Thank you for visiting my site. I’m Cheryl Norman and I write romance (and sometimes, cookbooks, too). As long as I can remember, I’ve loved to write. Trixie Belden stories and Nancy Drew mysteries inspired me to write my first mystery (in #2 pencil, at the age of 13).
Although life sidetracked my writing ambitions, I eventually returned to fiction writing and won the 2003 EPIC award for best contemporary romance (Last Resort). My writing has hit many sub-genres, everything from cozy mysteries to romantic suspense, time-travel to inspirational. The common denominator is romance. There is always a romance going on in my stories. ♥
I combined my passions for writing and for healthful cooking by publishing four cookbooks. My favorite activities— walking/hiking (and at one time, running), sewing, cooking, reading, classic cars, and motor home travel—figure prominently in my fiction. I collect teapots, aprons, and friends.
A survivor of breast cancer, I advocate early detection, so do those monthly BSEs! I participate in Relay for Life and other events to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
My favorite mode of travel is the road trip, especially with an RV. Having visited all fifty states, plus parts of Canada and Mexico, my husband and I have settled in the northeastern region of Florida (quite near my fictional Drake Springs) with one very spoiled poodle. Our modest home is surrounded by pines, oaks, and magnolias. We’re visited by deer, raccoon, rabbits, and hawks (and some snakes!). Despite the occasional reptile, it’s a perfect writers retreat.