Cheryl Anne Gardner

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Cheryl Anne Gardner is a hopeless dark romantic, lives in a haunted house, and often channels the spirits of Poe, Kafka, and de Sade. She prefers novellas and flash fiction to writing bios because she always seems to forget what point of view she is in. When she isn’t writing, she likes to chase marbles on a glass floor, eat lint, play with sharp objects, and make taxidermy dioramas with dead flies. Her writing has been described as "beautifully grotesque," her characters "deliciously disturbed." Her short fiction has been published in dozens of journals including Dustbin, Hobo Pancakes, Carnage Conservatory, Pure Slush, Negative Suck, Danse Macabre, and at The Molotov Cocktail among others. She lives with her husband on the East Coast USA, ...more

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Average rating: 4.13 · 70 ratings · 32 reviews · 9 distinct works
The Kissing Room

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The Thin Wall

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And Death Dreamt Us All

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Logos

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Knowing Joe

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The Splendor of Antiquity

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Back in Time for Spring

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All two dedicated followers of mine might have noticed that posts have been few and far between. They might have even wondered why, or not, but it wasn’t because I fell off the edge of the earth or grew weary of talking about cats and books.


I just got back to a normal life again after recovering from surgery in March.


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Picked this up after watching the series. It's an interesting premise, but I was hoping for more backstory on the 9 and the process, but the book is mostly focused on the police detective type stuff. Not a bad thing. I just wanted some more detail.
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Let the Old Dreams Die is a macabre little story collection, and by macabre, I mean suspenseful not full blown horrifying. I am a fan of the author: Handling the Undead is my all-time favorite zombie story, and Let the Right One In is right up there ...more
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I read a fair amount of animal rescue material. Cats, dogs, other wildlife. Books written by ordinary people and wildlife professionals alike, and so I can agree 100% that the overarching principle here in this book, as well as in many other rescue p

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“I don't write plot-driven stories. Plotting feels too contrived and constraining to me. I posit. I agitate. I present contradictions, and in that respect, I suppose I write belief-driven stories. The point A to point B happens when the main character questions a belief they have at the beginning only to realize at the end that they were wrong.

The wade through the mud is what interests me.”
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“Women have the right to be whatever kind of woman they want to be. Whatever kind of feminist they want to be, or not. I’m a woman writer. Some of my fiction is soft and poetic. Some of my fiction is horrifying and aggressive. My being a woman has no bearing on how I write. Or what I choose to write about. My being a woman is just my gender. It has very little to do with who I am as a person. So don’t box me in or tell me how to be GIRL. It’s the only thing I’ve figured out how to do, and I do it my way.”
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“I loved them all equally, from the short story, to the poem, to the play, for nothing could touch me so deeply as a well-placed word.”
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“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
Henri Matisse

“Other than the voices in my head, I think I’m pretty normal.”
Tom Upton, Tiny Voices

“Debasement? Yes, I write about debasement. I write about a lot of nasty things: obsession, violence, sex, religion, politics, death, and mental illness, but all this is just subject matter. I simply present arguments. Fact. Flawed logic. I write about humanity -- I write about monsters.

And we are all just adulterated meat.”
Cheryl Anne Gardner

“Women have the right to be whatever kind of woman they want to be. Whatever kind of feminist they want to be, or not. I’m a woman writer. Some of my fiction is soft and poetic. Some of my fiction is horrifying and aggressive. My being a woman has no bearing on how I write. Or what I choose to write about. My being a woman is just my gender. It has very little to do with who I am as a person. So don’t box me in or tell me how to be GIRL. It’s the only thing I’ve figured out how to do, and I do it my way.”
Cheryl Anne Gardner

“Expectations serve no purpose except to hinder experience.

When all expectations are abandoned, life becomes an adventure instead of a well-plotted journey.”
Cheryl Anne Gardner




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