Welcome to Author Cheryl Abbott
I’m a Hoosier native from Marion, Indiana. After high school, I moved to Florida, trading farm lands for sandy shores. I’m still a mid-westerner at heart, but at the core…I’m a beach-loving, sandal-wearing, ocean air-breathing addict.
In all honesty, I never thought I’d be a writer. And I’m embarrassed to admit that I never really started reading novels until well out of high school. Maybe that’s why I love young adult. I’m making up for all that lost time. Somewhere along the road of my public relations career, I decided to stop writing news releases, magazine articles and a few too many press kits and instead began focusing on what I really enjoyed…creative writing. Creativity is what attracts me in so many areas of life. I am constantly amazed by what people envision and create.
I feel truly blessed that life has taken me in directions I never imagined, leading me to what I never knew I always wanted.
I have an incredibly supportive husband and two amazing, hilarious little boys. I am convinced that my five-year-old son is the best negotiator with a vocabulary well beyond his grade level. And I love it! Maybe one day he’ll be one of my new favorite authors. In the meantime, I’m thrilled both boys share a passion for books.
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REM: A Dreamer’s Gift
rapid eye movement
The rapid, periodic, jerky movement of the eyes during certain stages of the sleep cycle when dreaming takes place.
Seventeen-year-old Bradalynn Collier is used to enduring night after night of unbearable restlessness. In the quiet darkness while everyone else sleeps, dreams that are not only hers take possession of her mind. Brady thinks her gift for entering the subconscious minds of others is a curse—until she meets the mysterious Alexander Connelly on her first day of her junior year in high school.
Alexander is a new transfer student whose mesmerizing green eyes seem to stare straight through Brady. Against the advice of her best friend, Doug Rothen, Brady decides to venture into the dark nights of Alexander’s slumber. As she suffers through his relentless nightmares, becoming emotionally attached along the way, Brady finds reason to finally gain control of her unique ability. But just as an unexpected relationship emerges and blurs the line in her friendship with Doug, a devastating accident forces Brady to make an unthinkable decision.
In this compelling tale, Brady must betray the trust of others and make a choice that has the potential to tear her away from the only dream she now desires—a life with Alexander Connelly.
1 copy of REM
Paperback open to US only, Ebook Internationally