MEET THE AUTHOR
Chéri Vausé taught theology for 25 years. Ready to retire after her children built their own lives, writing just fit. It was something she truly adored. Having written scholarly pieces in theology, homilies, editorials, and poetry, the movement to novel writing was quite a challenge. Being the independent sort, she has spent the last year writing short stories and novelettes.
Vausé lives on a small ranch with her husband, and Mulder, who we think is a dog and half bear, plus three ducks: Samantha, Krycek, and Mr. Fowley.
Days before Operation Dagger Point becomes operational,
January 9, 1943, somewhere in Eastern Europe...
A kind of hushed chill pervaded the air around the portly
Russian, hunched amid the baronial trappings of tapestries,
metal armor, statuary, and ancient weapons displayed in
every corner, suspended from the stone walls, and primed
for effect on thickly carved Stygian furniture, set prominently
in the entrance to the fairytale castle, as if the mysterious
man who summoned him to the place meant to use the
magical images of Valkyries, the mystical Christlike Parsifal,
and the dizzying heights of the stone ribbed ceiling to
convince the NKGB officer of the aristocrat's preeminence,
and of his magnificently inhuman but divine character.
Yet, the man floating across the black and white marble
floor toward him was not some massive towering dark angel
risen from the dead to do battle. There was no lightning
issuing from his eyes, nor thunderbolts in his steps. The man
was average, ordinary, a plain unassuming man, although
elegantly dressed and aristocratic in his stride. It must have
been the stories surrounding the secretive man, all the
sententious whispers that caused the Russian to conjure up
in his mind a huge conductor, a puppet master that cast
enormous shadows wherever he went.
NO TRACE, available at AMAZON and KOBO. It's an anthology about missing persons. Sacred Harp, by Cheri Vause, is the story of an attorney searching for a missing girl, but discovers how his own prejudices are damaging.
BOULD Awards: 2019 Edition has exactly what the title says, everything from the outrageous and bizarre to great little mysteries. ZERO-SUM is by
A Silver Falchion Award Nominee:
DAY OF THE DARK: Stories of Eclipse: An Anthology of dark tales. Black Monday, by Chéri Vausé, delivers a punch to the gut on one insane afternoon during a solar eclipse. Just nominated for a Silver Falchion Award!
The Garden of Souls, filled with action and adventure Indiana Jones style, is about two friends who unearth a map to the burial cave of the most famous biblical characters.
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