Interview & Giveaway: Friction by Sandra Brown

Posted August 19, 2015 by Melissa in Author Interview, Giveaway | 17 Comments

Interview & Giveaway: Friction by Sandra Brown

Please help me welcome Sandra Brown to the blog today! Check out our conversation and her new release Friction! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!

A Chat with Sandra Brown

1. Can you tell us a little something interesting about yourself that isn’t in your bio?
I’m the oldest of five sisters, and there’s seventeen years between me and the youngest. Of the five, I was always the bossiest. . .and continue to be! In adulthood we became very close friends, and I treasure each of them.

2. I find it interesting to know what environment authors find most productive… Do you use a pen and paper or laptop? Quiet room at home or bustling café? Basically, what gets your creative juices flowing?
While thinking of a new plot, I take notes on a legal tablet. It’s portable. I can take it anywhere. But once the “idea” becomes a “story,” I return to my keyboard. I seem to think through my fingers. I have a small home office where I work on weekends, but every workday I go to an office, where I have two employees. They do everything for me except write the books. And the building is actually an older house, so the workplace has a homey feel that I love.

3. What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
LOL A self-appointed online critic called one of my books “verbal diarrhea.” That was a first! I’d call that a harsh criticism. Two “best compliments” come to mind. At a recent conference, a young woman brought a hard cover book which had belonged to her grandmother. They lived together and were very close. The elderly lady passed in her sleep. When her granddaughter discovered her, she noticed that my book was on her grandmother’s nightstand and was probably the last thing she’d touched. She asked that I sign it to her grandmother. Another reader brought a hard cover book and asked me to open it. I was surprised to find a square cut-out that went all the way through it. Her husband of eighteen years had proposed to her by placing the ring box inside that square. It’s indeed a compliment to know how personally connected my books, and by extension, I, have been to significant moments in the lives of readers.

4. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Read. Watch a few fav TV series. Read. Watch movies. Read. Socialize with family and friends. Read. Travel. Did I mention I enjoy reading?

5. Do any animals share your life? Please tell us about them.
I had the two most beautiful, even-tempered, well-behaved Golden Retrievers ever. They were litter mates. I got them when they were seven weeks old and named them Chase and Lucky after the brothers in the Texas! Trilogy. They got old and infirm, and I was forced to put them down on the same day. Which was only right and benevolent. They’d been together from the womb; I couldn’t possibly separate them. They were so special, I haven’t yet been able to get another pet. Maybe one day.

 This or That?

Coffee or Tea? Tea
Sweet or Salty? Salty
Beach or Lake? Beach
Winter or Summer? Summer
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Zombies or Vampires? Vampires
Country or City? City
Shower or Bath? Bath
Morning or Evening? Evening
M&Ms or Skittles? M&Ms
Trains or Planes? Planes
Comedy or Drama? Drama

About Friction

Interview & Giveaway: Friction by Sandra BrownTitle: Friction
Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: August 18th 2015
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Length: 416 pages
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction.

A Texas Ranger, relegated to deskwork due to past recklessness, petitions to regain custody of his five-year-old daughter, and his case is assigned to a family court judge who is as attractive as she is ambitious. When a masked gunman barges in during the custody hearing with his sights on the judge, the Ranger reacts instinctually and goes after him. But authorities apprehend the wrong man, and the real gunman remains unknown, at large, and a threat. Will this take-charge lawman jeopardize his chances of custody by going after the would-be assassin? And will this unlikely pair be able to deny the forbidden attraction building between them?


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About Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), & HELLO, DARKNESS (2003).

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.”

In 2009 Brown detoured from her thrillers to write, Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression.

Brown recently was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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17 responses to “Interview & Giveaway: Friction by Sandra Brown

  1. Judy Cox

    I have been reading Sandra Brown’s books for years. She is one of my favorite authors. Thanks for your giveaway.

  2. karen

    I do not read romance novels very often but I make an expection for Sandrs Brown. Her books are just plain good. Plus , she is the type of author that my whole family (of women) enjoy reading and talking about her books. The interview was like icing on the cake–thanks for sharing.

  3. Mary B.

    I enjoyed reading the Q & A gave some personal insight about Sandra Brown. I have always liked reading Sandra Brown’s books. Thanks for the giveaway

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