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Cheryl Wyatt

Cheryl Wyatt

Cheryl Wyatt is a registered nurse and author of inspirational action romance novels. Her honors include the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Final, First Place in ACFW's Genesis Contest-Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Category and First Place ACFW's Noble Theme Contest-Contemporary Romance Category.
Cheryl Wyatt: Good Medicine

Cheryl Wyatt: Good Medicine

(January 2013)
Rel Mollet
Despite 20 years as a registered nurse, Cheryl Wyatt was a little unsure at first when her publisher asked her to write a medical series.

After all, she’d been writing military and action themed romances for years. “I wasn’t sure how it would go over with my readers, so I decided to put a military spin on the medical miniseries. I wasn’t sure how I’d enjoy writing about a career that I’d lived for so long, but to my great delight and surprise I am having an absolute blast!”

The latest volume in her Eagle Point Emergency Series is Doctor to the Rescue (Love Inspired). Former combat doctor Ian Shupe finds a caregiver for his little girl while he works at Eagle Point Trauma Centre, who may be an answer to prayer in more ways than one. Yet it isn’t Bri Landis’ appearance that first catches his eye...

“I think this is the first book I’ve written where the hero was attracted to the heroine’s personality before her looks,” Cheryl says. “He’s attracted, don’t get me wrong; but she had a stubborn optimism and a joy that his mind couldn’t detach from.”

Cheryl’s favorite things about writing are: “Creating a happy ending. Writing scenes that make me laugh. Putting my characters into situations that make them uncomfortable. Things that would embarrass most of us.”

She also loves honoring veterans. “I like to show the humanitarian, rescuing, peacekeeping side of the military. So many people have the perception of the brutality of war, but there’s an entire other aspect that isn’t often displayed in the mainstream media.”

Reader involvement is also high in Cheryl’s priorities. “The No. 1 thing I love best is getting and using reader feedback in story ideas and settings. I have a Facebook page and always ask for reader-generated ideas—settings, recipes, business decor, character names, dog breeds, etc.” For Cheryl, crediting those readers in her acknowledgments is a delight.

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of FamilyFiction digital magazine. Subscribe for free today!



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