For most of her life, Pacific Northwest naturalist, photographer, poet, and author Cheryl Grey Bostrom has lived in the rural and wild lands that infuse her writing. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of print and online publications, currently including the American Scientific Affiliation’s God and Nature Magazine (for which she’s a regular photo essayist), and in her blog: Watching Nature, Seeing Life.

She’s also written multiple books. Her award-winning indie novel Sugar Birds has been acquired by Tyndale House and re-releases in October 2023. Included in the new edition of this international best-seller are the opening pages of its sequel Chalk Horse, which will launch in May 2024, also under the Tyndale imprint.

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Set in NW Washington State in 1985, Sugar Birds is the riveting, tender account of young Aggie, who lights a tragic fire then hides in a PNW forest, evading those who must bring her home before wilderness claims them all. A captivating story about grief, trust, and the search for forgiveness.

🔆 2022 CHRISTIANITY TODAY’S BOOK AWARDS: Award of Merit – Fiction

🔆 2022 ACFW CAROL AWARDS: WinnerDebut Fiction

🔆 2022 IPPY AWARDS: Gold Winner – Best First Book, Fiction


🔆 2022 NAUTILUS AWARDS: Silver Winner – Fiction/Large Publishers

🔆 2022 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: Winner – Inspirational Fiction and Cross-Genre Fiction; Finalist – General Fiction, Literary Fiction

🔆 2022 NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS: FinalistGeneral Fiction/Novel

🔆 2021 AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS: Winner – Literary Fiction, General Fiction, and Cross-Genre Fiction; Finalist – Religious Fiction

🔆 2021 BEST BOOK AWARDS: Winner – Inspirational Fiction; Finalist – Cross-Genre Fiction

🔆 2021 FOREWORD INDIES: Silver Winner – Religious Fiction; Finalist – General Adult Fiction

🔆 2021 READER’S FAVORITE AWARDS: Silver Medalist – Inspirational Fiction

🔆 Feb 2022 BOOK OF THE MONTH: The International PQ and TG Book Club


Buy the audiobook HERE!

Read by award-winning narrator Jayne Entwistle.

MORE about all Cheryl’s books . . .

Visit Cheryl’s blog: Watching Nature, Seeing Life.