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The novel based on the shocking true story of Edward Rulloff: the 19th century physician, linguist fluent in 27 languages—and serial killer. 

About the Book

Cheyenne Richards is a writer, sailor, and founder of Your BETTEREST.

The Prisoner’s Apprentice is her debut novel. 

Writer

Cheyenne writes historical fiction. The Prisoner's Apprentice is her first novel, inspired by a shocking family secret.

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Sailor

Cheyenne and Colin refer to their nomadic sailing lives as Working the Dream. Temporarily land-bound, they hope to be afloat soon.

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Founder & CEO

Passionate about scientific behavior change, Cheyenne founded a wellness company to help people become their best selves.

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