Monday, September 20, 2010

Sandra D. Bricker's "Love Finds You in Carmel by the Sea"


We're happy to have Sandra D. Bricker with us today talking about her book, Carmel by the Sea. To learn more about Sandra and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?All I needed was to spend a little time in Carmel to go gaga for the place. It’s so artsy and quaint, and it struck me that it has the vibe of an old Hollywood movie.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I actually sold a different story to Summerside, one that was set in Montana. However, the owner of Summerside went on a golf vacation to Carmel, and he fell in love with the place, then asked me if I’d consider changing the location of my story.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.1. The Bachelor is my secret pleasure. Don’t ask me why!
2. I grew up wanting to be Ann Marie, Marlo Thomas’ character in That Girl.
3. I am a fanatic fan of the old Dick Van Dyke Show. Rob Petrie was, and still is, my ideal man.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?I co-authored with Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, Debby Mayne and Trish Perry. It’s called Delight Yourself in the Lord…Even on Bad Hair Days. It’s due out in the spring, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. I’m working on books two and three in the OH! series for Abingdon Press.

5) Parting comments?Thank you so much for inviting me to join you for a visit. You’ve been so supportive of me and my books, and I’m really grateful.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?My Web site: http://www.sandradbricker.com/
My blog: http://sandradbricker.blogspot.com/
Book trailer for Carmel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxMPh8qr3uM

37 comments:

  1. I would love to read this book!!Sounds excellent!!
    hanns3@sympatico.ca

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  2. Wow! Awesome giveaway!
    Please enter me!

    Emreilly303@gmail.com

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  3. Sweet! You know, I absolutely love to read these!
    Sign me up!

    Dreilly316@gmail.com

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  4. Great review! I think it's really great how you have all those questions and answers my the author. It really makes you want to read this book more!
    Please enter me!

    Jreilly316@verizon.net

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  5. Where in MT was the original location? It seems funny you could switch them! (I live in MT)
    I am a subscriber....(martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  6. I enjoy the Love Finds You books so plesae count me in.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. I am a subscriber and would love to be entered to win this fabulous sounding book! Thanks for the chance!

    Blessings,
    Molly
    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

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  8. I'd love to try this book out. The cover is gorgeous! joyfulhutch[at]msn[dot]com

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  9. Meeeeee...put me on the contest list!!! :D

    Linda Ortiz/strgth4yu@hotmail.com

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  10. I lived near Carmel years ago. It is beautiful there!

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  11. Oh, I LOVE Carmel-by-the-Sea. That is my favorite place to vacation in the U.S. I used to have friends to stay with there, sadly not any more. Would love to win this book.

    Gail
    bookwurm70 at gmail dot com

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  12. What a pretty cover. Please enter me.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I also LOVE Carmel, such a beautiful place. Unfortunately the last time I was there was when my Dad passed.
    I agree it would have been fun to be "That Girl"!
    Please enter me!

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. I LOVE the cover to this book, and would love to read it! Please enter me!

    lubell1106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I'd love for a chance to win this book! Please enter me!

    jennycohen104(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I love the love finds you books and the cover is stunning! Please enter me. Thank you!

    caseymh18(@)gmail(.)com

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  17. I love the LFY books......please enter me for this one! The cover is beautiful! Thanks!!!!
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

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  18. Great Review!
    I would love to read the book.
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    Thank you for the chance.
    Wendy
    wdesirees[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  19. I would love to win this book. I love Sandra's writing. Please enter me. I am already a subscriber to this blog. Thank you!
    carlyberd[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  20. I love the Love Finds You books.
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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  21. I'm sure Montana would have been a good setting, but Summerside may have had a stroke of genius in asking that you change the location. I know nothing about Carmel, but am intrigued by the cover and want to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  22. I'm a subscriber thanks

    I have read Sandra's 50-ish book. love it.
    I just one her always the baker never the bride on another site. I'd love, love, love to win this book.

    I love LFY series. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  23. Hi Sandra,

    I'd love to read this book! I read your The Big 5-Oh! and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Had me giggling all the way through.

    Blessings,
    Cheri

    cheri[at]cherihardaway[dot]com

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  24. I would love to read this book.
    Thanks for the interview and giveaway.
    Blessings,
    Trinity Rose
    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

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  25. Thanks so much for donating a portion of the proceeds from the book Delight Yourself in the Lord…Even on Bad Hair Days to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. I just lost a member of my family to this awful disease.
    i would love to read Carmel by the Sea.
    Thanks again and God Bless you!

    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Sounds like a cute book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  27. Sounds like an interesting book and I would like to be entered in the draw.

    sbmarkle(at)eastlink(dot)ca

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  28. Please enter me! I love the "Love Finds You" series. :)

    booklovercb[at]yahoo[.]com

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  29. Great post...Its wonderful that you are donating proceeds to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, that will help many women dealing with this. One of my closest family friends just passed this week from this. We were just at Carmel so we have wonderful memories w/ her.. its going to be hard without her.
    thanks for all the wonderful help you are doing...
    I can't wait to read your book...she was a big fan of yours and we chared many of your books...
    thanks again,
    God bless,
    Heidi
    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

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  30. nakiassgeorge@yahoo.comSeptember 24, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    I would love to win this book.

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  31. thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  32. I'd love to read this new-to-me LFY book. It looks really good, please add me to your giveaway list. Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  33. I'd like to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  34. I want to thank all of you for coming and supporting me here at Dawn's place! She's always such a lovely hostess. This time, I was out of town when the blog posted, and I'm so sorry to have taken so long to get here ... but I loved reading all of your comments!

    I've chosen a winner at random (Congratulatinos, Cheri!!) and will be emailing her for a mailing address to send Carmel. I've also decided to give away an extra copy because I was so touched by the post left by Heidi about losing her friend to ovarian cancer. My prayers are with you, and everyone who has lost someone to this cruel enemy.

    Thank you again for such lovely support! And thanks to Dawn for putting up with my ridiculous schedule lately.

    Sandie

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  35. Who owns all the current "Love Finds You" books? Lucky girl. :) (Not me) Thanks,
    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

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  36. I LOVE the Love Finds You series. If this is a giveaway, please include me. Thank you.

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

    I am a follower.

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