Be Still, Ladies! And Let Your Nail Polish Dry!

September 26, 2009

by Sandie Bricker

Be Still ... and Let Your Nail Polish DryI wanted to let everyone know that Summerside Press has a hot new devotional coming out in October.  🙂  Ok, so I wrote it … along with Andrea Boeshaar, Debby Mayne and Loree Lough. We’re so proud of Be Still … and Let Your Nail Polish Dry. It’s especially geared toward busy women on-the-go, and a portion of the proceeds are going to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Being a five-year survivor of stage 3 ovarian cancer, I’m particularly touched by our connection to OCRF. And I hope you’ll all support us by buying a copy for yourself, and a copy for your best girlfriend! And please feel free to TALK IT UP with everyone you know. 

Book trailer:

We also have a blog dedicated to the book at and I hope you’ll feel free to stop by now and then. All four authors contribute to the blog, and topics run the gamut of women’s issues from health and wellness to friendships and family to general girl power.

Let us know what you think of the devo! And special thanks to Summerside Press and Connie Troyer for the dedication to making Be Still into something really special and very unique!


Be Still … And Join Our Blog!

April 19, 2009

Andrea Boeshaar, Debby Mayne, Loree Lough and myself (Sandie Bricker) have collaborated on a new devotional called Be Still … and Let Your Nail Polish Dry from Summerside Press. In the spirit of the collaboration, we’ve also joined forces on a blog dedicated to women-on-the-go.

We would like to extend an invitation to you to come to the blog, and of course to become a regular follower, to post comments and to support us in this new endeavor.

We’re very excited about this 2x-a-week-for-a-year devotional. BY women FOR women in the pursuit of keeping God’s Word alive in our hectic lives.

Be Still … and Let Your Nail Polish Dry
Andrea Boeshaar – Sandra D. Bricker – Loree Lough – Debby Mayne
Available in stores 11/09 – Available NOW for pre-orders at

Love Finds You … In a Video Trailer!

August 31, 2008

A while back, I put together a really rough version of a video trailer with a new program a friend turned me on to. It was ok, but then Andrea had a really professional one done, and I was so impressed with it that I called Misty Taggert (the video trailer guru) and asked her to have a look at the goofy one I made. We worked together to capture the comedic tone of the book, and used some photos of the Snowball area, and I think the collaboration really produced something cool.

Misty uploaded it to, so if you’d like to have a look:

I’d love to hear what you think! And if you’re interested in having one made for you when the time comes, Misty’s email address is She’s great to work with, and really has the desire to use her talents to create something a writer is happy with.


Snowball, Part Deux

July 10, 2008

I posted a little exerpt from Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas on my website, and I’ve gotten some really sweet emails in response. Apparently, the people who GET my humor and enjoy my comedic way of thinking have just been hiding until now.  🙂  I’m really excited to see what happens in October if this is any indication of how the books will be received.

Thanks to those of you who have posted here, and through my site. This is a really exciting time. Andrea Boeshaar is the author launching alongside me in October, and we’ve had many conversations about how blessed we feel to be part of something with the promise of taking the road Summerside is headed down.

My best girlfriend (we’ve known each other 30+ years, but don’t tell anyone … it shows my age!) called last week with the idea of getting in on the fun. “What’s the next book you’re doing for them? I want to go with you to the town so we can explore it together!”  And now that has the book listed (with cover AND synopsis!) for pre-orders, I’ve actually heard from some people that they’re putting in their orders now. What fun this is!

Grateful and humble thanks to the other writers contracted or hoping to be contracted with Summerside, too. We’re becoming quite a little family of gigglers and planners and dreamers and prayer partners. Hey, does that make Jason and Rachel the parents of this brood? Quick, somebody get them some herbal tea and aromatherapy relaxation candles!


Snowball, Arkansas

May 13, 2008

What a great time I’ve had writing this book! It’s been a while since I’ve been to Arkansas, but I remember my time there fondly. I was a publicist for actors in Hollywood at the time, and one of my biggest clients had a few personal appearances in the area … so my business partner and I took the opportunity to get to know a state neither of us had ever visited before.  Since I came away with dreams of retiring there, I guess you can figure out how much it impacted me.

In the course of writing Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas, I’ve been in touch with some of the coolest Arkansinians. Arkansans. Arkanites? I’ve asked a park ranger questions about bass fishing in the Buffalo National River, and I’ve spoken at length to a tour guide at Blanchard Springs underground caverns. I’ve even e-mailed the owner of a little cafe I remember from an afternoon in Mountain View, Arkansas. What I’ve found is that the people of Arkansas are just as warm and hospitable as I remember them, and new retirement dreams are percolating. If you’ve never been there, I highly recommend it.

In fact … if you wait a few years, you can come and sit on my retirement porch and sip some tea and chat with me about God’s grace and blessings while we look over miles and miles of green hills and wildflower fields. See? Percolating. 

All the best!

Sandie Bricker <– currently a resident of sunny, hot, humid  and brown Tampa, Florida

Joy Found Me at Summerside Press

May 11, 2008

Even though Love is going to Find You in Snowball, Arkansas (and leave you laughing!) this fall … complete writer JOY has found me at Summerside Press.

The experience of working with Rachel and Jason has been the best, and most creative, of my career.  They have constructed a collaborative effort, from the pitch to the writing to the art to the marketing, and I’m thrilled to be a part of their team.