Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Who am I?

(*took this from some promotional material I was working on...)

Who is Chelle Cordero?

Chelle Cordero is the author of Bartlett’s Rule (April 2008), Forgotten (July 2008), Within the Law (coming November 2008) and Courage of the Heart (coming spring 2009); all from Vanilla Heart Publishing.

Bartlett’s Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige’s love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are “real”; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.

From the introduction:
When Paige Andrews is given the assignment of courting a famous writer for the publishing company she works for, she meets and entices the sexy, charming and thoroughly dangerous womanizer, Lon Bartlett.

Lon immediately takes a not-so-professional, personal interest in the young woman and pursues her. Lon is thrilled when Paige finally succumbs to his charms only to find that her haunting past sets off a terrifying reaction. Lon learns a heartbreaking reality - Paige is a rape survivor.

Will Lon be able to change his womanizing ways? Will he want to? Will Paige ever learn to trust again? Can they learn to love and live, together?

Chelle Cordero grew up in the Bronx, NYC, the younger daughter of Reva and Marcy Cordero. She studied Theatre Arts/Drama at the High School of Art and Design and Fordham University at Lincoln Center. She married photographer and AV consultant Mark Engelman in 1975 and lives in Rockland County, NY. They raised two children – Jenni Salomon and Marc Engelman.

Forgotten is an unforgettable romance about two people who meet by chance, love by choice and are torn apart by intrigue. Their romance survives a foreign threat to national security, kidnapping, personal tragedy and a murder attempt.

One of the last things a woman wants to hear from the man she is making love with is “Who are you?” When Brandon asks that of Caitlyn less than a day after their Las Vegas wedding, her life begins a wild and out-of-control spin. Even though Brandon can’t remember Caitlyn, Brandon can’t understand why he is so attracted to a woman that his fiancĂ© tells him he has no right to be in love with.

Ms. Cordero is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in various publications including The Journal News, Hudson Valley Magazine, Emergency Magazine, Spotlight, Auto Trim News, EMS Products, Sound Management Magazine and more. Cordero also writes a monthly column on NYS Emergency Medical Service issues in 1st Responder Newspaper.

Chelle, Mark and both of their children (along with Jenni’s husband and Marc’s girlfriend) all volunteer for the Stony Point Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Stony Point, NY. The premier issue of Rockland Magazine (fall 2005 from The Journal News) featured an article on the family’s volunteerism.

Readers first meet Tom Hughes in Forgotten, now it’s his turn. In Within the Law, Tom is coming to terms with the greatest loss of his life when he meets Alli Davis. Alli and Tom share a mutual and passionate attraction but Alli refuses to make any commitments. She is hiding a huge secret. Tom falls in love with her and pursues her despite a false arrest, kidnapping and attempt on his life. He manages to win Alli and her trust and together they achieve their dreams.

You can learn more about Chelle Cordero and her novels and other writing at her author blog at or her online list of credits at
Chelle welcomes comments from her readers – she can be reached at

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