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A former journalist and English teacher, Cheryl Bolen sold her first book to Harlequin Historical in 1997. That book, A Duke Deceived, was a finalist for the Holt Medallion for Best First Book, and it netted her the title Notable New Author. Since then she has published more than 20 books with Kensington/Zebra, Love Inspired Historical and was Montlake launch author for Kindle Serials. As an independent author, she has broken into the top 5 on the New York Times and top 20 on the USA Today best-seller lists.

Her 2005 book One Golden Ring won the Holt Medallion for Best Historical, and her 2011 gothic historical My Lord Wicked was awarded Best Historical in the International Digital Awards, the same year one of her Christmas novellas was chosen as Best Historical Novella by Hearts Through History. Her books have been finalists for other awards, including the Daphne du Maurier, and have been translated into eight languages.

She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Texas and a master's degree from the University of Houston. Her favorite pursuits are reading diaries of dead English women, traveling to England, and watching the Texas Longhorns play football and basketball. She and her newly retired professor husband are the parents of two sons who claim to be grown. One is an attorney, the other a journalist.

She invites readers to www.CherylBolen.com, or her blog, www.cherylsregencyramblings.wordpress.co or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cheryl-Bolen-Books/146842652076424.

Cheryl's Writing Awards

The Theft Before Christmas

Runner-up Best Historical Novel in the 2014 International Digital Awards

My Lord Wicked

Winner Best Historical Novel in the 2012 International Digital Awards

Christmas at Farley Manor

Winner 2012 Best Historical Novella (Hearts Through History RWA chapter)

With His Lady's Assistance

Finalist, 2012 International Digital Award for long historical

The Earl's Bargain

Finalist, 2012 International Digital Award for long historical

One Golden Ring

First Place,  Best Short Historical, Holt Medallion Contest, 2006
Third Place,  Best Historical, Texas Gold, 2006

The Counterfeit Countess

Honorable Mention, Daphne du Maurier Award for Historical Romantic Mystery Suspense, 2006
Fourth Place,  Best Historical, Texas Gold, 2006

An Improper Proposal

Third Place,  Best Historical, Texas Gold, 2005

With His Ring

Finalist,  Best Historical, Texas Gold, 2003

A Duke Deceived

Notable New Author Award Winner, 1999
Holt Medallion Honorable Mention, Best First Book, 1998

Journalism Awards

Houston Press Club:
1st. place, series
2nd. place, features
3rd. place, spot news reporting
3rd. place, headline writing

Texas Community Newspaper Association:
2nd place, series
2nd. place features

 

Cheryl's eBooks are available at:

Amazon.com for Kindle Reader

Barnes and Noble for Nook reader

Kobo for epub editions

iTunes for iBook editions

Smashwords for epub editions

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