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About Chele Pedersen Smith
When she's not daydreaming about dialogues, Chele's a part-time pharmacy technician and a college writing tutor. In her spare time, she's a F.R.I.E.N.D.S fanatic, loves popcorn and non-diet Pepsi at the movies, and thinks any day is Taco Tuesday.
Recently graduating with a writing degree in 2019, she's won several writing awards in college and has been blessed with the surreal granting of another long-time goal as well --getting into "Guideposts Magazine!" The snippet, "Faith with Feathers", is based on a short mini-miracle from her book, "The Pearly Gates Phone Company," and appears in the June/July 2019 issue under "What Prayer Can Do."
Besides romance, rom-coms, mystery, and spiritual nonfiction/fiction for adults, new adults, and YA, Chele dabbles in speculative fiction and poetry.
Coming soon: several romantic-comedies and the sequel to Behind Frenemy Lines.
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