Monday, December 31, 2007


Hey all...some interviews have already been posted...such as Novel Journey's, etc, etc.
Here is the schedule for the remainder of my blog tour for my debut novel, "A Soldier's Promise."
Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to my friend Camy Tang for helping me to schedule this tour. She's been my winglady through this and I couldn't have pulled it off without her.
Each interview and guestblog has different content. Enjoy as you're able:

Dec-19 hosting by Margaret Daley
Jan-1 Interview (this will be up the entire month of Jan) Lacy Williams
Jan-1 Interview, Stacey
Jan-2 Interview Lena Dooley
Jan-2 Interview and review, Susan Stitch
Jan-3 Guestblog, Danica Favorite-McDonald
Jan-4 Interview, Nike Chillemi Shoutlife ,Crime, Fiction and Faith
Jan-5 Guestblog, Angie Breidenbach
Jan-6 and 7 Interview and review, Brittanie (A Book Lover Forever), Brittanie (Xanga)
Jan-7 Interview, Lynette Eason
Jan-8 Short quote, Jill Elizabeth Nelson
Jan-9 Guestblog, Patricia Woodside
Jan-10 Interview, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Writing by Faith
Jan-11 Guestblog, Myra Johnson
Jan-11 Guestblog, Janet Dean
Jan-11 Guestblog, Peg Phifer
Jan-12 Interview, Leanna Ellis
Jan-13 Interview, Ronie Kendig
Jan-14 Interview, Camy Tang
Jan-15 Interview, Crystal Miller
Jan-16 Guestblog, Pammer James
Jan-16 Guestblog, Christa Allan
Jan-17 Blog post, Heather Diane Tipton
Jan-17 Review, Interview, Guestblog, Hope Chastain, Hope (Yahoo 360)
Jan-18 Interview, Cara Putman, also this review.
Jan-18 Interview, Mindy Obenhaus
Jan-19 Guestblog, Linda Rondeau
Jan-20 Review, Mary Connealy
Jan-21 Review and Interview, Cynthia Hawkins
Jan-21 Interview, Missy Tippens
Jan-21 Interview, Jennifer AlLee, Jennifer (Shoutlife)
Jan-22 Review, Deborah
Jan-23 Interview, Amber Miller
Jan-23 Review Sally Bradley
Jan-24 Review, Pattie Reitz, Psttie (blogspot)
Jan-25 Interview and Review, Deena Peterson
Jan-26 Review and Interview, Shauna Sturge
Jan-27 Review and interview, Dineen Miller
Jan-28 Interview and Review, Marjorie Vawter
Jan-29 Review, Donna Fleisher
Jan-30 Interview and Review, Michelle Rodgers, Michelle (Shoutlife)
Feb-29 Interview, Margaret Daley

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Featured on Jennifer Ailee's Blog

What are people saying about A Soldier's Promise?
Check out Jennifer Ailee's review from the 28th.

-- ~~High-Caliber Romance, High-Octane Faith~~  
Gal. 2:20 Pouring my vial of words over Him.

Available on Pre order now!
A SOLDIER'S PROMISE~ Steeple Hill LI ~ Jan. 2008  RT TOP PICK!
A SOLDIER'S FAMILY~ Steeple Hill LI~Mar. 2008

Gotta Love American Ingenuity..LOL!

A friend who knows I love anything military, e-mailed me these pictures and the story behind them. I got a good chuckle out of it.

The Story: For those too young to remember, or maybe never knew, during the Vietnam conflict, carriers were so woefully short of ordinance that missions were often launched with only a half load just to keep the sortie rate up so that the REMF's in DC would not send out blistering messages about failure to support the war effort, etc.
Given that the loss rate approached, and sometime exceeded, one aircraft a day, all will understand that there was a degree of reticence to launch with less than a full load -- if I must dance with the elephant at least let's make it worth while. Nevertheless, the indomitable spirit of the carrier aviators, and their squadron-mates, prevailed in some rather perverse way.

I have every hope that today's successors to the mantel left at the Cubi "O" Club bar persevere as well. Kick the tires, light the fires, bolt for the blue and brief on guard -- last one up is lead. Back in 'Nam', if you weren't on USS MIDWAY in Oct 1965, I thought you'd get a kick out of one squadron's ingenuity. Yes, this really happened. Once again history is stranger then fiction, an d a lot funnier:

The USS Midway VA-25's Toilet Bomb.

In October 1965, CDR Clarence J. Stoddard, Executive Officer of VA-25 "Fist of the Fleet", flying an A-1H Skyraider, NE/572 "Paper Tiger II" from Carrier Air Wing Two aboard USS Midway carried a special bomb to the North Vietnamese in commemoration of the 6-millionth pound of ordnance dropped. This bomb was unique because of the type... it was a toilet!

The following is an account of this event, courtesy of Clint Johnson, Captain, USNR Ret. Captain Johnson was one of the two VA-25 A-1 Skyraider pilots credited with shooting down a MiG-17 on June 20, 1965. Clint Johnson was also a classmate and Company-mate of mine at the Naval Academy.

572 was flown by CDR C. W. "Bill" Stoddard. His wingman in 577 was LCDR Robin Bacon, who had a wing station mounted movie camera (the only one remaining in the fleet from WWII).

The flight was a Dixie Station strike (off South Vietnam) going to the Delta. When they arrived in the target area and CDR Stoddard was reading the ordnance list to the FAC, he ended with "and one code name Sani-flush".

The FAC couldn't believe it and joined up to see it. It was dropped in a dive with LCDR Bacon flying tight wing position to film the drop. When it came off, it turned hole to the wind and almost struck his airplane.

It made a great ready room movie. The FAC said that it whistled all the way down. The toilet was a damaged toilet, which was going to be thrown overboard.

One of our plane captains rescued it and the ordnance crew made a rack, tailfins and nose fuse for it. The squadron flight deck checkers maintained a position to block the view of the Captain and Air Boss while the aircraft was taxiing onto the cata pult. Just as it was being shot off we got a 1MC message from the bridge, "What the hell was on 572's right wing?"

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Though my book doesn't "officially" release until January 1st...I'm hearing reports from several people from different states that they've spotted my book in Wal-Mart for the past few days!!!

In fact, one aunt said there were 9 one day...she went back the next day and there were only THREE left!


Let's pray those things fly off the shelves!


Go to Wal-Mart....pick up your copy of A Soldier's'd make a WONDERFUL stocking stuffer or last minute Christmas present!

It is also available on Eharlequin in Large Print and eBook formats.


Cheryl Wyatt

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Featured on Margaret Daley's Blog TODAY!

I am a guest on Margaret Daley's blog this week.

Either cut and paste that link to your browser, or click the Title Header of this blog post to be taken to Margaret's blog.

She is having a drawing for the book this week for my first book--Love Inspired, A Soldier's Promise. Email her at margaretdaley @ (close spaces) if you want
to be entered. Her interview with me will go up today. Scroll back to read my bio, blurb and review if you so wish. I hope you will race right over and leave comments on Margaret's blog...which is WONDERFUL by the way.

She LOVES you will soon see.

While you're sure and ask her about "Flo."


Also.....her novel, Heart of the Family, Love Inspired, Dec. 2007 is a Top Pick! in Romantic Times!!!

You may still be able to purchase her book Buried Secrets, Love Inspired Suspense, Oct. 2007

and Family for Keeps/Sadie's Hero, LI Classic, Aug. 2007

Her website is full of helpful hints for aspiring writers as well.

Hope you will drop by the interview and leave a comment for Margaret or Flo. Grin.


Cheryl Wyatt (aka Squirrel)

Monday, December 17, 2007


We (me, God and A Soldier's Promise) are featured here today:

If that link doesn't come through, either copy and paste it into your browser or click the "Featured on NOVEL JOURNEY" title header above.

Drop by and say Hey! if you have a moment! Let the Novel Journey gals know what a great job they do. It is a wonderful site with tons of interviews to lose yourself in.


Cheryl (aka Squirrel)


With the impending release of my debut novel in January, several blogs are graciously featuring me and my book over the next several weeks.

Some folks are doing reviews, some are doing interviews, some are having me do a guestblog. Most are going to be holding drawings for an autographed copy of my book on one (in some instances two) of their blogs. That's over 50 chances to win an autographed copy of my debut novel. So be sure and tell your romance reader friends and family.

On part of the blog tour, A Soldier's Promise main characters Amber, Joel and Bradley will be making guest appearances as well. :-) That should be fun, especially for those of you who've written to tell me that you've finished the book and hated to see the characters' stories end.

Also, the interviews aren't canned, meaning the same interview is posted on numerous blogs. Nope. We're bringing you all original content with this tour. Each interview features different questions than other interviews, and even some varying pictures. If the interviewer did happen to ask a question that I'd already been asked on a previous interview, I gave a different answer. LOL! For instance, if they asked what was the best piece of writing advice I've ever received, I'd mention the second best piece of advice.

So stay tuned for those blog links.

As soon as I get a concrete schedule for my blog tour, I will post it here.

Thanks for your support!

Cheryl Wyatt (aka Squirrel)

Friday, December 14, 2007

BIG Surprise

See if you can watch this "Christmas Surprise" video without crying.......
I couldn't......
REALLY touching.

-- ~~High-Caliber Romance, High-Octane Faith~~  
Gal. 2:20 Pouring my vial of words over Him.

Available on Pre order now!
A SOLDIER'S PROMISE~ Steeple Hill LI ~ Jan. 2008  RT TOP PICK!
A SOLDIER'S FAMILY~ Steeple Hill LI~Mar. 2008

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Memories, Mammaries, and a Merry Blush and Cringe

Ye know....
The Spellchecker is wonderful.....
MOST of the time.
Thing is, it will not pick up on wrong word usage like is does misspelled words.
Which is fine...except when the misspelled word is spelled correctly as a word you didn't intend, and Spellchecker changes it to the wrong word....and I mean the WAY wrong word. I know, I know..spellchecker can't change anything without a human plinking a button. Or so we think.
I was proofreading my proposal today and THANKFULLY caught this:
Nolan stepped toward her on the bridge. Mammories assaulted him.
Hmm...THAT jumped out at me for sure. LOL!
I KNOW I typed in "Memories"......
Or so I thought.

-- ~~High-Caliber Romance, High-Octane Faith~~  
Gal. 2:20 Pouring my vial of words over Him.

Available on Pre order now!
A SOLDIER'S PROMISE~ Steeple Hill LI ~ Jan. 2008  RT TOP PICK!
A SOLDIER'S FAMILY~ Steeple Hill LI~Mar. 2008

Sunday, December 09, 2007


I've been crazy busy filling out interviews for my blog tour. It's been a whirwind but SO fun.
Anyway, today, I (THANK YOU GOD!!) realized after I sent a particular set of answers back to one of my blog tour participats, (waving to Nike Chilemi) that I posted the WRONG link to an author I'd mentioned.
In the interview, I mentioned that my heroine (Amber) in A Soldier's Promise looks exactly like a fellow Steeple Hill author.
So I provided the link.....
Except it was WRONG. I gave dot com when the author's official site is her name plus dot NET.
Not only wrong, the original link was for a Maxim model. EEEK!
REALLY glad I caught that before it went out on Nike's blog. LOL!
 Blushing Squirrel
-- ~~High-Caliber Romance, High-Octane Faith~~  
Gal. 2:20 Pouring my vial of words over Him.

Available on Pre order now!
A SOLDIER'S PROMISE~ Steeple Hill LI ~ Jan. 2008  RT TOP PICK!
A SOLDIER'S FAMILY~ Steeple Hill LI~Mar. 2008

A drive-by-elf-sighting..he he he

Merry Christmas from myself and three writer friends....

Click the header up there, (A drive-by-elf-sighting...he he he) or cut and paste the following link into your browser for a funny Christmas serenade...

Cheryl Wyatt
Robin Miller w/a Robin Caroll
Dineen Miller
Ronie Kendig

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Camy Tang is doing a Twelve Authors of Christmas thing on her blog...and she's kicking it off with yours truly.
If you want to see a picture of my cutie patootie hubby and my little troop, check out Camy's Loft.
Oh, and she also interviewed me about Christmasy can see our tree too. The one my husband won the argument over. LOL! (For ten years, I've wanted a white tree. For ten years, he's wanted a green tree. So we've had a small pink princess tree for the girls but no big tree because we were at a stalemate regarding the whole red tree, white tree thing.
His mom had a talk with him. Made him feel guilty because we haven't had a tree for our children. LOL!
He took us to the store THAT day. In fact, his brother and sister-in-law went with us tree shopping fully prepared to referee the white-tree/green-tree battle.
Shopping was interesting.
Suffice it to say we now have THREE trees. LOL!
A four foot white one in the living room.
An eight foot green one in the family room. (Hey, I let him have the biggest tree.)
The previous one foot pinkish-purple one in the playroom.
Hope you will check it out!!!!

-- ~~High-Caliber Romance, High-Octane Faith~~  
Gal. 2:20 Pouring my vial of words over Him.

Available on Pre order now!
A SOLDIER'S PROMISE~ Steeple Hill LI ~ Jan. 2008  RT TOP PICK!
A SOLDIER'S FAMILY~ Steeple Hill LI~Mar. 2008

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Hey all!
Last call for Blog Tour participants for my debut novel, A Soldier's Promise.
If you have a blog and would like to feature me on it in January either by interviewing me, giving a free copy of my debut novel away, doing a review of the book or having me as a guestblogger, please contact me ASAP. Cheryl @ CherylWyatt dot com (close spaces and replace "dot" with "."
Thanks all!
Those of you who've agreed to be on my blog tour...THANK YOU!
I, or Camy marvelous friend who is helping me with my debut tour, will contact you shortly.

-- ~~High-Caliber Romance, High-Octane Faith~~  
Gal. 2:20 Pouring my vial of words over Him.

Available on Pre order now!
A SOLDIER'S PROMISE~ Steeple Hill LI ~ Jan. 2008  RT TOP PICK!
A SOLDIER'S FAMILY~ Steeple Hill LI~Mar. 2008

Sunday, December 02, 2007


Hey all, for the release of my debut novel (A Soldier's Promise) I'm
holding a contest in January for a chance to win an iPod and other
smaller goodies, including 10 128mb flash drives. If you're
interested, visit my Web site and sign up for my
newsletter in the yellow box that says, "Join Cheryl Wyatt's Author
Mailing List." Only newsletter subscribers will be eligible.
Then with the release of my March book, A Soldier's Family, I'm giving away more great hurry on over to my Web site and sign up for my newsletter today.

Also, I'm taking names right now for my blog tour for the January
book, which is an RT Top Pick. If you're interested, please e-mail me
privately. Thanks all!
If you can't hit the January Blog tour, and are interested in my March blog tour, let me know.

Cheryl Wyatt
Cheryl @ Cheryl Wyatt dot com

-- ~~High-Caliber Romance, High-Octane Faith~~  
Gal. 2:20 Pouring my vial of words over Him.

Available on Pre order now!
A SOLDIER'S PROMISE~ Steeple Hill LI ~ Jan. 2008  RT TOP PICK!
A SOLDIER'S FAMILY~ Steeple Hill LI~Mar. 2008

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Order A Soldier's Promise on eHarlequin

Hey all!

Just zipping in here to let you know my profile and my book are now up on eharlequin. You can purchase it there for a discounted price.


There is a link on the page that lets you read an excerpt of part of the first chapter. There is also a link there to order the book in regular print or large print.'s also available in ebook in several formats!

A Soldier's Promise received a Top Pick! from Romantic Times BOOKclub. It is also book one in my Wings of Refuge series with Steeple Hill's Love Inspired line. It will also be listed on eharlequin's miniseries site.

You may also go to or and type my name or my book titles in the author search box.

Hope you will order one (or two or three for your friends and family) today. I appreciate all of you who've already preordered one or both of my books, and those of you who are getting the word out about my books.

You are a tremendous blessing to me.