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Writing is an act of rebellion against complacency, unchallenged lies, and masks we wear out of fear or lack of knowledge, instead of being truthful and open. Sometimes we have to climb into the ring of ideas and fight our way out. And, at times, even take the gloves off and make it a bare-knuckle fight. How do you know what the truth is, fighting for survival amongst all the lies? Don't rely on your feelings. Feelings love to lie and they aren't capable of being hard when it's necessary.


Truth is objective, never subjective, and can be proved. Lies shout, they carry signs with vicious words, march as if they must overcome an imaginary lie, all while preaching violence and hatred toward those who disagree. And lies fight dirty by trying to destroy those who believe something different. Truth is not trendy, doesn't long for photo ops with politicians or children. Truth doesn't intrude itself in vain award ceremonies with hyperbole spoken against someone. Truth doesn't seek power. It stands alone, and will live on while other works die.

"Good writing begins with one dangerous word..."

Chéri Vausé


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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 theological pieces, homilies, editorials, and poetry, the step-up to novel writing was quite a challenge. Being the independent sort, she has spent 2017 writing short stories and novelettes. Her first short story submitted was Black Monday, published by Wildside Press in the anthology:

DAY OF THE DARK: Stories of Eclipse, presently nominated for a Silver Falchion Award. After that success, more short stories are coming, including: No Trace, an anthology of stories about missing persons, Sacred Harp is her contribution and BOULD AWARDS Anthology with her story, Zer0-Sum.

Chéri 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. (Monica left this world at the beginning of the year. RIP Monica. You were a sweet little duck.)


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The Books


NO TRACE, 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.

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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