Eric Herm was raised on a cotton farm near Ackerly, Texas. He left the farm to pursue other interests and played football at Abilene Christian University, where he somehow managed to graduate with a degree in broadcast journalism. He worked in sports television broadcasting, but Herm soon chose the life of a vagabond. He lived and worked in Colorado and Alaska, writing about his adventures along life’s highway.
Traveling extensively through America, Mexico, Europe and Northern Africa, he witnessed a multitude of lifestyles, personalities, and cultures. Throughout his travels, these experiences helped open his mind to the endless possibilities of living life to the fullest. In 2005, Herm returned to the land that has been in his family for almost 90 years and started his life as a farmer all over again.
As a naturalist, Herm continues to seek a more balanced relationship between his family’s farm and Mother Nature. In his book, Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth, he details the transformation of himself and his family farm. His book Surviving Ourselves takes a more in-depth look at our relationship with Nature and how it impacts every level of our existence.
Through a fist-full of tumbleweeds and sandstorms, Herm plunges forward with sarcastic wit, creative perspectives, and a glass half-full. Raising two beautiful boys, he and his partner Jennie Holt live on his great-grandparents' original homestead in Howard County.