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Cherie Bennett (1960-) Biography - Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Writings, Adaptations

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(C. J. Anders, a joint pseudonym, Carrie Austen, Zoey Dean, a joint pseudonym)

Born 1960, in Buffalo, NY; Education: University of Michigan, B.A. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Trave, theater, film, reading, cooking.

Home and office—P.O. Box 150326, Nashville, TN 37215.

Author, playwright, and syndicated columnist. Performer in Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theater productions, including Grease and When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder. Theater director at regional and off-Broadway productions, including Anne Frank and Me. Has performed as a vocalist, singing backup for John Cougar Melloncamp and in her play, Honk Tonk Angels. Has appeared on television and radio talk shows and as a lecturer in schools.

Writers Guild East, Dramatists Guild, PEN American Center.

NOVELS; FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Good-bye, Best Friend (also see below), HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1993.

Girls in Love, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1996.

The Bridesmaids, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1996.

The Wedding That Almost Wasn't, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1998.

Searching for David's Heart (also see below), Scholastic (New York, NY), 1998.

Life in the Fat Lane (also see below), Delacorte (New York, NY), 1998.

Zink (adapted from the play Zink: The Myth, the Legend, the Zebra; also see below), Delacorte Press (New York, NY), 1999.

(With Jeff Gottesfeld) Anne Frank and Me (adapted from Bennett's stage play; also see below), Putnam's (New York, NY), 2001.

A Heart Divided (also see below), Random House (New York, NY), 2004.

YOUNG-ADULT NOVELS; "SUNSET ISLAND" SERIES

Sunset Island, Berkley (New York, NY), 1991.

Sunset Kiss, Berkley (New York, NY), 1991.

Sunset Dreams, Berkley (New York, NY), 1991.

Sunset Farewell, Berkley (New York, NY), 1991.

Sunset Reunion, Berkley (New York, NY), 1991.

Sunset Heat, Berkley (New York, NY), 1992.

Sunset Paradise, Berkley (New York, NY), 1992.

Sunset Promises, Berkley (New York, NY), 1992.

Sunset Scandal, Berkley (New York, NY), 1992.

Sunset Secrets, Berkley (New York, NY), 1992.

Sunset Whispers, Berkley (New York, NY), 1992.

Sunset after Dark, Berkley (New York, NY), 1993.

Sunset after Hours, Berkley (New York, NY), 1993.

Sunset after Midnight, Berkley (New York, NY), 1993.

Sunset Deceptions, Berkley (New York, NY), 1993.

Sunset Embrace, Berkley (New York, NY), 1993.

Sunset on the Road, Berkley (New York, NY), 1993.

Sunset Surf, Berkley (New York, NY), 1993.

Sunset Wishes, Berkley (New York, NY), 1993.

Sunset Touch, Berkley (New York, NY), 1993.

Sunset Wedding, Berkley (New York, NY), 1993.

Sunset Fantasy, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Sunset Fire, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Sunset Glitter, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Sunset Heart, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Sunset Illusions, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Sunset Magic, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Sunset Passion, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Sunset Revenge, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Sunset Sensation, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Sunset Stranger, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Sunset Fling, Berkley (New York, NY), 1995.

Sunset Love, Berkley (New York, NY), 1995.

Sunset Spirit, Berkley (New York, NY), 1995.

Sunset Tears, Berkley (New York, NY), 1995.

Sunset Forever, Berkley (New York, NY), 1997.

JUVENILE NOVELS; "CLUB SUNSET ISLAND" TRILOGY

Too Many Boys!, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Dixie's First Kiss, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

Tori's Crush, Berkley (New York, NY), 1994.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS; "SURVIVING SIXTEEN" TRILOGY

Did You Hear about Amber?, Puffin (New York, NY), 1993.

The Fall of the Perfect Girl, Puffin (New York, NY), 1993.

Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Puffin (New York, NY), 1994.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS; "WILD HEARTS" SERIES

Hot Winter Nights, Pocket Books, 1994.

On the Edge, Pocket Books, 1994.

Passionate Kisses, Pocket Books, 1994.

Wild Hearts, Pocket Books, 1994.

Wild Hearts Forever, Pocket Books, 1994.

Wild Hearts on Fire, Pocket Books, 1994.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS; "TEEN ANGELS" SERIES; WITH HUSBAND, JEFF GOTTESFELD

Heaven Can't Wait, Avon (New York, NY), 1996.

Love Never Dies, Avon (New York, NY), 1996.

Angel Kisses, Avon (New York, NY), 1996.

Heaven Help Us!, Avon (New York, NY), 1996.

Nightmare in Heaven, Avon (New York, NY), 1996.

Love without Ed, Avon (New York, NY), 1996.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS; "HOPE HOSPITAL" SERIES

Get Well Soon, Little Sister, Troll Communications (Mahwah, NJ), 1996.

The Initiation, Troll Communications (Mahwah, NJ), 1996.

The Accident, Troll Communications (Mahwah, NJ), 1996.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS: "TRASH" SERIES; WITH JEFF GOTTESFELD

Trash, Berkley (New York, NY), 1997.

Love, Lies, and Video, Berkley (New York, NY), 1997.

Good Girls, Bad Boys, Berkley (New York, NY), 1997.

Dirty Big Secrets, Berkley (New York, NY), 1997.

The Evil Twin, Berkley (New York, NY), 1997.

Truth or Scare, Berkley (New York, NY), 1998.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS; "DAWSON'S CREEK" SERIES; WITH HUSBAND, JEFF GOTTESFELD UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM C. J. ANDERS; BASED ON THE TELEVISION SERIES

Shifting into Overdrive, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1998.

Don't Scream, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1999.

Double Exposure, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1999.

Too Hot to Handle, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1999.

Trouble in Paradise, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1999.

Playing for Keeps, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.

Running on Empty, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.

A Capeside Christmas, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.

Tough Enough, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS: "ENCHANTED HEARTS" SERIES

The Haunted Heart, Avon (New York, NY), 1999.

Love Him Forever, Avon (New York, NY), 1999.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS; "MIRROR IMAGE" SERIES; WITH HUSBAND, JEFF GOTTESFELD

Stranger in the Mirror, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1999.

Rich Girl in the Mirror, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.

Flirt in the Mirror, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.

Star in the Mirror, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2000.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS: "UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL" SERIES; WITH JEFF GOTTESFELD

University Hospital, Berkeley (New York, NY), 1999.

Condition Critical, Berkeley (New York, NY), 1999.

Heart Trauma, Berkeley (New York, NY), 2000.

Crisis Point, Berkeley (New York, NY), 2000.

Prognosis, Heartbreak, Berkeley (New York, NY), 2002.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS; "SMALLVILLE" SERIES; WITH HUSBAND, JEFF GOTTESFELD; BASED ON THE WB TELEVISION SERIES

See No Evil, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2002.

Flight, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2002.

Greed, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2003.

Speed, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2003.

Sparks, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2004.

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS; "A-LIST" SERIES; WITH HUSBAND, JEFF GOTTESFELD, UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM ZOEY DEAN

The A-List, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2003.

Blonde Ambition, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2004.

Girls on Film, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2004.

Tall Cool One, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2005.

PLAYS

Honky Tonk Angels, produced in New York, NY, 1988.

Sex and Rage in a Soho Loft, produced in Nashville, TN, 1994.

John Lennon and Me (also known as Candy Stores Window; adapted from her novel Good-bye, Best Friend), Dramatic Publishing (Woodstock, IL,) 1996.

Anne Frank and Me (produced in Nashville, 1995; produced off-Broadway, 1996), Dramatic Publishing (New York, NY), 1997.

Cyra and Rocky (based on Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand; produced in Washington, DC, at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1996), Dramatic Publishing (New York, NY), 1997.

Zink, the So-Called Zebra (produced in Milwaukee, WI, 1997), Dramatic Publishing (New York, NY), 1998.

Searching for David's Heart, (adapted from the novel of the same name), produced in Washington, DC, at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1998.

Life in the Fat Lane (adapted from the novel of the same name; produced in Cincinnati, OH, 2004), Dramatic Publishing (New York, NY), 2004.

A Heart Divided (adapted from the novel of the same name; produced in Salt Lake City, UT, 2004), Dramatic Publishing (New York, NY), 2004.

OTHER

Also author of Samantha Tyler's Younger Sister (in German translation only), Cora-Verlag Press (Germany). Author of nationally syndicated advice column, "Hey Cherie!" Author of novels in series "The Party Line," under pseudonym Carrie Austen. Creator and monitor of America Online's first online reader-written young adult novel, Horror Ink, 1997. Has written for National Broadcasting Company (NBC) television daytime drama Another World.

Bennett's works have been translated into several languages, including French, German, Spanish, and Swedish.

Several of Bennett's novels and plays have been optioned for film and television, including Honky Tonk Angels, John Lennon and Me, Wild Hearts, Teen Angels, Anne Frank and Me, Hope Hospital, and Cyra and Rocky. Zink was adapted as an audiobook, narrated by Bennett, Recorded Books, 2000. Searching for David's Heart was adapted as a television film, ABC Family Channel, 2004.

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8 months ago

Hello,
I work at StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville KY.
We are currently working with Youth Performing Arts High School on a production of John Lennon & Me.

I would love to e-mail Cherie Bennett to ask some questions that will assist me in a fun piece I am writing for the StageOne production guide.
If this is the correct place to attain this information, I would be grateful.
Thanks so much for any help you can provide.
Linsey Gessner