Sandra D. Bricker always knew she had stories in her blood.

Funny enough, she always thought she’d be writing something in the suspense genre. But once she got going, she eventually realized her unique purpose as a writer.

“I’m a clown. I always have been. I’m the person who finds humor in almost anything, from funerals to cooking classes,” Sandra says. “Something always strikes me funny in the most unusual circumstances. Admittedly, my closest friends would probably tell you that it’s not always appropriate, but it’s always there. My plan had always been to write suspense. But God apparently finds me funny and had other ideas.

“I’ve never been one of those Christians who wanted to preach to the choir only. I feel passionate about telling a really good story that will make readers laugh—and sometimes cry—while weaving a thread of Christian ideals that clearly shows faith in God as part of the natural current of everyday life rather than something that makes them stick out like a smashed thumb.”

Sandra’s upcoming novel, Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride (Abingdon Press) is another “Emma Rae creation” that centers around a character from Always the Baker, Never the Bride, Sherilyn. And with Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride, her readers also have a unique opportunity to be part of the story, thanks to a very cool contest. The details of the contest will appear on her blog during September and October.

“I’m currently working with an amazing young artist who is creating five wedding cake options that will appear in the final installment of the story, Always the Baker, FINALLY the Bride, where Emma and Jackson plan their long-awaited wedding,” Sandra says. “The contest will provide an opportunity for one reader to actually choose Emma’s cake! That reader and the winning choice will be written into the book.

“All along, the readers of the ‘Baker’ series have become unexpected friends to me. Their enthusiasm and support for Emma and her gang have been phenomenal. I thought this would be a special way to bring them into the story in an even more personal way.”

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About The Author

Sandra D. Bricker (1958-2016) was the author of more than 25 books. Combining humor and spirituality with life lessons, she carved out a niche for herself as an author of laugh-out-loud fiction for the inspirational market. As a multi-award winning author she was named the 2015 ACFW (American Christian Writers Association) Editor of the Year for her work in Christian romantic fiction.