Sandra Robbins, former teacher and principal, is an award winning multi-published author of Christian fiction who lives with her husband in Tennessee. Angel of the Cove, her first book in the Harvest House Publishers historical romance series Smoky Mountain Dreams, released in August, 2012, and was recently named the 2013 winner in the Single Title Inspirational Category of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. This award is given by the Birmingham Southern Magic Chapter of Romance Writers of America for excellence in writing romance. In addition in 2013 her Love Inspired Suspense books Shattered Identity and Fatal Disclosure were both awarded the HOLT Medallion in different categories of the Virginia Romance Writers of America contest to honor outstanding literary talent.
Dangerous Waters the first book in her Cold Case Files Series released the first of August and will be followed by Beyond These Hills, the third book in her Smoky Mountain Dream series in September.
To find out more about Sandra and her books, visit her at her website at http://sandrarobbins.net or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And now, here’s Sandra!
My Kind of Town
I've lived in the South all my life. I love the drawl of the voices I hear every day and the friendly attitude of the people around me. It makes you feel good to drive down the road and be greeted with a wave or a nod by the drivers of the cars you meet. It doesn't matter whether you know the person or not. It's polite to acknowledge them.
When I began to write, I decided to set my stories in the South. The latest book, the first in a three book series titled The Cold Case files, that released this week is Dangerous Waters, and its set in Memphis, Tennessee. I lived in Memphis for a few years, and I loved that city. It's still one of my favorite places to visit. I go there to shop or to see a play or just enjoy being in the city. A few months ago, I attended the Broadway touring company of the musical Memphis and got to see it in my favorite theater, The Memphis Orpheum. It thrilled me to hear the lead actor sing “Memphis in My Soul” because I kind of felt the soul of Memphis when I wrote Dangerous Waters.
Even if you’ve ever been to Memphis, you probably know it sits on the Mississippi River, and that great river is very important to the plot of my story. Of course you can’t visit to the town that gave us the blues without going to Beale Street or taking a tour of the old Sun studios where Elvis recorded or seeing Stax Records that gave us soul music. Then there’s Graceland where Elvis lived, and the National Civil Rights Museum where Martin Luther King was assassinated.
So if you haven’t been to Memphis, I hope my book will give you an introduction to a beautiful city. And then come on down, have some of Memphis’s famous bar-b-cued ribs, take a stroll down Beale Street, and spend a lazy afternoon watching Old Man River roll by.
Camy: Thanks for being here, Sandra!
Sandra’s also giving away a copy of her latest release!
by Sandra Robbins
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