3 Year Blogiversary Day 2: Author Sandra D. Bricker


Thank you all so much for your terrific comments yesterday, YOU are the reason I keep blogging. I love reading and sharing my favorite books with you. One of my favorite authors is writer of romantic comedy fiction and devotionals, Sandra D. Bricker aka Sandie. She's my blogiversary VIP today so please welcome her and read on to learn more about a special giveaway...

Heeeeere's Sandie!

Sandie
For those who may not know tell us a bit about yourself.

I’ve been writing since the dawn of time. I started out in film school, and I wrote screenplays for 200 years. Then when my mom became ill in Florida, I left Los Angeles behind and moved across the country to take care of her. Since the writing gene wouldn’t rest, I went from writing scripts to writing books. 15 published books later … here I am! I seem to have accidentally been branded in romantic comedy, and I couldn’t be happier about it.


I think it’s always a bit bittersweet when I read the last book in a series I like, what’s it feel like to have penned “The End” for the Emma Rae series?

Actually, it was painful. I thought I’d be thrilled to put them all behind me and move on to new horizons. But after Emma and Jackson’s wedding, the realization set in and I started to question my ability to move on. It felt a little like a break-up. When Emma and I said good-bye, she got all our friends! LOL I recovered by spending some time developing the characters for my next series, and now I’m starting to get my mojo back.


I’m going to take a cue from my friend Rel @ Relz Reviewz blog and ask you who would you cast as Audrey and J.R. when Always the Designer… makes it to the big screen? ;-)

I LOVE REL!!! … Well, since Audrey is a ringer for Gwen Stefani, that would be my obvious choice. But I think Katherine Heigl would work as Audrey. When I wrote the book, J.R. had a very definite shape. He’s tattooed, rides a motorcycle, has the shaggy bad boy look … and Dean McDermott often walked into my imagination and took over. Other possibilities would be my buddy from my General Hospital days, Jonathon Jackson. He would so ROCK J.R. Hunt!


If your readers would like to see a video trailer of Always the Designer, Marian Miller from Marian Creates put together a pretty cool one for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K9TpisV4Rk


What are 3 words that could be used to describe the Emma Rae series?

Only three??? Hmmm. Fun (definitely). Inspiring. Joyous.


What can we expect to read next from the pen of Sandra Bricker?

Well, I have a book to write for Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love line. The working title is Raw Edges, but I don’t think that’s in stone yet. Mine will be based on an ovarian cancer memory quilt, and it will be a little less FUNNY and a lot more touching than my normal fare. Since I’m a survivor of that terrible disease, I’m really excited about writing this one because I think I have a lot to bring to the table.

In addition, I’ve been contracted by Moody Publishing to write a series of books for their River North Fiction imprint. They’ll call them Contemporary Classics, and each one will be a contemporary take on a fairy tale. The first two are If the Shoe Fits (Cinderella) and Rise and Shine (Sleeping Beauty). I have such respect for River North, and I’m just so proud to be part of their posse now!

There are several more projects in the planning/negotiation stages right now, but I’m so happy and excited about the future. My goal is to appeal to readers with the new material the way Emma and her friends did with the Baker series.


About Always the Designer Never the Bride:
It’s taken Audrey Regan years to establish herself as a wedding dress designer, and to date she’s been roped into creating dresses for nine of her girlfriends. Request #10 follows her vow to “Just say no!” and comes from her very best friend. She can hardly turn Carly down!

Audrey arrives in Atlanta early to perform all of her maid-of-honor duties along with final fittings for a one-of-a-kind dress. But Carly’s wedding is nothing short of an event, complete with Prince Charming, and the festivities make Audrey question whether there’s a prince of her own anywhere in her future.

Sophie, Sandra's furry baby
Enter the groom’s brother and best man. Shaggy-haired, tattooed bad boy J.R. Hunt couldn’t be any more different from Prince Charming if he rode in on a Harley Davidson. Oh, wait. He actually did ride in on a Harley!

Sophie says this book is available now for preorder! You know you can't resist that cute face and those pleading puppy dog eyes. ;-)

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Isn't Sandra a doll?! I love her and her books and I suggest following her via her Facebook Fan PageBlog, or her Website. If you're like me you want to keep up with all her projects and there's no better way to do it.

Sandra has decided to give one lucky US reader a copy of her upcoming release Always the Designer Never the Bride! Her author copies haven't arrived yet but when they do the winner will be one of the first to get one! Please be sure to read all of the rules in the entry form below before you enter. Winner will be selected on Sunday, March 18. Thank you Sandie!!!

CORRECTION: The form incorrectly states that the giveaway ends on March 15 but it ends March 17 so please feel free to enter up until that date. 



Happy Reading!!



*photos of Jonathan Jackson and Katherine Heigl from tvguide.com

Comments

  1. Sandie is such a fun person. No wonder her stories are so entertaining. I read Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas several years ago and can still remember the story and how much I enjoyed it.

    The quilt book sounds like something I will like, even though it's not Sandie's usual fare. Having lost my beloved mother-in-law to cancer, I have a hunch some aspects of the story will resonate with me.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by again! I LOVED Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas, it was the book that got me hooked on Sandie's writing! :-)

      XOXO~ Renee

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  2. Hey Renee! Just wanted you to know you've been tagged! Enjoy and be blessed! http://faerytalesarereal.blogspot.com/2012/03/ive-been-tagged.html
    Megan S.

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    1. Thanks Megan! I'll check it out. :-)

      XOXO~ Renee

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  3. O fun! I can't wait to try this one. I really liked book 1.

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    1. I can't wait to read it either! :-) Thank you for stopping by.

      XOXO~ Renee

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  4. Hi Sandie...nice to meet you...and Sophie!

    I have a couple of your Emma Rae books, but haven't gotten around to reading them yet. Guess I'd better move them to the tip-top of my overgrown TBR ;)

    Thanks for sharing with us about your upcoming books, they sound intriguing.

    Congrats on being Renee's VIP today!

    *hugs*
    ~ Lori

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    1. Hi Lori! I really like what I've read of this series so far and hope you do too when you get around to it! Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

      XOXO~ Renee

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  5. Thanks so much to everyone for the great comments! It's always a pleasure to join Renee here, and she's Sophie's fave as well. :-) --Sandie

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    1. Hi Sandie! I love having you and Sophie as guests you guys are always so much fun! Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

      XOXO~ Renee

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  6. Your North River series sounds cute. I love a little bit of humor in my reading. doesn't make it so boring. thanks

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    1. Hi Apple! I'm SO excited to read the River North books too, besides Sandie they have some other great authors with books coming out soon that look great!

      XOXO~ Renee

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  7. HI Renee and Sandra..Thanks for the chance to read this fabulous story :)

    Happy Blogiversary, too.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  8. Sandra's River North series sounds like a must read, I love retellings of fairy tales. Can't wait for Always the Designer Never the Bride, it sounds too cute!

    Sophie's adorable!!! I have a soft spot for furry family members =P

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  9. This series looks SO cute. I can't believe I haven't picked them up yet!

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