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“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Family isn’t an important thing. It’s everything.” — Michael J. Fox


“The problem with pity parties is very few people come, and those who do don’t bring presents.” — Zig Ziglar


“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” — Mother Teresa


“May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind.” — Author Unknown




“Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.” ~ Josiah


“Families are like fudge — mostly sweet with a few nuts.” ~ Author unknown


“A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.” ~ Andre Maurois


“All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask in return.” ~ Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home


“Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted” ~ Paul Pearshall

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“Defensiveness is usually someone silently screaming that they need you to value and respect them in disguise. When you look for deeper meanings behind someone’s pain you can then begin to heal not only yourself, but others.”
~ Shannon L. Alder


“Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. Shakespeare has perhaps 20 players. … I have 10 or so, and that’s a lot. As you get older, you become more skillful at casting them.” ~ Gore Vidal


“If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.”
~ Ashleigh Brilliant


“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.” ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt


“Our life is an endless journey; it is like a broad highway that extends infinitely into the distance. The practice of meditation provides a vehicle to travel on that road. Our journey consists of constant ups and downs …” ~ Chogyam Trungpa


Throughout the month of October I posted 15 installments
of my humorous look at life with felines,
Pussy Cat Tales from
The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero short story collection

I hope you enjoyed this FREE read!

…oh no, did you miss it?????
Don’t worry, you can catch up now ~ just go to my Facebook page
(& you don’t even have to LIKE the page…
although that sure would be appreciated!)

but wait! Mario, Luigi & Tigger want me to make it easier for you.

just click on the numbers below and go directly to each installment:















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I hope that you’ve enjoyed Pussy Cat Tales (just follow the links on this post or scroll down after each post on my FaceBook Author page to click to the next installment) ~
Would you PLEASE post a review of Pussy Cat Tales on any site under The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero, it would really be appreciated…
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“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” – Anton Chekhov


“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” – Barbara Bush


“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill


“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
– Marilyn Monroe


“One thing I didn’t understand in life was that I had $100,000,000 in the bank and I couldn’t buy happiness. I had everything: mansions, yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, but I was depressed. I didn’t know where I fitted in. But then I found family and friends and I learned the value of life.” – Vanilla Ice

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela


When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.” ~ Joyce Brothers


You are as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fears; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” ~ Samuel Ullman


He who loses money, loses much; he who loses a friend, loses much more; he who loses faith, loses all.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France

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Starting tomorrow, Sept 2, and through the month, I will be posting my short story Pussy Cat Tales in serialized version on my Facebook page. Come back every other day for another installment.

Pussy Cat Tales (an amusing look at a lifetime with cats) is one of the short stories in The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero.

Enjoy! Visit Author Chelle Cordero​ to follow along.

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Everyone ends the year with a look back, and resolutions and wishes for bright new year; I’m no different.
2014 was a year of highs and lows in my personal life. I lost a very dear cousin this year, younger than me and a wonderful friend and confidant, and like the rest of the family I miss her.
2014 was also the year that our son, our youngest, took a bride. The wedding was magnificent (the kids did it themselves), our new daughter-in-law is beautiful, and both of them are very happy with each other. Our oldest child, a daughter, was married in 2007 to an absolutely wonderful man. As parents it is a blessing to look at your precious children and know that they have partners who will love them, care for them and stand by their side.
So 2014 is also the year that my husband and I — with 39 years of marriage under our belts — are now back to being “just a couple”… although honestly once you are parents you never stop.
Mark and I are now in a position to look seriously at our future, we’re not as young as we were the last time we were “just a couple”. We’re looking at our home, it’s a beautiful home and one where we raised our family, and we are talking about downsizing and living in a home that will allow us to grow old (in 30 or 40 years…) comfortably. It’s a fascinating study to examine your own life and see how your priorities change through the years.

Looking forward to 2015 I plan to do a lot more writing. I had a holiday themed short story published in 2014 but most of my published writing was in the non-fiction journalistic world instead of the novels I so love penning. I’m good at the articles though, please forgive my ego, and I would love to hear if you come across any of my articles the next time you thumb through your local paper. Since I often write for a company that sells supplements to various North American publications, you might actually get to read my non-fiction work now and then, and I would love to hear about it; I write under the my name as Chelle Cordero.
The 17th Annual Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll is open for voting through January 14 and I’d like to ask for your support and votes for me and my fellow Vanilla Heart Publishing authors – I would love to see a strong VHP showing this year. Please take a look at my recommended list here.
Another important goal belongs to my family. My brother-in-law, Del, needs a kidney and we’ve been reaching out for potential living donors; a living donor is really the best chance for a recipient. As my sister explains, “Many years ago Del was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. In 1968 Del lost a kidney to PKD and has been managing for the past 46 years with his remaining kidney.”  If you know of someone, or yourself, who would consider donating a kidney (the average person has 2 but you only need 1), please consider getting tested: please contact Robert Wood Johnson Transplant Center, New Brunswick, NJ at (732) 253-3699 or 1-877-NUKIDNEY and follow the prompts for the living donor program. Tell them you are calling on behalf of Del Du-Bois.. Even if you are not a compatible match, there are “Paired Donations“, you can give a kidney to a stranger and in turn save a loved one’s life. Please help spread the word about our need — hang a note on your church/synagogue/temple bulletin board, notify folks at work, talk it up at your social club — we appreciate anything you can do to help us.
My wish for all of you in the coming year is peace, happiness, good health, the love and warmth of family and friends, shelter and security, success in your endeavors, and as many good things that can possibly come your way. I hope your celebration is fun, memorably pleasant and safe.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life.


A short story about finding holiday happiness when
you didn’t realize it was right there with you all along.

Holiday Happiness: A Short Story [Kindle Edition]
by Chelle Cordero

Chelle Cordero writes stories of Passion and Suspense. Vanilla Heart Publishing has published ten Cordero novels:  Bartlett’s RuleHis Lucky CharmWithin the LawCourage of the HeartFinal SinHostage HeartA Chaunce of RichesCommon Bond, Tangled Hearts; Hyphema; and Karma Visited. She is currently working on her next novel and promises another action packed adventure and heartwarming love story. Chelle has been writing both fiction and non-fiction for the bulk of her adult life and has been with Vanilla Heart Publishing since early 2008.

Her books have earned many plaudits which includes: Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival and a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.; Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; and Hostage HeartFinal Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 Preditors’ and Readers’ poll. Chelle was also featured in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” published by The Author’s Show in 2010.

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