Hello there! I'm Cherita ❤
From an ocean perch in the City of Angels, I weave speculative fiction tales of all kinds: sci-fi, dystopian, paranormal & urban fantasy for teens and adults.
As a grown up not-quite-goth, I'm drawn to the dark and macabre, the whimsical and the weird; fairy tales, mythology, alchemy and the occult are all minor obsessions. As a woman of color, I long for more diversity in publishing; representation really does matter. So, you'll find all of these things in my writing.
Dark and twisty themes, multicultural characters, lush descriptions with a dash of creepy thriller and a sprinkle of fairytale myth... that's my writing jam. If that sounds like your jam too, you should give my stories a read ➔
Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, I also did fundraising and online marketing for nonprofit organizations including a domestic violence shelter, the politically progressive Brave New Films, and Film Independent, the arts organization behind the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards. I did a lot of writing then too, only none of it was speculative and it was (mostly) non-fiction.
Published works include Project Snow, a sci-fi re-imagining of Snow White that's more Grimm than Disney, and Deadly Beauties, short but haunting paranormal tales of troubled girls. If you love fairy tale and myth-inspired SFF, these stories might be for you.
I'm a voracious reader of speculative fiction, and every Monday you'll find my guide to the new sci-fi & fantasy books out that week. On Wednesdays and Fridays you'll find new posts featuring themed book lists, new writers to love, and other bookish things.