Cherie Claire is the award-winning author of several Louisiana romances and a paranormal mystery series.
Originally published with Kensington, the "Cajun Series" of historical romances follow a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books ("Emilie," "Rose," "Gabrielle,") follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father (and find love) in the wilds of Louisiana and "Delphine" (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues into the 19th century with "A Cajun Dream" (Book Five) and "The Letter" (Book Six).
Cherie is also the author of "The Cajun Embassy" series of contemporary romances – "Ticket to Paradise," "Damn Yankees" and "Gone Pecan." What happens when several Columbia journalism coeds homesick for Louisiana find comfort in a bowl of Cajun gumbo? They become lifelong friends. Because love — and a good gumbo — changes everything.
Cherie's "A Ghost of a Chance" begins a paranormal mystery series featuring New Orleans travel writer and ghost sleuth Viola Valentine.
Cherie lives in South Louisiana where she works as a travel and food writer when not indulging in Cajun culture. Visit her website at and write to her at CajunRomances@Yahoo.com.