Nice to meet you,

I’m Cheyenne

 

A few truths about me. I'm relentlessly curious, and happen to love everything on the planet except Swiss cheese. I'm a tomboy who adores polka dots, a Palo Alto native drawn to the past as much as the future, and an outdoors-loving bookworm who’s most at home under a cozy blanket with a good book.

I've been a writer—at least in my own mind—since the age of nine, when I chose to spend my summer vacation penning The Complete History of the United States on binder paper. I may not have taken that particular project past Sir Francis Drake, but the hook was set.

Since then, I've lived an eclectic life in California, Australia, and Singapore. As a marketing executive, I worked with companies like Visa and Nike, then helped take Ancestry.com public. I've also spent three years sailing in Mexico. It's not your average path to novelist, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Lest I accidentally create a false impression of perfection, allow me to offer a few other truths: I was the shyest kid in third grade. I have ADHD and am a wuss about cold weather. If the DMV tested sense of direction, I'd be banned from driving, and I have a procrastination problem that requires every mental trick I know to overcome—though pretty much every day I do.

I could go on, but you get the point. I'm as human a being as they come.

The Prisoner’s Apprentice is my first novel. As it happens, I am also the great-great-grand-niece of Edward Rulloff. Consider yourself warned.

How may I be of service?

Enjoy a Good Read?

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Perhaps a historical true-crime thriller? 

“The Prisoner’s Apprentice grabbed me on page one and swept me up into a rich tapestried world of mystery and intrigue." Lolly Winston

"Astonishing story" —Ellen Sussman

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Writing Woes?

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It's a massive undertaking to write a book. It's also just a set of steps—each of them feasible. But it takes a lot more than craft.

I coach writers on how to develop their unique formula of creativity, confidence, and consistency

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Feeling Salty?

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If you happen to be a sailor, or just sail-curious, you may be interested in the adventures of a couple of cruisers in their first 3 years on the water.

My boyfriend Colin and I are currently land-bound, but hope to be afloat again soon.

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Stories for Readers, Writers, and Sailors

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