Tuesday, November 10, 2015

100 SIMPLE WAYS TO HAVE MORE FRIENDS - Cherie Burbach - One Free Book

Bio: Cherie Burbach is a poet, mixed media artist, and freelance writer. She’s penned 17 books and has written for About.com, NBC/Universal, Match.com, Christianity Today, and more. Whether it’s writing articles or creating art, all of Cherie’s work centers on relationships and faith. She includes book pages, music sheets, and other fabulous random things in her art to create something that celebrates a hopeful message.

Welcome, Cherie. What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
I’ve penned stories and poems since I was a kid but it wasn’t until ten years ago that I became a full-time freelancer. These days writing is my job and I work from my home office, where my adorable Schnoodle dog named Genevieve keeps me company. She keeps me entertained and wags her tail when I sing (badly and off-key) so I’d have to say she’s just about the best coworker ever.

Tell us about your family.
I come from a long line of Wisconites who love to cook and cheer on the Packers. I’m blessed with a very happy marriage to my best friend and we manage to have fun no matter what life throws our way.

Have you written other nonfiction books?
Yes, I’ve written 10 other nonfiction books and 6 poetry books.

Do you have any other books in the works right now?
I have another nonfiction book on friendship that should be out by the first of the year and I’m always working on a novel or two.

What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?
I like painting and making glass sculptures for the backyard, cheering on the Packers, and going estate sale hunting. You never know what you’ll find.

Why did you write the featured book?
I wanted to create a resource for anyone that would like more good friends in their life. People go through ups and downs and sometimes we find ourselves without the close connections we desire. Other times the friends we have are great but just can’t do the things we like doing. I wanted to provide ideas for meeting new people and keeping the good friends in their life that they already have.

What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
That most of the time having more friends takes time and effort. It isn’t always like when you were a kid and just met people easily. When you’re older, you need to get out, meet people, and create the type of friendship you want.

Is there anything you’d like to tell my readers about you or your book?
Like anything in life worth having, friendships take work. My book is a resource that will give you ideas for connecting with someone and many tips for nurturing the friendships you already have that much better.

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
The best place is my website: http://cherieburbach.com/. I have links to all the other places you can find me there.

Thank you, Cherie, for sharing this book with us.

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100 Simple Ways to Have More Friends

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Denise S. said...

I live in Colorado. This would be great because I have a hard time making friends.

Karen said...

Its hard to meet new friends when you are older, this sounds like a very good resource for me.

Debby Mayne said...

Sounds like a great book for anyone--including kids who have to move frequently due to a parent being transferred. I hope it sells well!

slb3334 said...

Looks like a good book.

Cherie Burbach said...

Thanks guys, Yes I think you'd like it if you' re to an area or older. And moving a lot is a challenge for making friends. I've got tips for that too.

Mary Preston said...

What a wonderful idea for a book.

Mary P


Trina Feliciano said...

I live in Laveen, AZ. Who couldn't use more friends? Would love to read this book!

Cherie Burbach said...

Even if you don't need more friends, the book has lots of tips on nurturing your friendships. That's just as important, I think. You don't want to go to all the trouble of making friends and then losing them, so making them a positive part of your life is worth the effort.

Brenda Arrington said...

Love to make new friends. Thanks for the help. I'd love to win a copy of this book. I enjoyed the interview.
Brenda in VA

Crystal Sell said...

Sounds like a book that would really help me out. I am in Michigan!

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your great giveaway!!
Conway, SC.

Daniel M said...

I'm in MA just below boston - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Connie said...

Friendships can change over the years and we sometimes we need help in maintaining the closeness we desire. This book sounds very helpful!
Connie from KY
cps1950 (at)gmail(dot)com

Susan Smoaks said...

i live in Florida

Jennifer Herman said...

I live in Missouri. :D Thanks for the chance!

John Herman said...

I live in MO.