North Branch author spins magical young adult novel about fulfilling destinies

NORTH BRANCH, Minn. — Author Cheri Andrews announces the nationwide release of her engrossing new young adult fiction, “Reef Warrior: Navigating Transition.”

Junior high school hasn’t exactly been a stellar experience for Diam Roceht. Eight weeks in and her nemesis has learned her secret mermaid identity, and the swim coach knows she’s hiding how fast she can swim.

Hoping to guide her continuing school year into a happier direction, Roceht gains some allies, befriends an enemy and averts an eco-disaster. All seems to be going well until tragedy strikes the ocean, claiming the life of a reef warrior six months before the UON summit. Determined, Roceht trains hard to fulfill her destiny. However, nothing prepares her for the revelation of her shocking lineage and ancestral past.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Andrews, who is blessed with both a college education and a strong creative ability, utilized writing as a creative escape from her career in the healthcare field. The authors, who focuses on her life experience as a Christian and mother of a young teenager, strives to provide not only an entertaining read, but also a positive tool to help guide young teens through the multitude of challenges and decisions they’ll face as they mature into adulthood. Andrews resides in North Branch, Minnesota.

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