Mystery, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, horror & YA by "Cheryl Kaye Tardif" & romance by "Cherish D'Angelo". Cheryl is represented by Trident Media Group in NY.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Who should read Whale Song?

Back in 2003, when I wrote Whale Song, I envisioned my audience as mainly adult women--30-60. I've been surprised to see that a younger crowd has found Whale Song. I now have readers as young as 7. And I have many readers older than 60. My oldest reader is 108 and lives in Australia. She's actually Ollie, the world's oldest blogger.

Even more surprising, I've had a number of boys and men read Whale Song and enjoy it. At a signing in Richmond, BC, last summer, I sold more copies to boys between 8-15 than ever before. One of them emails me now and then. :)

Whale Song has a very strong and powerful message of love, forgiveness and hope, and some people who have read my novel have been changed by the message. I have received emails saying that Whale Song has healed broken relationships, mended some and helped some come to terms with a tragedy or death in their lives. I am truly blessed to hear such things!

Sometimes I am asked: "Who should read Whale Song?" So here's my answer.

Whale Song should be read by:

  • mothers
  • daughters
  • sisters
  • aunts
  • grandmothers
  • best friends
  • teachers
  • librarians
  • caregivers
  • book clubs (definitely!)
  • anyone 7-108, male or female, who enjoys an emotional read

Whale Song should also be read by people dealing with:

  • abuse
  • loss
  • grief
  • death
  • racial discrimination
  • bullying
  • leaving friends behind
  • relationship problems
  • lack of faith or hope

And it should be read by those searching for:

  • hope
  • forgiveness
  • faith

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