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Romance, Wine & Chocolate ’18 Author Spotlight Q&A with Sarah Andre!

In August we begin a series of 10 Author Spotlights with a brief Q&A introducing each of the amazing authors attending  Romance, Wine & Chocolate ’18 on August 31st in Orlando, FL. Registration is FULL, but check for cancellations at rwc2018.eventbrite.com
Author #2: Get to know a little more about today’s featured author, the charming, Sarah Andre

Romance, Wine & Chocolate '18 Author Spotlight Q&A with Sarah Andre!
Books by Sarah Andre
Sarah Andre is a 2017 RITA® finalist, which is Romance Writers of America highest award of distinction. Sarah’s novels include: Capturing the Queen (2017), Tall, Dark and Damaged (2016) Locked, Loaded and Lying (2015), plus a short story in an anthology, From Florida with Love (2016.) She lives in serene Southwest FL with her husband and two naughty Pomeranian boys. When she’s not writing, Sarah is either reading novels, exercising to rude alternative rock music or coloring. Yes, you heard right. She’s all over those coloring books for adults.


Q&A with Sarah Andre:

1. What genre(s) do you write? 

 Romantic suspense


2. Coffee or tea lover? 

 Coffee! Starbucks Verona K Cup to be exact. 🙂

3. Name one thing on your bucket list.
 Is owning a house in Tuscany or on the French Riviera a bucket list item? I’ve lived an abundant life, but that’s the only thing I want and don’t have.

Romance, Wine & Chocolate '18 Author Spotlight Q&A with Sarah Andre!

4. Do you have pets?

 4 year old Pomeranian litter-mates. I call them: The Boyz.
Pic: Taz (Tazmanian Devil; an apt name) on the left, Bo (Bojangles) on the right.

5. When I wake up every morning I… Make my Verona coffee, sit in my beautiful lanai and write down all the things I’m grateful for in a journal. (And because I usually get up in the middle of the night I’m still there watching the sun rise.)

​6. Weirdest​ or unique thing you own. 

 When my brother was an attache’ at the US Embassy in Kabul he had this flag flown in our names on Sept 11th, 2013. Mailed it to me out of the blue. I tear up every time I look at it.
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​7. Do you have ​any hobbies or particular skills? 

I really don’t, but an addiction? I’m known far and wide for my over-the-top Halloween and Christmas decorating. We rent a huge storage unit strictly for my decorations. And as the holidays come around each year, I uh…can’t stop buying… 🙁

8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories? 

My tagline is: Romantic Suspense That Keeps You Up All Night, and that’s my #1 goal: you not being able to put my novel down and sleep!
9. What inspired you to write Tall, Dark & Damaged?

I was inspired to write Tall Dark & Damaged for 2 reasons- one because I loved reading Victoria Holt as a teen and thought: “I want to write a gothic romantic suspense like that.” And two- because my childhood memories of my grandparents huge house on a cliff on Lake Michigan are so special to me that I used that as the gothic setting. Naturally a lot of plot stuff that happens in the house is therefore real. If my debut was the novel of my dreams, for sure Tall, Dark and Damaged was the novel of my heart.

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Romance, Wine & Chocolate '18 Author Spotlight Q&A with Sarah Andre!
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His Life Changed in a Heartbeat.
Disinherited as a teen, Devon Ashby returns home twelve years later as a ruthless CEO, brilliant at negotiating deals, but emotionally stunted. In an instant all he’s struggled to build implodes. Amid the turmoil of saving his company from a hostile takeover, his engagement to a business partner’s high-society daughter hits the rocks. Compounding his troubles, he encounters his high school sweetheart, whose heart he smashed. The vulnerability she awakens leaves him at greater risk than all the crises he faces.
Her Dream Job May Get Her Killed.
While restoring art in a billionaire’s private gallery, Hannah Moore is unwittingly drawn into the dysfunctional family’s confidences. When she discovers the rich developer behind her and her sick aunt’s eviction is the family’s black-sheep son–the lover she’s never gotten over–her desire turns to fury. Always one to avoid conflict, Hannah must stand up to Devon and the growing menace of someone who thinks she knows too much.
A Decades-Old Secret Turns Deadly.
When a family member is murdered, Devon and Hannah become ensnared in sibling greed, festering jealousy, and a tragic secret that’s divided the family. Amid their reigniting passion they race to expose the killer before they become the next victims in this cat-and-mouse game of survival. 


Friends! Are you attending Romance, Wine, & Chocolate ’18? Do you enjoy Romantic Suspense? Are you a fan of Sarah Andre or is she new to you? Have you read her books? I’d love to hear from you! Talk to me… 😀

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19 responses to “Romance, Wine & Chocolate ’18 Author Spotlight Q&A with Sarah Andre!

  1. Sarah is totally new to me. I have a flag that was flown over the capitol the day or son graduated from army basic training. It's very special to us as well.

    • Yay! With Nan's prosecco of course. We'll write it all off as a brainstorming retreat. (We're brainstorming how to stay there forever…)Thanks for commenting, Carrie!

  2. Wish I lived close enough to attend. I enjoyed your interview and yes owning a house in Tuscany is a bucket list item. I love that you want your readers to be scared.

  3. Yes, that's the word. Disease, LOL! (But I am such a queen of this disease.) Oh Sheri! I would LOVE to see a pic of your Waterford topper! I have many pics of my decorations over the years- after I married (20 years ago) we redecorated his bachelor pad house and when it was finished near Christmas I asked the designer to coordinate the decorations in the same color theme too, so these are lush, beautiful keepsakes with a 'jester' theme. If you've ever heard of Katherine's Collection- they do a new theme for their decorations every few years. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I loved this interview. Especially the pic of The Boyz. Before my divorce, I was seriously into Christmas. I put up seven Christmas trees, plus a whole lot of other decorations. Had a party every year. When I divorced, I gave half to the ex. When I moved I got rid of another half, leaving me with a quarter of the original, which takes up a space about 8x8x8 feet, at least. And I now live in a house pretty much too small for a tree! I do have to move out some furniture one year and put up my Victorian tree again, though. It is absolutely gorgeous. The tree topper is a seriously gorgeous, ruby, cut crystal Waterford topper. I would love to see your decorations. All mine are singles (only one, no ornament repeats). Some trees are beautiful, some are just crazy fun. And I do still BUY ornaments on occasion. It's a disease. Or should be. Christmas Ornament Syndrome.

  5. Fun interview! But no talents listed? OMG you have so many that everyone turns to you for help and advice. Which is why your characters have such great problem solving skills. They get them from you.

  6. What a cool interview! I volunteer to keep your guest room in Tuscany busy. Thank you Sarah for the fun personal facts and Lorelei for all you do for Romance Writers and readers!

  7. I may have an addiction to Christmas decorations too. We go all out, inside and out. I even started decorating the backyard since at night we sit in the back of the house!

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