Cheryl is the author of Breathing, which debuted last year and recently released in paperback.
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.
On with the interview!
How would you define love? Lanna and I ask this of every author and no two answers have been the same.
Soul snuggle. I like that. :) What five books would you recommend?
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Far From You by Lisa Schroeder
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor
What book do you wish you had written?
I'm obsessed with music and finding new songs and such, so if you had a soundtrack for your life, what songs would be on it?
Hurry Home by Wavelength
Nightswimming by REM
At My Most Beautiful by REM
Defying Gravity from Wicked
Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
Room for the Life by Kate Bush
Is there a song (or songs) that describe, or just really work with, Breathing?
Thanks so much, again, for coming Cheryl!
For more on Cheryl and her books and to keep updated on future books, you can go to her website.