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Jun 16, 2022

Enjoy our interview with Cherie Genua (Greetings from Tucson, indie-published, September 2021). Cherie, a self-described “woman in tech”, adds novelist to her resume with the release of this fictionalized account of her grandmother’s story, who lost her parents at a young age and then was separated from 2 of her 3 sisters for years afterwards.  The hand-written letters Cherie discovered in a box after her grandmother’s death provided the inspiration, and Cherie provided the hard work, teaching herself not only about the craft of writing, but navigating the convoluted publication process, including cover design, formatting, Amazon ads, and social media/publicity.   

After facing a life-changing breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 34, Cherie co-authored the non-fiction book “Wisdom From Five Cancer Travelers: Lessons Learned” with others affected by the disease. She was declared “no evidence of disease” in 2019 and made it a mission to write and publish her first fiction novel, “Greetings from Tucson,” inspired by her grandmother’s story. Cherie lives in Connecticut with her husband, Matt, and their Portuguese Water Dog, Poppy. She holds a B.A. in English from Southern Connecticut State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

To learn more about Cherie, click here.