Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Look Inside the Mind...

Sorry for the brief post but my computer crashed and I'm typing mostly on an itty Droid phone keypad.

I think most of the readership on this blog are readers, but many readers also long to write.

If that's you, or you'd perhaps like a glimpse inside the mind of a publishing industry Great, Joan Marlow Golan, Executive Editor of Steeple Hill Books, she is featured in an interview today in Seekerville.

So, just out of curiosity, are you a reader, a writer or a wreader (both)? Comment away! I'd love to get a feel for the readership of our blog and what it mostly consists of. If you've been lurking...come out, come out wherever you are and let us get to know you better!

Oh and by the way, Steadfast Soldier hits stores in a couple of weeks. YAY! Not into soldier stories? Check out one or two or five of the other LI books releasing in June. We appreciate your readership! Both on this blog and of our books.

Bless you!

You are the reason we write. :-)


Cheryl Wyatt


EllenToo said...

I am strictly a reader. I have no desire to write...I'll leave that up to you and the rest of the writers.

Brittanie said...

I am only a reader too. I love your books. My aunt has read the whole series twice. We can't wait for the next book. How many more in the series will be published?

Patty Smith Hall said...

Hey Cheryl, I'm a wreader--been reading Harlequin ssince I was twelve and writing for the past ten years, targeting LH.

But you knew that already!

Patty Hall

Project Journal said...

Hey CHERYL!!!!


I'm a reader, I'd say. I mean, I think it would be incredible to have half the talent of you (or any of the other LI authors/Seekers). However, I think it's one of those maybe someday type of thing. I highly doubt I'm creative enough, though!!

Sorry to hear about your computer. Hope it gets better soon!

Oh! And I CANNOT WAIT FOR STEADFAST SOLDIER!!!!!!!!!!!!! It'll be FANTASTIC I can already tell ; )

Talk to you soon,

Abbi said...


I'm a wreader (like that name). And, BTW, I received Steadfast Soldier in the mail last week. I am a subscriber to the LI and LIH lines so I get books early!


Julie Hilton Steele said...

Truly loved the story as a reader. Read it in less than 24 hours. And it is a great story, beyond the soldier as hero...there is a dog as a character!

Sherri M said...

I am currently a reader, striving to become a writer.

I read Steadfast Soldier, and the book was so wonderful that I wanted to learn more about the author. Cheryl, thank you for sharing your talent. Looking up your web page is how I found Seekerville and this blog. Since I have become a follower of Seekerville, I have been blessed with practical information and knowledge to help me establish my dream and goals.

Shanae said...

i love your books, its hard to find a good book thoguh and through wiht out swearing or any unappropriate comments! so thank you i enjoy reading them imensly! sincerly shanae

authorkathyeberly said...

I am a writer and a reader. I've been reading your books for quite a while and love them all. I absolutely love the Refuge series and I enjoyed Steadfast Soldier very much.

Jan said...

I am a reader with aspirations of writing if I could ever get the discipline to complete something. I've started a couple of projects...

Unknown said...

A reader for sure. Don't usually take the time to write but promise to do more in the future.

Pat Davids said...

I'm a wreader. I read much less than I used to now that I'm a writer, but I don't think the love of the written word ever goes away. Hope not.

Ausjenny said...

Im a reader couldn't write to save myself. I may have an active imagination and maybe even talk it but I cant write it. I am hopeless at journalling also.
I cant wait for a break in books to read your new one (I have about 5 to read first)

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Ellen, LOL! Well I bet I can speak for all of us LI authors when I say that we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE readers.

Thank you!


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Brittanie!

Thank you for the kind words about my books. You rock! Tell your aunt I also appreciate her readership. Wow...she really read it twice? That just made my day.

The next book releases in June...Steadfast Soldier, if you haven't gotten it yet.

Then I hope to be able to have Brock's story contracted by the end of the year, which means it would release sometime in the next couple of years.

Then I will probably work on a new series that I hope you will love just as well or even better than Wings of Refuge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Patty! You have no idea how excited I will be for you once you get that LH call! You wholeheartedly deserve it and have worked hard. Here's to hoping for it soon!

Thank you for commenting. Always great to hear from you!


Cheryl Wyatt said...


Been missing you! SO glad you stopped by.

I hope you love Steadfast Soldier. The dog in that story is very special to me because we had a Lab like him for 17 years...same name too. Midnight.

So proud of you girl, and all your accomplishments. Keep up the great work. I totally need to get you in touch with my niece. She has much in common with you.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Cindy, I have a good feeling about you and your characters! Hope they come to life on the page SOON!

If you haven't joined ACFW, I HIGHLY recommend it. The conference in September isn't one to miss.

Best of luck to you! Keep me posted on your progress!

Many readers love character-driven get to it! Write that book. :-)

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Abbi, love your name!

I hope you enjoy Chance's story once you read it. Let me know.

Thanks for coming by!


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Julie, THANK YOU for your wonderful comments about Steadfast Soldier. I'm THRILLED that you liked it.

Midnight is fashioned after a dog we had growing up. I miss him! I was SO delighted, surprised and touched that the book artist depicted the dog on the cover.

I really appreciate your readership and hope I can always write each book better than the last.

Thank you for coming by!

Cheryl Wyatt said...


Thank you SO much for sharing today. Your words blessed have no idea. I'm thankful for each and every reader. Your kind words will have me grinning from here to Eternity!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I'm glad you are a regular reader of this blog and Seekerville. Love those gals.

Also the Craftie Ladies blog rocks too! Be sure to check it out as well. Lots of LI authors. All LI authors in fact.

I'm getting ready to update my Website too. It's SO behind. LOL!

New content there SOON. Promise.

There's a space on my Web site to sign up for my quarterly newsletter too if you like.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Also, Sherri and all of you who wish to learn to write. Eharlequin has a GREAT community where you can learn to write.

In fact, that's what it's called. I spent a lot of time there and know that it helped me in my journey to publication.

Joining and frequenting (find the eharlequin writing forums) will be very beneficial to you in your own journeys.

Hope each and every one of you persevere!

And seriously, keep me posted on your progress, okay?


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Shanae, I LOVE your name too! How unique! I might fashion a character after it. :-)

I'm thankful that you enjoy the stories. LI books are among my favorite reads too!

These ladies really live the faith you find in their stories. They bless me BIG TIME.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Kathy, I'm SO delighted you're enjoying Wings of Refuge.

I'm kinda sad that the series is coming to a close after Brock's story. Well, we'll hopefully see LOTS more of Refuge in coming books. And maybe catch glimpses of the PJs as they build their families. ;-)

Thank you for your faithful readership. I pray I never disappoint you!


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Jan, be sure and check out Seekerville at

We're a fun group of experienced writers who LOVE to mentor aspiring writers. We have lots of interesting guestbloggers too.

Check it out and be sure to say hi.

Also, and

The writing forums and sense of community at each of these places are very valuable.

We have excellent links to industry blogs too.

But don't let all the craft teachings overwhelm you. The best thing to do sometimes is to simply WRITE. And write. And write.

Being an avid reader (especially with the publisher and line of books you are targeting) is crucial too I think.

Best of luck! Keep me posted.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Rachel, we love readers! You let our created fiction worlds and our characters live in your imaginations! Thanks for your readership.

And thanks for coming by!


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Pat, I KNOW the feeling of not having enough time to read as much as I desire to. My TBR pile has reached Avalanch Level. LOL!

Well, as one who loves your stories, I'm GLAD you're a writer! Keep up the good books!


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Jenny, LOL about not being able to write to save yourself. Sounds like something my granny Nellie would say.

You wouldn't know that by your blog! I love reading it.

I am SO thankful that you read and enjoy LI books and share my love of Cricket!

Thanks for coming by and commenting.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Thanks, everyone, for participating in the poll! Looks like we have an equal mix of readers, writers & wreaders. How exciting!

Be sure to check out Lyn's post for today. I love how she features brave women. I'll bet that's all of you!

Check it out and hope you'll comment there too.



Cheryl Wyatt said...

Karen, thank you! I hope you pursue your dreams.

Check out Seekerville and writing forums there on eharlequin.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!