October 9, 2010

Made It Moment: Cherish D’Angelo

Filed under: Made It Moments — jenny @ 6:28 am

Lancelot's Lady

Cherish D’Angelo,far better known in her role of bestselling author, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, pens this Made It Moment. Here she talks about what it’s like when a pseudonym starts having Moments.

Cherish D'Angelo

Thank you so much for hosting me during my Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour, which launches my contemporary romantic suspense, Lancelot’s Lady. Every stop on my tour I’m giving away free ebooks to anyone who leaves a comment and their email address, plus I have other fabulous prizes to give away.

Before I tell you my “Made It Moment”, I must explain that I am best known as bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif. Cheryl has experienced many “Made It Moments”, far too many to list here. Cherish D’Angelo’s moments are only just beginning.

As Cherish, my first official “Made It Moment” was when Lancelot’s Lady made it into the semi-finals (top 20) of the “Next Best Celler” contest, sponsored by Dorchester Publishing and hosted by Textnovel. Though I didn’t win, Lancelot’s Lady went on to win an Editor’s Choice Award from Textnovel. Placing in the semi-finals and the award are definite “Made It Moments”.

Another “Made It Moment” for me is when critically acclaimed author Gail Bowen read Lancelot’s Lady and provided me with a wonderful review blurb. Gail is one of my author idols; I love her books. Her novels were made into television movies starring Wendy Crewson and Victor Garber. Having her review Lancelot’s Lady is such an honor for me.

I believe life is made up of many “Made It Moments”, from the time we’re young until the day we die. I acknowledge and celebrate each one, and I encourage everyone to do the same.

“Made It Moments” don’t have to be the big Hollywood red carpet affair. It can be something as simple as walking on a treadmill for ten minutes, or getting a diploma or degree, or getting a job, or having your first website created, or being featured on a blog, or winning an award, or even just getting out of bed in the morning.

So tomorrow when you climb out of bed, take a moment to stretch, inhale deeply and acknowledge, “I made it.”

When romance author Cherish D’Angelo is not busy relaxing in her hot tub, sipping champagne, eating chocolate-covered strawberries or plotting romantic suspense with scintillating sensuality, she is ruthlessly killing people off in her thrillers as bestselling Canadian suspense author, Cheryl Kaye Tardif.

You can learn more about Lancelot’s Lady and Cherish D’Angelo (aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif) at http://www.cherishdangelo.com and http://www.cherylktardif.blogspot.com


  1. Getting out of bed: my made-it-moment today. :) I love your view, Cheryl. You keep it real while at the same time enjoying so much success! What an inspiration.

    Comment by Savvy — October 9, 2010 @ 7:45 am

  2. Enjoy your success!

    Comment by Judy — October 9, 2010 @ 8:00 am

  3. Me, too, Sav! Judy, as Cherish says, we’ve all made it today!

    Comment by jenny — October 9, 2010 @ 8:06 am

  4. Thank you all for stopping by. I’m so glad you “made it”. :-)


    Comment by Cherish D'Angelo — October 9, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

  5. Congratulations on your award, Cheryl. Thanks for a nice post.


    Comment by LC Evans — October 9, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

  6. One of the good things about being at the stage I’m at is that I have a lot of moments to come. :) Lovely post.

    jmfictionscribe at yahoo.com.au

    Comment by Jaime — October 9, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

  7. Thank you, Linda. :-)

    And Jaime, you’re right about that. I am sure you’ll have some awesome moments in the near future. :-)


    Comment by Cherish D'Angelo — October 9, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

  8. Thanks for the great inspirational post on Made It Moments. I loved yours! Congrats on your success and wishing you much more!

    Pam S
    pams00 @ aol.com

    Comment by Pam S (pams00) — October 10, 2010 @ 2:50 am

  9. Thanks for being my guest, Cherish! It was great having you here, and having all you new and longtime readers stop by.

    Comment by jenny — October 11, 2010 @ 9:34 pm

  10. I relate to the multiple names thing. I had a mini-moment a few months ago when I was asked to give a program at my local Sisters in Crime chapter. I belong to the group under my real name. The program chair, who doesn’t know me very well, called and said she’d just realized that I was Kaye George. She made it sound like Kaye George WAS somebody.

    Best wishes for continued success, no matter who you are, Cheryl/Cherish!

    Comment by Kaye George — October 19, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

  11. Kaye George *is* somebody, silly :)

    Man, I can’t wait till just my own one little name is known as (or even can be said to be ) a writer!!

    Comment by jenny — October 19, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

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