Author Archives: Cheryl Yeko

About Cheryl Yeko

My writing career began when my wonderful husband bought me a Kindle for Christmas and changed my world. I started reading romance novels, and fell in love with them. I decided to write one myself, and disappeared into my room over a long Wisconsin winter and wrote my debut novel, PROTECTING ROSE. I submitted to a few publishing houses and was offered a contract with Soul Mate Publishing, which I quickly accepted. PROTECTING ROSE went on to win the 2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the romantic suspense category. Well, I was hooked. Today, I'm a multi-published, award-winning author, and live in Wisconsin with my husband Patrick. I love to read, play piano, and spend time with family and friends. I enjoy novels with fast-paced action and steamy romance, protective alpha men and strong heroines. I belong to several writing groups, including Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Sisters in Crime. I can also be found under the pen name of CiCi Cordelia, with my writing partner and BFF, Char Chaffin.

Soul Mate Publishing August Newsletter

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Sentence Structure and Punctuation

Hi, everyone. Today, I’d like to discuss proper sentence construction and punctuation. Pretty boring, right? But, it’s also a very important skill to have, whether you’re an author, a businessperson, or both.  So, I’ll briefly go over what makes up a sentence, … Continue reading

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Win a Free Copy of, Protecting Rose! 2012 Finalist-Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence  It’s all in the name. My husband’s (Patrick) classic ’65 Mustang (yes, the one I mention in, Protecting Rose) needs a name. He’s owned this car since … Continue reading

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My New Years Eve Celebration

2011 was an eventful year, full of excitement as well as sorrows. My novel, Protecting Rose, was published with Soul Mate Publishing and also a finalist in the 2011 Launching a Star contest.  I haven’t been this excited about something … Continue reading

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What Kind of Vacationer Are You?

We all need time to unwind.  Put the daily stresses of work and writing aside and relax.  Refuel our imaginations. I’m writing this blog from Las Vegas, where I’m enjoying an anniversary celebration with my husband Patrick.  I love Vegas.  … Continue reading

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Are you a Panster or a Plotter?

I had no clue what this meant the first time someone asked me.  I had already completed my manuscript for Protecting Rose and was attending a local romance writing conference.  Once it was explained to me I fell in love … Continue reading

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My Writing Journey to PROTECTING ROSE

I dreamed of being a novelist as a young girl, and was voted book-worm when I graduated high school.  Not, to my parent’s dismay, because I was such an academic scholar, but because I was always getting caught with a … Continue reading

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