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

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meet Bliss Morgan from 'Finding Bliss, the 1st novel to be written using the iPhone 3G

Since news of my new novel Finding Bliss has spread across North America, I've been asked many times why I've decided to write an entire novel using the Notes application on my iPhone 3G. But I haven't really told you much about how Bliss Morgan , the main character, came into existence.

For weeks now I've seen a commercial on TV advertising Bliss chocolates, individually wrapped squares of delicious Hershey's chocolate. The name caught my attention first. Bliss. Then I was drawn to the fancy scroll of the font.

My first thought was, "Wow! That would make a beautiful girl's name."


And--poof! There she was, in my mind, strong and clear, begging for her story to be told.

Bliss--a 14 year old girl with long blond hair and wounded, soulful eyes. Eyes that had seen far too much for a girl her age.

Within seconds her character began to take shape more fully.

Bliss--a damaged teenage girl who doesn't know where she fits in this world.

Bliss--a child of abuse and neglect who is placed in the care of others.

Bliss--a child searching for love in all the wrong places.

Bliss--compulsive liar, thief, child of the streets
Finding Bliss is an emotional, heartwarming story of a damaged teenage girl who must fight to survive in a world of abuse, lies and loss. As she struggles to find herself, Bliss will discover exactly where she belongs and she'll learn that she is worthy of love after all.

I have just started writing Bliss' story, and already she breaks my heart and makes me yearn to help her find her way home.

Since this novel won't be available for a couple of years, you may want to check out Whale Song, a novel that will grip your heart and not let go until you've read the last page. It is a story of love, tragedy, sacrifice and redemption, and it will change the way you view life...and death.

~Cheryl Kaye Tardif,

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