About Cherie

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Creative Dragons is the brainchild of author/journalist Cherie Curtis who spent most of her childhood writing about flying dragons and other difficult pets that refused to eat boring snacks. Cherie grew up on a farm where she rode horses and mustered cattle and enjoyed a fascinating career in journalism, but she still prefers to pen stories about dragons, superheroes and other creatures from parallel worlds. Now that she’s “almost grown up”, she enjoys sharing her love of English and writing with others, especially children and teenagers who are “always more interesting” than adults.

Fun trivia about Cherie:

Creative Dragons mascot, dragon hatching, artist "iimages" via www.123rf.comWhen she was four years old, Cherie wrote her first story on her aunt’s bedroom wall. Don’t write on people’s walls; they don’t like that.¬† Thea A Cher Mrs Warr & ThomasK AH5499

Creative Dragons mascot, dragon hatching, artist "iimages" via www.123rf.comHer first typewriter was named Travis. Her latest laptop is called Thor.

Creative Dragons mascot, dragon hatching, artist "iimages" via www.123rf.comShe once broke her leg after being tackled by a librarian.

Creative Dragons mascot, dragon hatching, artist "iimages" via www.123rf.comShe then broke her knee cap buying breakfast cereal for her husband.

Creative Dragons mascot, dragon hatching, artist "iimages" via www.123rf.comCherie spent many years writing for newspapers. She has chased fire trucks, interviewed celebrities and even covered a royal tour. If you look closely, you can still find newspaper ink under her fingernails.

HCreative Dragons mascot, dragon hatching, artist "iimages" via www.123rf.comer favourite comic book character is Garfield.

Creative Dragons mascot, dragon hatching, artist "iimages" via www.123rf.comHer debut novel, The Blood She Betrayed, was written under the pen name  Cheryse Durrant. The book was so successful that it required a second print run and was also shortlisted in the national ARRA (spec fic category).

Creative Dragons mascot, dragon hatching, artist "iimages" via www.123rf.comPool of Rathorne, published by Ormiston Press, won the Bundaberg Biennial Short Story Competition, which attracts entrants from across the world. Cherie rewrote this story into a post-apocalyptic novella.

Creative Dragons mascot, dragon hatching, artist "iimages" via www.123rf.comCherie’s picture book, My Big Bear Story, is used in classrooms and counselling rooms throughout Queensland and was featured at a global Sizzlerscropconference at Prague in the Czech Republic in May, 2015.

Creative Dragons mascot, dragon hatching, artist "iimages" via www.123rf.comYou can contact Cherie by emailing her at cherie (at) creativedragons (dot) com (dot) au

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