Cherie Reich has always have a love of reading, but she hasn't always been a writer. As a child, she rarely was seen without a book. When Disney's Beauty and the Beast came out, she modeled herself after Belle and was found walking the halls of her elementary school with a book in her hand. She has always been the type to read anything, but the books she enjoyed the most were mystery books. She has always been a big fan of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Her tastes in reading have branched out from Doyle to authors ranging from Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who books to John Maddox Robert's SPQR series to Kathy Reichs and her character of Temperance Brennan.
With a love of Phantom of the Opera, Cherie began to realize a love of writing. She involved herself in roleplaying games where she could write as her favorite characters with other 'phans' of the book and musical. These roleplaying games branched out her writing to Harry Potter roleplaying games and similar genres. She began to write fan fiction, and finally, she wrote her own original stories and poetry. She credits roleplaying for making her the writer she is today.
She has too many favorite authors and genres that she reads to list here, but a few are Michael Crichton, Stephen King, John Grisham, Ian Fleming, J.K. Rowling, and Kathy Reichs.
She has a previously published best selling mystery short story "The Case of the Tom Cat."
Her historical horror short story "Io Saturnalia" has been accepted by Emerald Tales for their third issue "Winter Solstice." It is available for purchase.
"Neptune's Treasure" was accepted into Mertales anthology with Wyvern Publications. It should be out in print in October 2010.
"Once Upon a December Nightmare" was contracted by Wild Child Publishing. It will be published on August 24, 2010.
"Hell Has No Fury" was contracted by WolfSinger Publications for their All About Eve anthology. It is available in print and electronic forms.
"Hounded" was published in the webzine Hazard Cat in March 2010.
"Grave Mistakes" was accepted by Emerald Tales Vol. 2, No. 2 "It was a bright and sunny day" issue. It's available for purchase.
Her flash fiction piece "Zombies Don't Exist" was accepted by Pill Hill Press for their Daily Bites of Flesh 2011 anthology.
Cherie is the third place winner in the Roanoke Valley's BIG READ writing contest. Her short story "A Lesson Learned" will appear in the next issue of the Virginia English Bulletin, a literary magazine.
She has finished the first draft of her first novel titled The Phoenix Prophetess. It involves the fantasy world of Amora and a young woman who has the gift of prophecy. The Phoenix Prophetess will be the first book in her YA fantasy trilogy.
As a NaNoWriMo 2009 participate for the first time, she has finished the first draft of her YA Paranormal novel VIRTUOSO.
She has several short stories that she has written that are seeking good homes as well. Please visit her website for further information.