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About the author:
Cheryl is a native Oklahoman with ten novels to her credit as well as numerous short stories and novellas. Founding Prairie Rose Publications with long-time friend Livia Reasoner is a dream-come-true for her—there’s something new every day. Helping other authors is at the top of her list, and she enjoys every minute of it. Cheryl is a past president of the Western Fictioneers professional writing organization. She has two grown children and lives with her husband in Oklahoma City.
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What inspired you to write your book?
Kidnapping Kalli is a novella about a young Cherokee Indian woman who is kidnapped by a former Texas Ranger at the behest of her father, whom she has not seen for thirteen years.
Of course, something unexpected happens and Shiloh, the kidnapper, finds himself depending on Kalli for his very survival.
My inspiration came from a thought: What if the tables were suddenly turned on the kidnapper and the person being taken against their will? Even though Shiloh has good intentions and is being coerced by Kalli’s father, what might happen that would change everything for him—and for her? If he ends up depending on her for his survival, will she leave him to die, or will she make sure he’s taken care of—and what would motivate her to try to make him whole again?