Love, mystery & a ghost or two!

I work as a travel writer by day so naturally, I visit some incredible places. Add to the mix that I'm from New Orleans and you know I have great fodder for stories. My Cajun Series of historical romances tell the tales of a Cajun family starting over in a new world while The Cajun Embassy of contemporary romances follows a group of coeds who meet at journalism school and become friends over a pot of gumbo (recipes included!). My Viola Valentine paranormal mystery series centers around a travel writer who survives a devastating hurricane only to now see ghosts who have died by water. She finds mysteries wherever she travels.

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What's new!


It’s winter break and Viola Valentine and her husband TB hope to have a romantic getaway on St. Simons Island along the Georgia Coast while their children enjoy a field trip on neighboring Jekyll Island. But those on the "Other Side" have other plans. While Viola’s daughter Gaia grapples with the ghost of an old shipwreck, Vi sees a woman who worked the shipyards during World War II. Since the ghosts keep haunting both sides of the family, are the stories connected?

"The Ghost is Clear," Book Six in the Viola Valentine Mysteries, publishes Feb. 14, 2020. Read more on my blog.


Magic's in the Bag!

Magic's in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets by my twin, Cheré Dastugue Coen, and her awesome coauthor Jude Bradley is now an expanded edition ebook, available at ALL online bookstores!

Introducing the Cajun boxed sets!


Get all six books in Cherie's award-winning Cajun Series and The Cajun Embassy's trilogy in two complete packages for one low price. ​

“I’m saving a spot for Cherie Claire on my keeper shelf!”

—Heather Nordahl, Affaire de Coeur

I was honored to have been a recipient of the 2018 ArtSpark grant provided by the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority.