For more than a decade, Sandra D. Bricker lived
in Los Angeles. While honing her chosen craft of screenwriting in every
spare moment, she worked as a personal assistant and publicist to some
of daytime television's hottest stars. When her mother became ill in
Florida, she put Southern California in her rearview mirror and moved across
the country to take on a new role: Caregiver.
"I guess most people would see my career as a publicist as a sort of
dream job. But giving it up turned out to be the best thing that could
have happened to me!" she declares. "Not only was I given the gift of
getting to know my mother as an adult woman before she passed away, but I
was also afforded the blessing of being able to focus completely on my
dream of a writing career."
The author says that it was her 8th novel that opened the door to finding
her way as a writer. "I'm a Christian woman, first and foremost," she
says. "So it was a bit of a dream-come-true when Summerside Press chose
me as one of two authors to launch the Love Finds You line."
Sandie's real-life role as cancer survivor has parlayed
into her steadfast commitment to raising awareness and funds for ovarian
cancer research. Spearheading a series of devotionals for Summerside
Press (such as the popular His Grace is Sufficient...Decaf is Not), the author has stipulated that a portion of each contributor's proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Always the Baker, Never the Bride, released by Abingdon
Press in September 2010, garnered phenomenal reviews and spawned a
series of three more novels based on the popular cast of characters at
The Tanglewood Inn, a wedding destination hotel in historic Roswell,
Georgia. The Another Emma Rae Creation series of novels has cemented Sandie's spot in publishing as a
flagship author of Laugh-Out-Loud Romantic Comedy for the Inspirational Market.
"Being allowed to combine my faith and my humor with raising funds for my pet projects ... and still pursue my writing dream,"
says Bricker, "well, that's the best of all worlds, as far as I'm
And one of the author's pet projects is animal rescue, evidenced by the special bond she has created with one particular formerly-abandoned puppy -- a red-haired colliewith "killer brown eyes and the heart of the class clown."
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