you. Mother’s Day can be hard for so many of us–those of us who had abusive mothers, those who had good mothers but have lost them, those who want to be mothers but can’t, those who were forced to be mothers, those who are caretakers for their sick or dying mothers, those who have lost their children, those who have strained relationships with their children, and anything else that I’ve forgotten that makes it hard.

If this day is hard for you I hope you do whatever you need to do to take good, gentle care of you. Get a snuggle from a pet, get a hug from a friend, call or text someone, use positive distraction, whatever works for you. Today I’m using positive distraction strongly, watching movies and eating chocolate, going for a walk, cuddling with Petal, and staying aware that my depression and pain are from my past trauma.

I’m also trying to remind myself of the positives, of Petal who is like a baby to me, of Jean my therapist who is like a mom to me, of my close friends who are my chosen family, of my published books that give me a voice and that help other people, and of all the lovely readers who let me know that my books help them.

If you are having a hard day today, I hope that your struggling eases, that your mood lift, and that you find comfort.

#csa #SAAM #traumasurvivor #incestsurvivor #trauma #healing
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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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