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New York Times Bestselling author Cherry Adair speaks with Diana Belchase for an interview.
A chat with New York Times bestselling author, Cherry Adair, at her home and discuss finding love at first sight (and holding on to love 42 years later).
Romance Writer's of America Mentor of The Year
An adventurer in life as well as writing, New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair moved halfway across the globe from Cape Town, South Africa, to the United States in her early years to become an interior designer. Now a resident of the Pacific Northwest, she shares the award-winning adventures of her fictional T-FLAC counterterrorism operatives with her readers.
Always an adventurer in life as well as writing, New York Times best-selling author Cherry Adair moved halfway across the globe from Cape Town, South Africa to the United States in her early years to become an interior designer. Now a resident of the Pacific Northwest she shares the award- winning adventures of her fictional T-FLAC counter terrorism operatives with her readers.
Cherry settled in beautiful San Francisco, where she started what eventually became a thriving interior design business. "I loved being a designer because it was varied and creative, and I enjoyed working with the public." A voracious reader when she was able to carve out the time, Cherry found her brain crowded with characters and stories of her own. "Eventually," she says, "the stories demanded to be told."
When asked why she chooses to write romantic action adventure, she says, "Who says you can’t have adventure and a great love life? Of course if you’re talking about an adventurous love life, that’s another thing altogether. I write romantic suspense coupled heart-pounding adventure because I like to entertain, and nothing keeps readers happier than a roller-coaster read, followed by a happy ending."
Popular on the workshop circuit, Cherry gives lively classes on writing and the writing life. Pulling no punches when asked how to become a published writer, Cherry insists, "Sit your butt in the chair and write. There's no magic to it. Writing is hard work. It isn't for sissies or whiners."
Cherry loves to spend time at home. A corner desk keeps her focused on writing, but the windows behind her, with a panoramic view of the front gardens, are always calling her to come outside and play. Her office has nine-foot ceilings, a fireplace, a television and built-in bookcases that will house approximately 3,500 paperback books.
"What can I say? My keeper shelf has been breeding in the middle of the night, rather like dry-cleaners' wire clothes hangers.”
upcoming titles for 2014/2015
Fall 2014 GIDEON (Single Title standalone)
Spring 2015 BLUSH (Single Title standalone)
UNDERTOW Enhanced eBook (Cutter Cay book 1)
RIPTIDE Enhanced eBook (Cutter Cay book 2)
VORTEX Enhanced eBook (Cutter Cay book 3)
Summer 2015 DARE (Darius and Lauren – Single Title standalone)
STORMCHASER (Cutter Cay book 4)
HURRICANE (Cutter Cay book 5)
Fall 2015 WHIRLPOOL (Cutter Cay book 6)
AFTERGLOW receives the Coffee Time Reviewer's Recommendation Award (CTRR) from Coffee Time Romance & More. This award recognizes outstanding writing styles in all book types and genres.
HUSH wins Romantic Times Best Action Adventure Paranormal Award
PRO Mentor of the Year Award 2011
Interview with Cherry on White Heat
Paul Gude interviews bestselling romance author Cherry Adair about her upcoming novel, "White Heat."
Scorching passion, gritty danger, and testosterone-fueled action blend flawlessly together in the latest addition to Adair’s hot and suspenseful Men of T-FLAC series. -- John Charles, Booklist
Cherry reveals the process behind her novel that Publisher's Weekly describes as, "...a steamy fusion of romance and heart-stopping suspense..."
Cherry Adair's Rat Story
Cherry Adair's Rat Story
Best-selling romance author Cherry Adair relates a pivotal moment from her writing career.