Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Canadian suspense with a killer twist
Booklist raves, “Tardif, already a big hit in Canada…a name to reckon with south of the border.”
Cheryl Kaye Tardif is a Canadian suspense author who enthusiastically tackles sensitive questions and terrifying scenarios that most people don’t like to even think about. From psychic investigators, abuse in the foster care system, serial killers, fountain of youth serums, nanotechnology, conspiracies, bullying, racism, assisted suicide, child abductions, sexual assault, alcoholism, drug addiction, mind control and more, she delves into the human psyche and picks at our worst fears.
Cheryl has completed her next novel, Children of the Fog, a chilling novel that is part suspense and part horror. Children of the Fog explores a parent's worse nightmare. 'You have ten seconds to make a decision: let a madman take your child, or watch your son die. Choose!' She is now working on Divine Justice, the second in the Divine mystery series, and she is working on a nonfiction book for parents who are grieving the loss of a child.
News Update:Cheryl recently signed with a respected New York literary agency.
Born in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Cheryl Kaye Tardif was a "military brat" and a "military wife" who has lived all across Canada and in Bermuda. She now resides in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband Marc, her daughter Jessica and the family dog.
“Cheryl Kaye Tardif specializes in mile-a-minute pot-boiler mysteries.” – Edmonton Sun
Email: cherylktardif (at) shaw.ca
Short stories: “Picture Perfect” on Amazon (Amazon Shorts) October 2006 “Atrophy” in Silver Moon Magazine, March 2006 “Ouija” in Silver Moon Magazine, October 2005.
Articles: “Book Signings: Meet the Readers–Your Best Friends” in Films and Books Magazine, October 2006 “Murder Walls for Crime Novelists” in Films and Books Magazine, October 2006 and InSinC Newsletter, Sisters in Crime, Sept 2006 “Building a Character Wall” in WestWord Magazine, Vol 25 #6, Nov/Dec 2005 “Book Signings are Pure Gold” in WestWord Magazine, Vol 27 #4, Jul/Aug 2005 “Health & Beauty” (monthly column) in The Masset Eagle, 1986 “Masset Meanderings” (weekly column) in The Queen Charlotte Island Observer, 1980-1981
Poetry: “Lost Innocence ~ A Dunblane Tragedy” in Fields of Gold. Owings Mills: Watermark Press, 1996 “God Bless the Soldiers” in The Chatham Observer, 1991
Produced screenplays, scripts & plays: Face to Faith. Musical Production/Play. Edmonton: Millwoods Presbyterian Church, 1997 One Voice ~ One World. PSA Script. Red Deer: RDTV and Shaw TV Red Deer, 2003
Awards: Nominated, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award, 2004 Third place, PSA script contest, 2003, One Voice ~ One World. It was produced and aired on cable channels in Alberta
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