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 her blog: Watching Nature, Seeing Life.
In addition to two non-fiction books, Cheryl has written two novels: the award-winning Sugar Birds, which was first released in 2021 by an indie press. Newly acquired by Tyndale House Publishers, Sugar Birds will re-release in September 2023—to be followed by its sequel Chalk Horse in May 2024, also under the Tyndale imprint.
SUGAR BIRDS: A Novel
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: Winner – Debut Fiction
🔆 2022 IPPY AWARDS: Gold Winner – Best First Book, Fiction
🔆 2022 CHRISTY AWARD FINALIST – First Novel
🔆 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: Finalist – General 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
SUGAR BIRDS, the AUDIOBOOK:
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.