Cheryl recently did a Hunter’s Bay Radio “Storylines” interview with host Christine Cowley. Cheryl talks about her latest novel, Run Red with Blood, her Seasons of War series, the Muskoka Novel Marathon plus a quick look at upcoming books.

Here is the podcast link for Cheryl’s interview.  Storylines Interview Podcast

Cheryl Cooper Author and Christine Cowley of Hunter's Bay Radio

Literary Events

March — Collingwood Men’s Probus Club
Collingwood Men’s Probus Club

April — Bracebridge Public Library
Bracebridge Public Library

May — Willoughby Historical Society, Willoughby Township Hall
Willoughby Historical Society, Willoughby Township Hall

June — Niagara East Probus Club, Niagara Falls
Niagara East Probus Club, Niagara Falls

July — Back-to-back Writing Retreats at Camel Lake
Back-to-back Writing Retreats at Camel Lake

Annual Muskoka Novel Marathon 2019

Participants of the 2019 Muskoka Novel Marathon
The Participants of the 2019 Muskoka Novel Marathon, July 12 – 15, Huntsville, ON

The 2019 Muskoka Novel Marathon is now in the history books! It was a wonderful weekend as usual, and the participating writers were able to raise $23,000 for Muskoka Literacy! From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank my fabulous sponsors: Muskoka Chrysler, Lynn Porter, Danielle Beaudoin, Colleen Anthony, Rosie Smith, Paul Burnham, Jeanette Farahbakhsh, Joan Eaglesham, my sons Evan & Brodie, and husband Randy! Bless you all!

View of Fairy Lake
My view as I wrote! Looking upon the river that leads to Fairy Lake. Inspirational!

The Video below… this was the scene when all of the writers — except for me — were hard at it, attempting to create a novel in 72 hours!

Events from 2018

Toronto Book Launch Event November 8, 2018

Toronto Launch of “Run Red with Blood” on November 8th, 2018 was held at Lynn Porter’s fabulous home in Hogg’s Hollow.

Muskoka Book Launch Event October 20th

On October 20th … friends & family helped me launch “Run Red with Blood” … novel #3 in the Seasons of War series … at the Muskoka Highlands Golf Links in Bracebridge!!

Events from 2017

ComeCome  Looking for Me and Second Summer of War on display on the bookshelves at Veranda, Bracebridge, ON Looking for Me and Second Summer of War
on display on the bookshelves at Veranda, Bracebridge, ON










Annual Muskoka Novel Marathon 2017 

The 16th Annual Muskoka Novel Marathon took place at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville July 14 – 17. This was Cheryl’s ninth year as a participant. Over $30K was raised for Muskoka Literacy!!

Presentations at Collingwood-Lighthouse Probus Club and Exeter Probus Club

Events from 2016

End of August 2016: Writers’ Retreat at Camel Lake, Beatrice, ON

Cheryl packed up the laptop and spent three days at her childhood cottage on Camel Lake with three “writerly” friends where she continued working on Novel #3 — Run Red With Blood.

August 2016: Halifax & Chester, Nova Scotia

There was no time to visit the museums, but Cheryl enjoyed being by the sea again with family & friends, and sailing on the Halifax Harbour where scenes from Second Summer of War take place. The Historical Properties on the Halifax Waterfront are preserved warehouses that date back to the time of the Napoleonic Wars and War of 1812.

July 2016: LMM Museum in Bala, ON
One of Cheryl’s favourite and most inspirational authors is Lucy Maud Montgomery, best known for her beloved Anne of Green Gables. Montgomery and her family enjoyed a 1922 summer holiday in Bala, and had their meals at Treelawn, the home that is now the museum. Her novel, The Blue Castle, was written for adults and set in Muskoka.

July 2016: Muskoka Novel Marathon
For the eighth time, Cheryl took part in the Muskoka Novel Marathon in Huntsville, a 72-hour event during which participants pen a novel and raise funds for Muskoka Literacy programs.

The Gang of 40 Writers and Helpers
Cheryl’s table mates, fellow writers & jokers Dale Long and Tobin Elliott
Tired but Happy! Holding prizes for having won the award for highest fund-raiser!

May 2016: Muskoka Family Focus Volunteers’ Dinner
On the evening of May 12th, Cheryl was the keynote speaker at the Muskoka Family Focus Volunteers’ Dinner at the Trillium Spa in Huntsville. Chair Ginny Kernohan thanked Cheryl and had her pick the winning tickets for the door prizes.


cheryls-2nd-event-16 April 2016: Central Muskoka Probus Club
Cheryl’s second speaking engagement of 2016 was at the Central Muskoka Probus Club.  A number of Cheryl’s family members were in attendance.








April 3, 2016: Atlantic Cruise
Second Day of Cruising the Atlantic. No heavy seas, grog-laced sailors or enemy sightings … yet!

April 2, 2016: Atlantic Cruise
Cheryl embarked upon a Transatlantic Cruise, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to
Southampton, England. It was a wonderful way to study the ever changing moods of the sea.

Events from 2015

hunters-bay-interviewHunters’ Bay Radio Interview
Cheryl’s final event of the year was an interview at Hunter’s Bay Radio.

Interviewer Cheryl Stamper focused her questions to Cheryl on the commercial publication of her two novels; her speaking engagements; her writing routines; and her participation over the years in the Muskoka Novel Marathon.

Thank you, Cheryl, James, Barry & Jeff! It was great fun!




20151117thewaterfordSeptember 28: The Waterford

The picture left is from Cheryl’s recent talk at The Waterford in Barrie where topics of discussion included the naval War of 1812 and English words and expressions that originated from life on the sea. Cheryl is standing with: Ray, Betty & Ruth-Ann, avid readers & lovers of historical fiction!




Orillia Probus Club, 2015

This photo was taken after Cheryl’s speaking engagement at the Twin Lakes Orillia Probus Club, 2015






Adult Literacy Class, Huntsville

Cheryl with her model of HMS Surprise and an adult literacy class in Huntsville





Muskoka Novel Marathon -July 2015

Award winners from the 2015 Muskoka Novel Marathon

Cheryl was among the writers participating in the 2015 Muskoka Novel Marathon. The marathon is an annual 72 hour event held during the summer, it’s goal is to raise funds and awareness for adult literacy in Huntsville. This year’s event raised over $29,000.00.  Click here for related article.







Speaking Engagements & Events

The following images are from various speaking engagements and events in 2015 and 2014.

Toronto Book Launch 2014

The Toronto Launch of Second Summer of War at the home of Lynn Porter-Zechner in Hogg’s Hollow on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Old friends, new friends, family members, fabulous venue, great food & drink, and a whole lot of fun!

Muskoka Book Launch 2014

The Muskoka Launch of Cheryl’s second novel, Second Summer of War, took place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Kirrie Glen Golf Course Clubhouse in Bracebridge, Ontario. It was hosted by Cheryl’s cousins, Janet and Tye Burt.

Toronto Book Launch 2010

The Toronto Book Launch of Come Looking for Me was held on November 10, 2010 at Ben McNally’s Books, Toronto

Muskoka Book Launch 2010

The launch of Come Look for Me was held on October 9, 2010 at Ballymena, the home of Cheryl’s parents, on Lake Muskoka. There were over 300 fabulous guests in attendance that afternoon!