Tuesday, February 9, 2010


We're happy to have Sandra Soookoo with us today talking about her new release "The Trouble with Love."
Click on the photo to the left to visit the author's or publisher's website. Read on to learn more about Sandra and her book...

1) How did this story come to you?
This was one of the first books I’d completed. I thought it would be funny to write about a woman who had a secret admirer as well as another guy who was interested in her at the same time.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
It crashed and burned on the contest circuit & got shredded in a critique group. When I casually subbed it to Desert Breeze, the editor loved it immediately and offered a contract. Guess you shouldn’t give up on a book

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I can’t bake cakes very well. My favorite book to read of all time is Jurassic Park but I can’t read it before bedtime because I’ll have nightmares. I secretly find writing love scenes a bit easier to write than fight scenes

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
Right now, I’m working on my third full length paranormal/fantasy book dealing with dragons. What’s next? Anything’s possible but most likely it’ll be another paranormal novella (if the first one finds a home)

5) Parting comments?
Keep plugging away. Keep writing. If you give up because things get hard or uncomfortable, you’re only hurting yourself.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My website: http://www.sandrasookoo. I’m also on Facebook and Twitter. Both links are on my website homepage.

Monday, February 8, 2010

"Walking on Broken Glass" by Christa Allan


We're happy to have Christa Allan with us today talking about her new release "Walking on Broken Glass."
Click on the photo to the left to visit the author's website. Read on to learn more about Christa and her book...

1) How did this story come to you?
I’m a recovering alcoholic, and by God’s grace, have not had a drink for over twenty years. I invited God back into my life because of AA, not in spite of it. As I grew in my faith and in my recovery, I realized that so many Christian families suffer in silence. Alcoholism, drug, sex, or food addiction, lifestyles are all the big elephants in the room we don’t talk about. But we all know they exist. So, what’s someone to do who’s immersed in these challenges? I wanted to reassure women struggling with addiction that they’re not alone, that there’s a loving and compassion God who cares about them and His grace will be sufficient for them. I wanted to remove the façade that often hinders real recovery. “Good” Christian families aren’t immune to the world, but once we admit we have a problem, we can be healed by God.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
One of the first mile-markers was my husband buying me a laptop. Ever so romantically, he says, "Here, now go write something."
Three years, a hurricane, and an ACFW conference later, my tenth graders stroll into my classroom and find me, their teacher, staring at my computer monitor. In tears. Rachelle Gardner of WordServe Literary wanted to talk. To me.
Ten months, several passes by publishers, and another ACFW conference later, my tenth graders stroll into my classroom, and find me, their teacher, snapping my cell phone closed. In tears.
Rachelle called to tell me Abingdon Press had just offered me a contract.


3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1. I sometimes read the end of the novel before the beginning!
2. Alone, I’m a fashion train wreck. I rely on two of my daughters to avoid frumpy.
3. I hate roller coasters.


4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
Rachelle is shopping two proposals now. I’m hoping another contract is next!


5) Parting comments?
Thank you so much for hosting me, and thanks to all of you who are turning the pages of my novel!


6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
WEBSITE: www.christaallan.com
TWITTER: ChristaAllan
FACEBOOK