Louisiana love, mystery

— and a ghost or two!

I live in and write about my home state of Louisiana, one of the richest states for culture, history, art, and, of course, food and merriment. I celebrate it all in my books, including the Cajun Series of historical romances that tell the tales of a Cajun family starting over in a new world, The Cajun Embassy contemporary romance series, and my Viola Valentine paranormal mystery series.

Viola Valentine Mystery


They say there are blessings from Hurricane Katrina. For Viola Valentine of New Orleans, it was losing her dead-end job and leaving behind a loveless marriage and an overbearing family. But the storm also blew open a psychic door. Now she sees ghosts who have died by water.


As she enters her new career as travel writer, solving mysteries that appear with apparitions everywhere she goes, the one person she hopes to speak to — her daughter who died of leukemia years before — continues to elude her. Or does she?

"Give Up the Ghost," Book Five in the Viola Valentine Mysteries, publishes Oct. 13, 2019.

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.


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