Monday, October 18, 2010

Sandra D. Bricker's "Always the Baker Never the Bride"

We're happy to have Sandra D. Bricker with us today talking about her book, Always the Baker Never the Bride. To learn more about Sandra D. Bricker and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
I’m a big fan of CAKE. I love those shows like Cake Boss and Amazing Wedding Cakes. So one morning I was having coffee and watching one of those shows, and my main character just popped into my head! Then I couldn’t shut it off. The whole book flooded over me in a matter of about 20 minutes.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I had recently sold The Big 5-Oh! to Barbara Scott at Abingdon Press. When the idea for Baker hit me, I wasn’t sure if it was too soon to pitch her another one. But something told me she was the one who would really GET this story. I couldn’t have been more right because she just flipped for it, and we were already dreaming about translating it to film before the committee ever even met and agreed to make an offer!

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1. I have no rhythm whatsoever. I love music, and I love to dance … but not in front of anyone. If you ever watched Seinfeld and you saw the episode about Elaine’s dancing, then you understand. If not, let me just say this: Uh-huh. No.
2. I have a secret crush on Dean McDermott, Tori Spelling’s husband.
3. I’m a hermit at heart. I could easily hole up in my house for weeks on end without ever leaving, and I’d be perfectly happy.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’ve just completed my portion of the devotional 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.

5) Parting comments?
Thank you so much for inviting me to join you for a visit. And I hope your readers will pick up a copy of Always the Baker Never the Bride. I think it’s the most joyous writing experience I’ve ever had, and I really hope they enjoy it!

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My Web site:
My blog:
Book trailer for Baker:


  1. I identify with the hermit comment. One time I stayed home for three weeks, only going to church on those Sundays. Of course, if I lived in the city limits, I don't believe I could stand to be at home without leaving for that many days. I love the freedom of life in the country. What a blessing.

  2. Anything Sandra writes has to be great! I'm also looking forward to the new devotional coming out!
    Deborah M.

  3. Hi Sandra, I am with you, I love cake, cookies, pies, anything sweet. lol How long have you been writing and when did your first book get published?
    Would love to win and thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  4. This book sounds awesome! Please enter me in the giveaway!

    writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

  5. I subscribe to your blog.Always the Baker Never the Bride sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.Thank you.

  6. Would love to win this book, I have been wanting to read it....enter me in the contest...Thank you

    Linda Ortiz,

  7. The hermit thing would be me if I could. I like getting out and teaching and talking to grownups but I'm such a homebody too. That's my preference.

    carol at carolmoncado dot com

  8. I LOVE this premise! Unique, catchy, and terribly fun sounding. Please add me to the drawing. I do get Dawn's newsletter.


    lr. mullin at live. com

  9. Hi Sandra,
    I was so thrilled to see this post this morning and it was yours...Your books have helped with many, many situations over the year to get through... I found them by accident at a bookstore ( or maybe it wasn't accident and I needed them at the time)have been following ever since...I wanted to thank you for so much comfort and support..I also have been waiting to read this one..
    Thanks again with all my heart,
    please enter me in the giveaway...

  10. Thanks so much for all you First Responders! Kallie, I started out screenwriting, then moved to writing novels when I had to leave Los Angeles and take care of my mom in Florida. God's hand was in it though, and it turned out to be a huge blessing. My first books were for kids, but the first women's fiction was published about ten years ago with Avalon Books, titled unWANTED: Husband. I did four books for Avalon before knocking down the inspirational market doors. :-)

  11. I love the idea of this story, please enter me, I get the email updates!


  12. This book sounds fun. I can't believe it came ot her in 20 minutes.

  13. I love to read books that have food, especially cakes, pies and cookie in the story. My mouth can water all the way through the book.


  14. Sandra, I totally understand you about the hermit thing. I love to be by myself, but seldom am I able to.

    I'd love to win and read your book!


  15. I'm a subscriber and follower and would love to read this book! Thanks for the entry.


  16. I've always been fascinated with those big beautiful cakes! I'm also a hermit at heart :-)

    Sounds like a great story!


  17. I would love to be a hermit too! Must be the writer in all of us.

    I LOVE your books, and I cannot wait to read this one!



  18. The book sounds great would love to read it!

    dancealert at aol dot com

  19. I'd love to win and read your book!

  20. I'd love to read this book. It sounds great.


  21. Um okay let me just say....who doesn't like Cake Boss?! Who's excited to see Buddy and the gang in Italy *raises hand excitedly*

    This book's premise sounds excellent!! Thanks so much for coming by and for this opportunity *grin*

  22. I have The Big 5 Oh! on my shelf just waiting to be read. Saw this new book at the store a couple of days ago and can't wait to read it. Thanks for doing the interview and giving us a peak into your world.


  23. I love those cake...they are amazing, seems like there isn't anything they can't make! Please enter me!


  24. Sounds like a lot of us would be perfectly content to be hermits. You can count me among that number too as long as I have a good book such as Always the Baker Never the Bride to read.

    I am a subscriber to this blog. Please add my name to the drawing. Thanks!


  25. Sometimes I'd like to be a hermit too, and I love rainy days. This book sounds like a happy story and I'd enjoy reading it. It hopefully is full of humor and I love laughing, it is so good for your health and healing.'s making me hungry for wedding cake, but I don't know anyone who is getting married lately. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win this book. I hope I do!

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  26. Sounds like an interesting book . . . I personally enjoy watching "Ace of Cakes" myself . . . Oh! And all the "Food Network Challenge" shows. -)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Subscriber via e-mail.


  27. would love to read this novel....thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  28. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!