Nice to meet you. I’m Cheyenne.
Shall we start with a few easy truths? I'm relentlessly curious, and love pretty much everything on the planet except Swiss cheese. I've been a writer since the age of nine when I spent my summer vacation working on a book.
It took forty more years before I published my first novel, but The Prisoner’s Apprentice won the 2022 IRDA Award for Historical Fiction, was awarded an Indie BRAG Medallion, and was a finalist for the Eric Hoffman Historical Fiction Award. So maybe it was time well spent.
Are we friends yet? Here's a few harder truths. I was the shyest kid in third grade. I have ADHD and am a wuss about cold water. If the DMV tested for sense of direction, I'd be banned from driving. Also, I have a wicked procrastination problem.
Ready for the deeper stuff? What really moves me? I live for adventure.
I’ve been lucky enough to travel to 33 countries, been awed by the Northern Lights and the Southern Cross, showered in a herd of elephants and stalked a mob of kangaroos from the basket of a balloon. I’ve eaten croissants in Paris, pretzels in Munich, baklava in Gaziantep, and cachapas in Caracas. I’ve run a marathon, hiked the Tetons, and sailed 5000 miles in California and Mexico. Add to that all the incredible people in my life, and I’ve been gifted far, far more than my allotment of goodness.
I aim to earn it forward.
One word at a time.