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Cheryl Koevoet

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I am a native Oregonian who has been living in The Netherlands ever since I met and married a dreamy Dutch naval officer more than two decades ago. I love writing the stories I'd love to discover on a bookstore shelf and my Christian faith is a big influence on what I write.

My most important job; however, is that of being a mother to four rapidly-growing young adults. In the precious spare time that I have, I enjoy escaping to other worlds through reading, chilling out with a bowl of popcorn and Netflix or by visiting some exotic destination -- even if it's my neighbor's goat farm down the road.

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Cheryl Koevoet Ha-ha, hah! For some reason, your question makes me laugh!! :0) Maybe it's because I have held down so many different jobs during my life! And thank…moreHa-ha, hah! For some reason, your question makes me laugh!! :0) Maybe it's because I have held down so many different jobs during my life! And thank you for your compliment on my covers -- I have an absolutely FABULOUS cover designer (Najla Qamber) who deserves all the credit!!

I think someone "chooses" to write in the same way that another person decides to become an artist, or a painter, an actor, a comedian or a musician. There is just this inexplicable creative urge to express oneself through craftsmanship by producing something tangible and sharing it with the world.

For me personally, becoming an author gives me the opportunity to tell a meaningful story with a truthful message that makes people think. There is nothing more satisfying than to hear that someone has enjoyed reading my books. In some small way, I feel as if I have made the world a slightly better place and that is truly a rewarding feeling.

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Cheryl Koevoet I love being able to develop characters into real people that I would love to know (or hate!) In fact, at a certain point, they become a part of your…moreI love being able to develop characters into real people that I would love to know (or hate!) In fact, at a certain point, they become a part of your life just as if they were real. One of the most rewarding things about being a writer is watching your characters strive to overcome the seemingly insurmountable challenges that are thrown their way, despite all their faults and deficiencies. You feel proud of them in the same way a parent does when he/she sees their child overcoming obstacles and you just want to cheer!(less)
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Robert Ambros Thank you for accepting my Friend request. Have a great day.

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Cheryl Koevoet Robert wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request. Have a good day. Bob Ambros"

My pleasure, Bob! Thanks for finding me :0)


Robert Ambros Thank you for accepting my friend request. Have a good day. Bob Ambros


Cheryl Koevoet Allison wrote: "Thanks for adding me up, Cheryl! I'm looking forward to having interactions with you! :-)"

Hi Allison -- me too! I'd love to hear your book recommendations! :0)


Allie (A Literary Wanderer) Thanks for adding me up, Cheryl! I'm looking forward to having interactions with you! :-)


Cheryl Koevoet midnightfaerie wrote: "Thanks for the add! I look forward to discussing books with you!"

Hi Midnightfaerie - it's very nice to meet you! Looking forward to swapping book recommendations with you as well :0)


midnightfaerie Thanks for the add! I look forward to discussing books with you!


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