Cheryl Kaye Tardif
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IMPORTANT UPDATE ON AMAZON REVIEWS!! Authors CAN have book titles in signature!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dana Stabenow Apr 8, 2009.

Amazon is deleting reviews written by authors who include their book title
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Kaye Tardif Apr 7, 2009.

Do prison inmates deserve privacy?
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About Me:
I am a suspense author of three novels: Whale Song, The River and Divine Intervention. My novels are set primarily in Canada, in intriguing locations.

One of my goals in writing is to ask gritty questions. You know, the kind that most people don't want to ask. Questions like: 'What would you do if someone you loved was dying a prolonged and painful death? Would you help end their suffering?' Or 'How far do we go with our search for youth and longevity until we've gone too far? How far do we go with our technological advances before we've become God?'

Bottom line: I want my novels to make people think and question things that are controversial. Assisted dying, stem cell research, nanotechnology...letting a madman abduct your son.

One of my other goals is to share what I learn with other authors, especially new ones. Over the years I have organized numerous multi-author events and fundraisers, connecting authors in ways that enable them to promote their works and meet other writers. It's my way of giving back.

While I am considered a mega promoter by my peers, I also have a wicked sense of humor. There is nothing better than meeting someone for the first time and having them ask :So...what do you do, Cheryl?" To which I like to answer: "Uh, well, I kill people off."

Whale Song - "Moving...sweet and sad."--Booklist
The story of a woman haunted by her past and by her mother's tragic assisted suicide. Love, lies, secrets, tragedy and redemption come together in a novel that will change how you view life--and death.
I Am A:
Writer, Editor
Books And Authors I Like:
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Diana Gabaldon, Lisa See, Luanne Rice, Michael Crichton, James Patterson, Kay just about every major best selling author. Plus Illona Haus, Linda Hall, and other awesome Canadian authors.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Anything crime related, especially the original CSI and Bones!

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Enter Cheryl's deadly 'Create a Corpse Contest'

Ever want to kill someone off--fictitiously, of course? Maybe your school bully, ex-boyfriend, co-worker, boss, teacher etc? Now you can! :-)

From now until July 30th, 2009, you can submit a name (first & last) of someone you know (boss, husband, school bully, ex-friend or yourself), or a fictitious name.

I am looking for a male name, suitable for a 50-ish cigar-smoking man.

On August 1st, 2009, I will select one winner from all the entries… Continue

Posted on June 20, 2009 at 12:49pm

AMAZON REVIEWS UPDATE: Authors CAN have their book titles in signatures on reviews

So much has happened in the past 24 hours. I have been contacted by authors, author organization reps, reporters, book marketers, bloggers and finally, someone from Amazon. Amazon has been bombarded by emails from authors, orgs, marketers etc, and last night I noticed that Amazon in Seattle had checked out my blog posts. ;-)

Today I received an email from a senior member of the Amazon Communities team. He apologized and stated that my reviews had been reinstated.

I began… Continue

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

Amazon is deleting reviews written by authors who include their book title

Since breaking the news yesterday about my battle with Amazon over reviews (ones I wrote on books I'd read) that they deleted (85 reviews) because I included author of Whale Song in my signature line, I've received emails and phone calls from concerned authors, many who tracked me down via the Internet after reading about me on Twitter, The Write Type or John Kremer's Marketing Tips email. Some authors have already discovered missing reviews; some have gone through the same hassle I… Continue

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 11:12am

SPECIAL OFFER for authors: video press releases

Hello fellow authors and friends:

If you expect to be sending out press releases online between now and December 30th, then please read on for a SPECIAL OFFER from a friend of mine.

I am good friends with one of the partners of Michael and I have worked together in the past and he has been very good to me over the years. In return, I like to send him new clients, particularly because I love their always expanding… Continue

Posted on October 4, 2008 at 6:21am

Oops, I did it...I mass invited every friend on off with my head!

Yes, I do know about Crimespace's policy on promoting events through mass emails. And I do apologize to everyone here for my recent message blast. Oops.

It seems that as the creator of Canadian Authors Network, I innocently (and yes, it wasn't intentional) sent an invite to a Canadian event to every friend I have on the Ning network, instead of to the Canadian group only.

So go ahead, handcuff me and lock me up. I have the right to remain… Continue

Posted on May 23, 2008 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

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At 6:03am on March 6, 2010, Eileen Schuh said…
I am stalking you through afraid...
At 11:23am on April 19, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Cheryl
I like your premise for writing. You're on my list now.
My stories also ask serious social or political questions. I can't tell a story with stirring something up.
At 1:49am on February 14, 2008, George Wilder Jr. said…
Hey, thanks for the invite. I hope you have time to check out my latest book. Derrick Sweat Midwest Deep Freeze.
God Bless
At 1:56pm on March 23, 2007, Cheryl Kaye Tardif said…
Well, then of course, I have to recommend Whale Song, set in Vancouver and Bamfield, BC mainly; Divine Intervention set in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Penticton; and The River, set in the Nahanni River area of Canada's Northwest Territories. :) All by Cheryl Kaye Tardif
At 8:58am on March 23, 2007, FM McPherson said…
Your books sound intriguing -- I particularly like to read books set in different places; it's my way of travelling! Canada's interesting to me because I'm setting my mystery (hopefully series) in Vancouver. So I'm always on the lookout for books set there, to give me a better idea about the place! Book recommendations welcome (particularly Vancouver, and the Northwest Territories).

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