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My talk on my experience with SCARS being challenged, and what to do if a book is challenged

On Oct 1 I talked to Dixie K. Keyes​’ class at Arkansas State University through Zoom on SCARS being challenged and what to do when a book is challenged. I talked about the importance of teens finding reflections of their … Continue reading

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My newest needle-felted painting: a dolphin and calf

I love how compassionate, loving, gentle, and playful dolphins are. I have always longed to swim with them. I hope you can feel that here, in my new needle-felt painting. (Smiling) I worked on it in between working on my … Continue reading

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My needle felted painting process

Some people have asked me about my process for needle felting. Remember that I am completely self-taught. But I have always loved and worked with art. The first thing I do is decide on my subject, and find a photo … Continue reading

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Needle Felt Painting Is Relaxing and Good For Our Mental Health

I’ve always created both writing and art, and I’ve found that I use different parts of my brain for creating each. I usually need at least a week between them to focus well on one or the other. Lately I’ve … Continue reading

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Readers, I have a treat for you: Get a new 38-page SCARS story

Readers, I have a treat for you: Get a new 38-page SCARS story that picks up where SCARS left off – ONLY for my newsletter subscribers.

Sign up at www.CherylRainfield.com/YAlit/newsletter and you will be able to download and read FADED SCARS right away.

Find out how Kendra and Meghan are doing!

I hope you enjoy it. Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈 #yalgbtq #yalgbtqbooks #lgbtqiapride #lgbtqiabooks #lgbtqiaYA #scars #selfharm #selfinjury #csa #SAAM #traumasurvivor #incestsurvivor #trauma #healing
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If you are struggling with suicide and despair, you can order this free Find Your Anchor box

If you are struggling with suicide and despair, you can order this free Find Your Anchor box which includes 52 Reasons To Live cards, stickers, poster, resources, and more. @findyouranchorbox They offer hope.
They rely entirely on donations, so if you can afford to send them some money that will help them, but if you can’t and are in the US they will send it to you for free any way. If you’re outside of the US they need $15US or more to cover the shipping costs.

If you or someone you love has struggled with suicide, this can be a resource that may help. And if you can afford it, please consider donating to them.

Find them at http://www.findyouranchor.us/boxes

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Reader Casey Anne sent me this gorgeous handmade Pride greeting card for #PrideMonth

Reader Casey Anne sent me this gorgeous handmade Pride greeting card for #PrideMonth with a lovely note inside! You can see more of their cards on @brimmercreations on Instagram, and they’ll soon have some for sale in their Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrimmerCreations. Happy Pride!
I hope you have pride in you. 🌈

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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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Petal has had such a better week

Petal has had such a better week – hardly any pain, alert and happy and playful. I feel so much better when Petal’s doing better, and I am grateful! (She still has trouble walking, ever since her torn ACL, operation and physio. But she’s still a happy, sweet girl.) #petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom
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