Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)

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Cheryl McKay is the screenwriter of the Award winning movie, The Ultimate Gift, and co-author of the Award Winning novel, Never the Bride. Her book, Finally the Bride: Finding Hope While Waiting, released in 2012. And she recently released Finally Fearless: Journey from Panic to Peace. The film version of Never the Bride is in development. Her next co-written novel with Rene Gutteridge, Greetings from the Flipside, will be out in October 2013 by B&H Publishing.

Mission: Purple PenWorks is the banner under which Cheryl McKay works on creative projects, penning film and television projects, novels and non-fiction books. She also now works as a producer on scripts she writes. Cheryl became known as the "purple pen writer" during the release of Never the Bride, where the purple pen became a character in the story. Now, she always brainstorms her stories using a variety of purple pens. The Vision Statement for Purple PenWorks is to create stories that touch hearts, have redeeming value, cause people to think about what they believe and how they live their lives, bring about change for the good, stories that make a person ask questions, stories that bring hope to those who've lost sight of it, or stories that remind us that beauty and good can come from difficult and painful situations.

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)
10/25/2018

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)

My next movie hits theaters Oct. 26th. It's called Indivisible, based on a true story. I had the privilege of working wi...
10/25/2018
Indivisible - In Theaters October 26

My next movie hits theaters Oct. 26th. It's called Indivisible, based on a true story. I had the privilege of working with the director and co-writing this film. You can see the trailer here and do a search for theaters near you. For Grey's Anatomy fans... there are a few familiar faces. :)
https://indivisiblemovie.com

INDIVISIBLE is based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. With a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family, and country.

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)
09/07/2018

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)

Fun to re-release our Christmas novella today on Kindle. (My Christmas seasons are always very long. :) )
09/07/2018

Fun to re-release our Christmas novella today on Kindle. (My Christmas seasons are always very long. :) )

09/07/2018

If you're looking for a fun Christmas read...Rene Gutteridge & I are re-releasing our novella, O Little Town of Bethany, today on Kindle for just .99c. It'll stay at that price for a short time. (The paperback makes a great stocking stuffer too.) If interested, see link below. Last year we put out our fun Thanksgiving comedy, Love's a Stage, another book from our Divine Romance Collection.

Today is the official release day of my new book 25 Dates With God, Volume 2. To celebrate, the eBook of Volume 1 is als...
06/15/2018

Today is the official release day of my new book 25 Dates With God, Volume 2. To celebrate, the eBook of Volume 1 is also on sale for just .99c for one week only. They also are both available in paperback as well.

Excited to release this 2nd volume. :)
05/26/2018

Excited to release this 2nd volume. :)

I wanted to share that 25 Dates with God, Volume 2 is out on Paperback now. It will be available in Kindle format June 1...
05/26/2018
25 Dates With God - Volume Two: Courting Spiritual Intimacy (An Inspirational Devotional Series) (Volume 2)

I wanted to share that 25 Dates with God, Volume 2 is out on Paperback now. It will be available in Kindle format June 15th. :)

Court Deeper Spiritual IntimacyImagine it. The Creator of the universe longs for time with you. The Lover of your soul is asking you out on a series of dates. He patiently awaits your response. The Almighty calls:"Come away with Me, My beloved."If you've already begun your Dates wi...

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Rene Gutteridge and I are re-releasing our Thanksgiving comedy novel: Love's a Stage. It'...
11/13/2017

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Rene Gutteridge and I are re-releasing our Thanksgiving comedy novel: Love's a Stage. It's available for pre-order and comes out Friday, just .99cents.

Just wanted to share a film I co-wrote will be in theaters for one night only, on Sept. 7th. Check the website for locat...
06/13/2017

Just wanted to share a film I co-wrote will be in theaters for one night only, on Sept. 7th. Check the website for locations near you if you are interested in seeing it.

http://extraordinarymovie.com/theaters

Here's a bit about the script I've been working on this spring.
06/04/2017
Joy comes in the morning

Here's a bit about the script I've been working on this spring.

It’s unusual for me as a screenwriter to come across someone’s life story that I feel so compelled to chase on my own. Normally, producers find stories, option the rights, then hire to …

04/27/2017
Extraordinary

I'm happy to share a trailer for a new movie I co-wrote. :) It will be out in theaters the fall.

How far are you willing to go for marriage? WATCH the new trailer for EXTRAORDINARY, In Theaters Fall 2017. Starring, Shari Rigby (October Baby), Leland Klassen Comedy (Official), Karen Abercrombie (War Room), and Kirk Cameron as "DJ Barry Armstrong." (music licensed by: musicservices.org)

My new book series is here. For a short time it'll be .99c on Kindle before it goes up to regular price.  It's also avai...
12/02/2016
25 Dates With God - Volume One: Adventures in Faith (An Inspirational Devotional Series Book 1)

My new book series is here. For a short time it'll be .99c on Kindle before it goes up to regular price. It's also available in Paperback.

Venture into a Heavenly Romance Imagine it. The Creator of the universe longs for time with you. The Lover of your soul is asking you out on a series of dates. He patiently awaits your response. The Almighty calls:"Come away with Me, My beloved."You may love God with all of your h...

My new book, 25 Dates With God vol 1, is out on paperback now. The Kindle version releases a week from today. For your C...
11/25/2016
Volume One: Adventures in Faith

My new book, 25 Dates With God vol 1, is out on paperback now. The Kindle version releases a week from today. For your Christmas shopping...

Venture into a Heavenly Romance Imagine it. The Creator of the universe longs for time with you. The Lover of your soul is asking you out on a series of dates. He patiently awaits your response. Th…

Just in time for the Christmas season... our publisher has put our Christmas Novella Ebook on sale for .99c for a limite...
10/06/2016

Just in time for the Christmas season... our publisher has put our Christmas Novella Ebook on sale for .99c for a limited time.

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)
10/03/2016

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)

Coming Soon: devotional series tie-in, inspired by Never the Bride and Jessie's dates with God. :)
10/03/2016

Coming Soon: devotional series tie-in, inspired by Never the Bride and Jessie's dates with God. :)

For those who would love to learn how to novelize a script and get your story out there instead of waiting on Hollywood ...
03/28/2016
Novelizations: How to Adapt Scripts Into Novels

For those who would love to learn how to novelize a script and get your story out there instead of waiting on Hollywood to make your film, Rene Gutteridge and I have a class available for $10 through April 3rd before they change the pricing.

Getting Your Stories Out Into the World Without Waiting on Hollywood to Produce Your Screenplays

Join Cheryl and Rene on March 17th, at 5pm Eastern / 2pm Central as they partner with "To Be a Person's Easter Fiesta" a...
03/16/2016
Miranda's To Be A Person

Join Cheryl and Rene on March 17th, at 5pm Eastern / 2pm Central as they partner with "To Be a Person's Easter Fiesta" and chat with readers / viewers. Feel free to come and chat with us and ask questions etc.

Inspirational lifestyle, Literature and Entertainment ... where Christian books, music, and movies are celebrated! http://mautobeaperson.com

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12/08/2015

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12/08/2015

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11/12/2015

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)

If you're up for a book of novellas... Rene Gutteridge & I participated in a series called The Boy Next Door. Our novell...
10/21/2015
The Boy Next Door: inspirational romance anthology (Hometown Romance)

If you're up for a book of novellas... Rene Gutteridge & I participated in a series called The Boy Next Door. Our novella is the last one in the book and is called O Little Town of Bethany. Just in time for Christmas. It's the perfect time to year to snuggle up with this book of love stories about falling for "The Boy Next Door". For a limited time, the publisher is selling the ebook version for .99c. A bargain for 5 books.

A collection of five contemporary romance novellas for one low price--check out these new titles from some of your favorite inspirational romance authors: These five women aren’t looking for love, but they might find it closer than they think…maybe even right next door. The Chef Nex...

I posted a short blog about our new novel.
09/22/2015
Love's a Stage: a novel

I posted a short blog about our new novel.

Today marks the release of one of two novels coming out this fall as part of my partnership with Rene Gutteridge and now Redbud press. Both are based on my screenplays. This first one is called Lov...

09/22/2015

Rene and I are excited to announce the release of our latest script-to-book novelization coming out Tues, Sept 22nd on ebook and paperback. We so enjoy working together on these rom-coms.

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)
09/22/2015

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)'s cover photo
09/22/2015

Cheryl McKay (Writer/Author-Purple PenWorks)'s cover photo

Rene Gutteridge
09/22/2015

Rene Gutteridge

Rene Gutteridge
09/22/2015

Rene Gutteridge

From May 26 - June 1, 2015, my kindle books are .99c on Amazon.
05/26/2015

From May 26 - June 1, 2015, my kindle books are .99c on Amazon.

02/01/2015
Doritos Interception

A little humor for your Sunday morning. Check out this spoof Doritos commercial starring my husband and my nephew... based on a humorously true story. :)

Doritos Crash the Superbowl Spoof. Based on a humorously true story.

After Christmas Sale of Song of Springhill, on Amazon Kindle for .99 cents.
01/06/2015
Song of Springhill - a love story: an inspirational romance based on historical events

After Christmas Sale of Song of Springhill, on Amazon Kindle for .99 cents.

From the ACFW Women's Fiction Carol Award winning co-author of Never the Bride & screenwriter of the award-winning film, The Ultimate Gift, comes a timeless love story inspired by the historical, coal mining disasters of Springhill in the 1950s. Song of Springhill is a gripping story about s...

Enter a giveaway to win a copy of Song of Springhill.
12/19/2014
Book Review & Giveaway! ~ Song of Springhill by Cheryl McKay

Enter a giveaway to win a copy of Song of Springhill.

About the Book Could you fall in love despite the great risk of losing the one you cherish most? Hoping for a fresh start, Hannah Wright moves to Springhill, the hometown of the father she never kn...

For 2 more days only, Song of Springhill is 1.99.
10/28/2014
Song of Springhill - a love story: an inspirational romance based on historical events

For 2 more days only, Song of Springhill is 1.99.

From the ACFW Women's Fiction Carol Award winning co-author of Never the Bride & screenwriter of the award-winning film, The Ultimate Gift, comes a timeless love story inspired by the historical, coal mining disasters of Springhill in the 1950s. Song of Springhill is a gripping story about s...

10/23/2014

In honor of the 56th anniversary of The Bump, the big coal mining disaster I use for the novel, Song of Springhill, I'm running a Kindle / Ebook special on both Song of Springhill and Spirit of Springhill (the book of true life stories) for 1.99 each on Amazon now through Oct. 29th. Such wonderful men were taken from the world too soon, and also some of the most amazing men were miraculously rescued. So thankful my grandfather was one of those who walked out of the mine, never to go down again---and moved Dad to Massachusetts so he could meet my mom. :)

Timeline Photos
10/02/2014

Timeline Photos

There's 2 more days to enter a kindle ebook giveaway for Song of Springhill. (Available to US customers)
09/26/2014
Cheryl McKay - Author Interview (and Giveaway!)

There's 2 more days to enter a kindle ebook giveaway for Song of Springhill. (Available to US customers)

Learn more about author Cheryl McKay and her books in this Christian Kindle eBooks author interview. Two digital copies book giveaway of Song of Springhill.

Check out this interview I did about Song of Springhill and enter for a chance to win a copy of the EBook.
09/15/2014
Cheryl McKay - Author Interview (and Giveaway!)

Check out this interview I did about Song of Springhill and enter for a chance to win a copy of the EBook.

Learn more about author Cheryl McKay and her books in this Christian Kindle eBooks author interview. Two digital copies book giveaway of Song of Springhill.

Sample Chapter of Song of Springhill
08/29/2014
Song of Springhill Sample Chapter

Sample Chapter of Song of Springhill

October 30, 1956 Hannah peeked out of the guestroom. Rhythmic snores droned from the master bedroom, like they were in stereo sync. They wouldn’t wake for hours. Maybe even noon. But today, ...

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08/25/2014

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