Cherie Claire is the multi-published author of several Louisiana historicals by Kensington.
Her debut novel, “A Cajun Dream” (July 1999, Zebra Splendor), was called a “charming and heartwarming tale” by best-selling author Rexanne Becnel. Bookbug on the Web called it “an exciting and entertaining read.”
Claire’s novella “The Letter” was published in the October 1999 Zebra anthology, “Snow Angels.”
In July 2000, Claire began a historical romance series titled “The Acadians,” a sweeping saga of a family torn apart by exile but reunited by love in the wilds of Louisiana. These are the people who would later become the Cajuns.
The four books comprising the series are "Emilie," July 2000; "Rose," November, 2000; "Gabrielle," April 2001 and "Delphine," June 2002.
Cherie Claire is the pseudonym of Cheré Dastugue Coen, an award-winning arts and entertainment journalist for Variety magazine in Los Angeles. A native of New Orleans, Cheré began her career in communications as press liaison for the Louisiana Pavilion at the 1984 World’s Fair. She has written for the Baton Rouge Advocate, Glendale News-Press in Southern California, Gambit Weekly in New Orleans, Where New Orleans and New Orleans City Business, among many other publications, including ghost writing several non-fiction books.
Her debut novel, “A Cajun Dream,” won a National Press Women award, was a finalist for the 1999 Holt and Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice awards.
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