Cherie Burbach specializes in relationships and helping people to connect. Whether it’s writing about caregiving, finding love, or friendship, all of Cherie’s fiction and nonfiction centers around relationships and faith. She’s passionate about helping people with their friendship questions, promoting random acts of kindness, and offering tips on how to forgive and have the best relationships possible.
Author, Poet, Mixed Media Artist
Cherie is the About.com Friendship Expert and has also written for NBC/Universal, Match.com, Christianity Today, Philips Lifeline, and more. Cherie’s poetry reflects the faith and hope that is evident in her life story. Her nonfiction books help people connect, meet new people, and find balance in their lives. Her latest writing venture? Fiction! More on that coming soon.
Cherie also likes to express herself with mixed media art, combining Bible verses and her own poetry with special papers and acrylics. You can see some of her works at her Etsy shop. She is also a license artist, represented by Next Day Art.
Relationship and Friendship Expert
Cherie went on over 60 coffee dates in just six months, and one of those dates turned out to be the man she’d later marry. They’ve been happily married for a decade, and she’s shared her knowledge about finding love and maintaining a successful relationship in her books and articles.
One of the things that made Cherie’s experience so unique is that she knew how to craft an online profile that attracted the right people to her. She wrote about her experience in At the Coffee Shop, and was hired as an online dating consultant where she worked one-on-one with singles to write a profile that brought out their unique personality. Today, she shares her tips here about finding love and maintaining a successful relationship. You’ll find information on everything from friendship to marriage to caregiving here.
In 2010, Cherie was featured in What to Do When No One Has a Clue: Advice for the Brave New World. This was a thrill for her because several of her favorite celebs were in the book, including Real Housewives of New York cast members Countess LuAnn and Bethenny Frankel, Top Chef Rick Bayless, designers Badgley and Mishka, and more. Cherie answered a question on whether or not it’s okay to blog about your date. Her answer rounded out the dating section, and was featured on the same page with the Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger. (Here’s some more fun facts about her.)
Her Mission and Faith
Cherie grew up in a rough environment, but God lifted her from all that, and she writes about His grace and love in her nonfiction and fiction works. Her mission is to celebrate God, banish the shame of alcoholism, and help women understand their worth. Here’s more about her faith and her mission.
Readers have resonated with Cherie’s honest and inspirational “This I Believe” essay, which is the second-most popular out of over 50,000 entries on the NPR website. Her award-winning Christian poetry book Father’s Eyes is the story of her life in verse. (Find out more about her Christian books and poetry.)
Cherie’s Books and ebooks:
- My Soul Is From a Different Place
- Creative Day Planner: Perpetual Day Planner for Creative People
- Yes, You
- New and Selected Poems
- Internet Dating Is Not Like Ordering a Pizza
- 21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes
- Father’s Eyes
- A New Dish
- 21 Ways to Promote Your Book on Twitter
- Dating on a Budget
- First Date 101
- Valentine’s Day 101
- Virtual Book Tours
- Date Ideas for Every Season
- The Difference Now
- A New Dish
- At the Coffee Shop
Cherie’s Blogs and Sites
- Friendship at About.com
- Kitschy Cuisine
- 21 Simple Things
- Eiffel Trifle
- Her Geek Life
- The Dating Blog
- Working Writers
To hire Cherie as a freelance writer or blogger, please use the contact form.