Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spotlighting Cheryl Renee Herbsman's BREATHING

Today, I have Cheryl Renee Herbsman in the Spotlight! Here's a little about her debut novel, BREATHING:
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.

Doesn't that sound amazing? And here's a bit about Cheryl:
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, 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.


Here are Cheryl's answers to the Thorough Three:

NM: What is the age of your protagonist/s?

CRH: 15

NM: What is the single, most important bit of advice you'd give to the You that was the same age as your protagonist/s?

CRH: Believe! (And quit worrying so much!)

NM: Complete the following sentences:

Everyone should definitely, for sure _____________.

You should NEVER, EVER ___________. But if you absolutely must, make sure to ____________.

CRH: Everyone should definitely, for sure go for their dreams.
You should NEVER, EVER give up. But if you absolutely must, make sure to do it for something better.

I completely agree. To find out more about Cheryl Renee Herbsman and her work, go here. To order your copy of BREATHING, click here.

1 comment:

Janet Gurtler said...

This is such a great book!

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