Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Romatic Tale: Cheryl Renee Herbsman

So in today’s installment of the Debs’ Blog Tour, we welcome Cheryl Renee Herbsman (YAY!), author of BREATHING. Cheryl has one of the coolest bios (okay, most romantic…and I’m a sucker for a good romance!):

Cheryl Renée Herbsman lives in Northern California with her husband and two children, but she grew up in North Carolina and often spent summer vacations at the Carolina coast. Like Savannah (her main character in BREATHING), she fell in love as a teenager, and like Savannah and Jackson, she and her boyfriend carried on a long-distance relationship. They are now celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary. (Awwww!)


What if the guy who took your breath away was the only one who could help you breathe?

Savannah would be happy to spend the summer in her coastal Carolina town lying in a hammock reading her beloved romance novels and working at the library. But then she meets Jackson. Once they lock eyes, she’s convinced he’s the one—her true love, her soul mate, a boy different from all the rest. And at first it looks like Savannah is right. Jackson abides by her mama’s strict rules, and stays by her side during a hospitalization for severe asthma, which Savannah becomes convinced is only improving because Jackson is there. But when he’s called away to help his family—and seems uncertain about returning—Savannah has to learn to breathe on her own, both literally and figuratively.

This debut novel has it all—an endearing, funny, hopelessly romantic main character, lots of down-home Southern charm, and a sunny, salty beach setting that will transport you to the Carolina coast.

So, Cheryl, elaborate as much as you want (except, of course, for the ONE-WORD bonus question):

1) Would you rather be the Bestselling Rockstar Author or an Acclaimed Literary Award Winner?

Both ;p

2) Make people laugh, cry, or hide under the covers?

laugh and cry

3) Retire early or just keep writing from your beach house(s)?

keep writing from the beach house

4) FaceBook or MySpace?

ooh, have to go with Facebook

5) After a period, one space or two?

Definitely one.

And your bonus question: What ONE WORD of advice would give to any aspiring writer?


To find out more about Cheryl and her books, check out her website at!


Lisa and Laura said...

Ooh, I'm a sucker for a good love story. This sounds fab!

The Compulsive Reader said...

Aw, Breathing is such a great book! Thanks for the interview!