I’m baaaaccckkk!

Our vacation in Novia Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada was an absolute delight! We did some great sightseeing and had wonderful adventures – quite possibly some of these experiences will make it into a future novel? I will be blogging about my trip on my MySpace blog at http://blog.myspace.com/rikki613 – check it out!

Now that I am back, it is back to the business of writing and my books

This month I am a featured author on RomancingtheNovel.com – readers can also enter to win an autographed copy of my latest novel Forgotten; Deadline to enter is August 31, 2008.

Beginning Fri, Aug 22 you can read reviews about Forgotten on my Xanga blog. It’s a great book and a terrific read, even if I do say so myself (no, I did not write these reviews, LOL).

Bartlett’s Rule is the
August Book of the Month at
Origin Books
Art and Coffee
in the Nanuet Mall
Nanuet NY

Bartlett’s Rule by Chelle Cordero
is available at Origin Books!

Bartlett’s Rule will be the topic for
a Book Club Discussion Group
at Origin Books Art and Coffee
Sunday, September 7, 2008 1-3PM
Nanuet Mall, Suite 1021 75 West Rte 59Nanuet, New York 10954 (directions)

Stay tuned for some EXCITING news about Courage of the Heart! Another great love story by Chelle Cordero.

Buy Forgotten from Vanilla Heart Publishing, from Amazon.com, and from BarnesandNoble.com~or~ ask for it in the store and they can get it in for you from the main warehouse. Forgotten is also in E-book edition

Buy Bartlett’s Rule from Vanilla Heart Publishing, from Amazon.com, and from BarnesandNoble.com ~or~ ask for it in the store and they can get it in for you from the main warehouse. Bartlett’s Rule is also in E-Book edition. Bartlett’s Rule is ON THE SHELVES at Origin Books, Art & Coffee in Nanuet NY.

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About Chelle Cordero – Who am I?

I admit freely that I am a hopeless romantic.

The younger of two daughters, I grew up in the Bronx (NYC) and watched my parents’ terrific love affair with each other. I always got the feeling that they were still on their honeymoon in their nearly 32 years of marriage.

I attended the High School of Art & Design and studied Theatre Arts (lighting and scenery design) and studied acting at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. While in high school, I studied creative writing under renowned poet Daisy Aldan. I continued my studies in drama at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. I had my first newspaper piece published when I was in college in both the Bronx Press Review and in my university newspaper – it was about a 16 year old boy who was killed trying to save a mugging victim in the subway.

It was while I was volunteering in the NYC Auxiliary Police Dept that I met my husband-to-be; I disliked him intensely (the feeling was mutual). My dad, also a volunteer, liked him though and tried “setting us up”. I finally went out with the guy. Mark and I dated for 2-weeks when he “kidnapped” me after a dinner party at a friend’s house and refused to bring me home until I accepted his proposal –

I said no 3 times and finally said yes only so he would bring me home! We are married now for 32 ½ years.

We have 2 wonderful children – our daughter Jenni is married to Jason and lives nearby; our son Marc lives at home and has a lovely girlfriend, Trish. We all (and I mean ALL 6 of us) volunteer with our local ambulance corps in addition to our “real lives”. My husband is a freelance photographer and Audio-Visual consultant (Mark is also a graduate of Art & Design HS but we did not meet there), my daughter is a Paramedic, my son is an EMT and me… I’m a writer.

I worked in a few wonderful and interesting jobs before I stayed home, pregnant with my daughter, and decided to be a full time freelance writer. I have had many articles and features published in local and national newspapers and magazines and I have a monthly column in 1st Responder Newspaper. But I always wanted to grow up and become a novelist…

(…read the full interview at RomancingtheNovel.com during the month of August.