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Since being named Notable New Author for 1997, Cheryl Bolen has published more than 35 books with Kensington/Zebra, Harlequin, Love Inspired Historical, Montlake, and independently. She has broken into the top 5 on the New York Times and hit the USA Today bestseller list. Her 2005 One Golden Ring won Best Historical, Holt Medallion, and her 2011 My Lord Wicked was awarded Best Historical in the International Digital Awards, the same year her Christmas novella was chosen as Best Novella. Her books have been finalists for other awards, including the Daphne du Maurier, and have been translated into eight languages. She’s also been the number 1 bestselling historical romance author in Germany.

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Cheryl Bolen A very astute observation, Vaneeta. You are so right! I know many of my earlier works (I've been published for 20 years) probably used the same overdo…moreA very astute observation, Vaneeta. You are so right! I know many of my earlier works (I've been published for 20 years) probably used the same overdone tropes, and after writing three dozen Regencies, it's difficult to find something unique. That's why my books aren't coming out as fast these days. I don't want to repeat, and I don't want to write the same book everyone else is writing. I do believe I took great pains that my last three full-length novels were unique. They were Countess by Coincidence, Oh What a (Wedding) NIght, and Miss Hastings' Excellent London Adventure. (This month I learned that last year's Oh What a (Wedding) Night was second place for Best Historical of 2016 in the International Digital Awards, so I believe readers did enjoy it.) Right now, I'm shooting down every single plot that pops into my head because it's been done before. Very sad.(less)
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Cheryl Bolen Thanks, Linda, for your friendship! I love readers and totally understand what a passion reading is because I would rather read than anything.


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Linda Thank you for being a new friend. I just got another of your books today... Can't wait to read it. I love reading more than anything. It is my passion and I always, always have a book going. Sometimes two, but usually I focus on one at a time if it is a really good one and I've read many good ones from authors on this wonderful site. Have a great week. :)


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