Tag Archives: Cheryl Rainfield

My Birthday Gift To You – A Free Copy of My YA Fantasy Parallel Visions

It’s my birthday today. To celebrate, I’d like to give you a free ebook copy of Parallel Visions, my YA paranormal fantasy. In Parallel Visions, Kate sees psychic visions of the future and the past—but only when she’s having an … Continue reading

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Bookselfies – STAINED, SCARS, and HUNTED #bookthroughphone and #bookishstar

I joined Instagram about two months ago, and I’ve been enjoying the vibrant book community there. It’s fun to see others’ photos of books, and to share my own–and also, I have to admit, it’s fun to share photos of … Continue reading

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I am now on Wattpad…

with the first chapters of SCARS, STAINED, and HUNTED up for you to read. Also some poems. http://www.wattpad.com/user/CherylRainfield

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I am honored SCARS is in a B&N blog post: “8 Great YAs About Mental Health Issues” #YAsaves #WeNeedDiverseBooks

I am honored that SCARS is included in a thoughtful B&N blog post: “8 Great YAs About Mental Health Issues” written by Dahlia Adler. Dahlia includes some powerful YA books on various mental health issues, including Wintergirls by Laurie Halse … Continue reading

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Win a copy of STAINED…

and other new YA books at a contest over at Adventures In YA Publishing. You have 27 more days to enter. đŸ™‚ The books you can win are: These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar Wish You Were Italian by Kristin … Continue reading

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Writing Heals: My Poem for Poem In Your Pocket Day

Silvia Sala / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) When I don’t write words get stuck in my throat, tightening my muscles. They curl up in my lungs Making it hard to breathe a slow, painful … Continue reading

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Such an honor to be recognized…in Writer’s Digest Magazine!

I’m so thrilled to hear that Writer’s Digest Magazine (in the May/June issue) gave me A+ for social media for teens!(beaming and beaming) What an honor, and such a good feeling! And Debbie Ohi’s (a fellow Toronto writer, illustrator, and … Continue reading

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YA Author Cheryl Rainfield on Writing LGBTQ Characters In YA Fiction

I spoke at York University the other day on writing LGBTQ characters in YA lit. It was a fantastic class, and I Loved hearing from so many of the students afterwards about how I am their new role model, hero, … Continue reading

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I will be speaking this Thursday at York University on Writing LGBT Characters in YA Literature

I’m honored to be speaking to Professor Cheryl Cowdy’s class this Thursday on writing LGBTQ characters in YA fiction. It’s really important to me to have a queer character in every book I write, whether it be the main character, … Continue reading

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Listen to my radio interview on Matters of the MInd – on being an incest and torture survivor, why I write the books I do, and what’s most rewarding for me.

Yesterday I was interviewed on Matters of The Mind by Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller on ListenUpTalk. I talked honestly about being an incest and torture survivor and some of the effects (including, for me, self-harm, PTSD, dissociation, depression), … Continue reading

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