Long ago and far away when I first dared to admit to others I was writing more than lesson plans for school, I found Cheryl in an online writers’ group. For almost four years, Cheryl has devoted herself not only to her craft, but to uplifting everyone whose lives are fortunate enough to be hovering near hers. She has encouraged me, listened to me whine, and prayed for me; usually all in one telephone conversation. I admire her firm conviction in God’s timing, and her willingness to step out in faith. I am truly excited to be able to introduce Cheryl’s book on my blog. It’s not often that we can share in the seed of someone’s dream and be able to witness it blossom.
Pssst!! Hey people! This is eight-year-old Bradley…Cheryl Wyatt‘s child character from her first book, A Soldier’s Promise. Shhh….don’t tell her I snuck in here and took over her post for today on Christa’s blog.
Hey, did you know Christa writes almost as good if not better than Cheryl? Shhh! Don’t tell her I said that neither. Forgive me if I ain’t usin’ good grammer or spelling. Miss Harker from the book says it’s cuz I use to live in a dugout….errr….or was that a drug house? Anyway I just wanted to zip in here and say you should all go out and get this book…well, because it feetures adorable ME!
Cheryl tries to say she doesn’t put much of herself into her characters…but I hafta tell you a secret. You know how Amber in A Soldier’s Promise is kinda techno logically challenged? Well….cherylistoo…but you didn’t hear that from me. Nuh-uh. She’s like Amber…she knows just enuf to pose a danger to her hard drive and her sanity. That’s how come I can hijack her post. He he he. See, in the picture she’s trying to think her story by osmosis. He he! Not really, just joshin’ ya.
So anyway, you gotta get this book. I’m sirius. Me and Psychokitty are the best things goin’ since….peanut butter. That’s me hugging Joel on the cover. Ain’t I cute?
Speaking of peanut butter, if, after reading mine and Joel and Amber’s story, anyone can tell me my favorite brand of peanut butter….and post it here on Christa’s blog by Valentine’s Day…..I will pester Cheryl until she sends the first person who guesses it right an autographed copy of my buddy Manny’s story in March.
OH! OH! Almost forgot the best part…Cheryl‘s GIVING AWAY an iPod in a contest. Chances to win are only for people who prescribe to her newsletter on her Web site. Or is that subscribe? Anyway, you sign up in the little yellow box that says “Join Cheryl Wyatt‘s Author Mailing List” and the info will come in her January newsletter. I wish I could enter!!! But she says characters aren’t elagible, eligible, elergerble…able to enter.
Okay…I think I hear Cheryl comin’ gotta run!
Bradley from A Soldier’s Promise
Oh..and did you know my story is winning awards and stuff? Okay, well ONE award so far. Or at least I heard Cheryl screeching about it. She said it got a Top Pick from Row Man Tick Times. Purty cool, eh? I know it’s ’cause of me because I’m so cute and all.
Day-ay-ay!!! I mean HONK! She’s here….BYE!
GO GET THE BOOK!
Bradley left so quickly he forgot to mention A Soldier’s Family , the next book in the Wings of Refuge series, will be available in March.