Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Interview with Sandra Orchard & Giveaway!






In honor of Over Maya Dead Body’s release—TODAY!—I’m sharing a special interview with the author and a chance for y’all to win a copy of the first book! :)
Y’all have seen me fangirl often over this author and her wonderful mystery/suspense books on all of our social medias, but I’m so excited to be sharing this interview with Miss Sandra Orchard. (And have a giveaway at the end. ;) )


BFCG: Hi Miss Sandra! We’re so happy to have you on ‘Books for Christian Girls’ today! Thank you so much for letting us interview you! Let’s start this off by asking if you could please tell us about Serena and what she does in your own words.

SO: Serena is driven to solve crimes involving art and antiquities, in the secret hope that one day she might bring to justice the art thief who took her grandfather’s life. Thankfully she’s also surrounded by devoted parents, a quirky aunt, a handsome apartment superintendent and an equally handsome colleague who want her to have a life too.


  


BFCG: I’ve loved reading about Serena, her family, & her job! It’s been so fascinating and just adds to my FBI/Criminal Justice lovin’ heart! If you worked for the FBI, what division do you think you would be a part of? 

SO: Hmm…the training division sounds as if it’d be fun. Although I’d probably be best suited to the finance division, since I majored in math at university.

 



BFCG: Can you please tell us a little about yourself?

SO: When not plotting crimes, I love to play with my adorable little grandchildren or enjoy hiking or kayaking with my hubby or renovating our century-old farmhouse, aka the money pit. Once upon a time, I taught high school math, homeschooled my three brilliant children (I could be biased on the brilliant part) and I still do bookkeeping—the mathematical kind. ;) I also love to speak at events, teach writing workshops, and do all kinds of crafts.



BFCG: After writing a fantastic series featuring poisons, Port Aster Secrets, what made you decide to write a series around an FBI agent? 

SO: Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the Port Aster series. I’d done a lot of research on art crime for my Love Inspired Suspense novel, Perilous Waters, and was brimming with more story ideas that I thought would dovetail nicely with a heroine trying to find her way in the world of work, family and relationships. Thankfully my editor agreed. :)



BFCG: I’ve now read 12 out of 13 of your books, I believe, and have enjoyed every single one. How many books have you written total?  

SO: 3 1/2 more than have been published and/or contracted. <wink> Over Maya Dead Body is lucky number 13—my sixth mystery with Revell. I also have 7 romantic suspense with Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense Christian imprint, and I’m currently working on 3 cozy mysteries for Annie’s Attic.




BFCG: This blog is based on the verse Philippians 4:8 {“…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”}. Is there a part of that Scripture that stands out to you?

SO: As it pertains to Serena, “whatever is honorable and whatever is right” are guiding principles in her life and work.


Wasn’t that such a neat interview? I always love hearing about how different authors think and write. :) Thank you again to Miss Sandra for allowing BFCG to interview you!


Connect with Miss Sandra on her:  Website  //  Facebook  //  Pinterest


**GIVEAWAY**
{Giveaway open to the USA, if someone outside of the USA wins, they will be given an e-copy of the book via Amazon. Ends the 18th.}





25 comments:

  1. Such a fun interview!! And this series sounds great! :)

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  2. Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Lindsey. Wow, I love to hear that you've enjoyed a dozen of my books! And the pictures you've taken of them are so cool.

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    1. Thank you for doing it! I'm still so thrilled that we were able to do this! :)
      Oooh, yes! I've read all of them except Perilous Waters, need to read that one and I've done them all--so far! ;)
      Thank you so much! :)
      ~Lindsey

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  3. I haven't read any of Sandra Orchard's books before, but they look interesting! I usually don't read a lot of suspense books, but I think it would be fun to give them a try ^_^

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    1. Sooo fun. :D Of course, I'm totally biased. ;)

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  4. This looks awesome! I'll have to check out the series!!

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  5. Great interview! I have a bit of a thing for FBI/Criminal Justice too, Lindsay, especially when it involves a specialist field like art fraud, (just one of the reasons I love this series). And can I just say, homeschoolers unite! :-)

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  6. I don't know how I missed that Sandra Orchard wrote the Port Astor series! I loved the first book of that series and the rest are on my "to buy" list. This interview was awesome! Thank you for hosting this Lindsey!
    Blessings,
    Victoria Lynn
    RufflesandGrace.com

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  7. Great interview. I have yet to read any of your books but I am excited to start. I love a good mystery every now and again.

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  8. Hello Lindsey!
    I LOVE your blog and everything in it and I LOVE LOVE Sandra Orchard's series!!!<3

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  9. Great interview! I started the Serena Jones series a couple months ago, and am SO excited to read Over Maya Dead Body! I'll have to bug my local library to get copies too: there are only 5 copies in my whole state! (I didn't know Ms. Orchard was a homeschool mom! That's so cool!!)

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    1. I appreciate you making the library requests! Every once in a while, I'll get a google alert for a library that has added it to its collection. Always fun to see.

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  10. Such a great interview!! I actually haven't read any of the books in this series, but they sound soooo good! They are definetly getting add to my to be read list!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  11. Thanks for adding them to your TBR list. :)

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  12. I've never read your books but they are on my to read list

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  13. I've heard about Sandra for a while now. I guess I need to put her books higher on my TBR pile! Thanks for the interview.

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