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Monday, May 12, 2008

Chat with author Julie Carobini


Today, I'm chatting with one of my very best writer friends, Julie Carobini. Here's a picture of her latest book cover. Isn't it the GREATEST? A beach chair and chocolate--ah, bliss.
I'm also giving away an autographed copy of Truffles by the Sea. Winner will be chosen at random, everyone who makes a comment is eligible. (Okay my blogger impaired readers--yes, I know who you are-- if you prefer, you can email me instead of commenting in the blog :-) )



Katie: Hi Julie, thanks for joining us today! Truffles by the Sea is the follow-up for Chocolate Beach. Do you need to have read the first one to understand the second?

Julie: Hi Katie and Bloggity Visitors!
No, you do not have to read the first book to understand the second (but it would be more fun that way :) Seriously, there is some carry over, but the stories also stand alone.

Katie: Tell us a little about Truffles by the Sea.
Julie: I'd love to! Truffles by the Sea is the story of a gal who has faced so many mini-disasters in love and life that she makes the declaration that she'll "be gullible no more!" After she moves into a small loft and tries to turn her life around, her motto--and her faith--are put to the test.It's a story filled with faith, gossip, romance, and of course, truffles :)

Katie: Now that sounds like an interesting combination! I know that your former job in the hotel business gave you the idea for Bri’s gig as tour host. What, if anything, do you have in common with Gaby?
Julie: Sad to say, both Gaby and I can be quite gullible :) We both needed to learn that discernment comes from putting our hope and lives right into God's hands first.

Katie: So true! Your books combine two of my favorite things—chocolate and the beach. What’s your favorite kind of chocolate? Where is your favorite beach?
Julie: Yeah, chocolate is a dear friend. I've tried so much, but I've found that I'm a nut for See's--especially their milk-chocolate covered brittle. SO yum. As for favorite beaches, do I have to limit it to one? I've enjoyed time in Nags Head, Newport Beach, Malibu...but I absolutely adore Cambria, which is on the central coast of California. The beaches there have coves and otters and moonstones...just love them.

Katie: I agree, Cambria is lovely. What Julie Carobini books can we look for on the horizon?
Julie: Speaking of the central coast , I'm writing a series of stand alone stories set in the fictional town of Otter Bay for B&H Publishing Group. I'm so excited to be able to share the rocky and majestic central coast with readers! The first book, about a woman who moves back to Otter Bay only to discover secrets about her family that destroy the fairy tale image she'd always had, will be released in summer 2009.
Katie: I can't wait! Julie, thanks so much for stopping by.
Julie: Thanks for sharing your cyber beach blanket with me today, Katie! Readers, please stop by my beachy website where you'll find info on how to obtain bookmarks, bookplates, and discussion questions for book clubs: www.juliecarobini.com. No sunscreen required :)
Remember, leave a comment (or send an email) for your chance to win a free, autographed copy of Truffles by the Sea.

20 comments:

Pixy said...

Yay, Julie! This is a very cute book! I really enjoyed the voice. Very well done. I passed it on to my Mom, and she read it in one big gobble. It's a hit!

:D

Rachel~

Katie Vorreiter said...

What a great write-up! Mmm, makes me want some chocolate. Enter me to win a book, and I'll buy some truffles to go with it. :)

lollipops said...

please enter me!

Laura

vernetlh at yahoo dot com

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I'd love to be entered into the drawing. I haven't read any of Julie's books yet, but I have a feeling if they're anything like her website and blog, they're very uplifting!

eileenastels[at]rogers[dot]com

Linda Mae said...

I think Julie and I are like minded..lol...nothing beats the beach IMHO

please enter me to win her truffles and sea book!

Vader's Mom said...

I love Julie & I love this book. It was such a fun read!!

Please don't enter me - I'd love for a new reader to discover it.

Lucie said...

Please enter me in the contest! I would love to win "Truffles By The Sea". Thank you!

Blessings,
Lucie

Lucie In CA (at) aol (dot) com

Carole said...

Thanks for the interview and an opportunity to win a copy of Julie's book.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

luv2read said...

Enter me in the drawing. This sounds like a good book.
spowell01(at)bellsouth(dot)net

stampedwithgrace said...

Julie's chocolate books sound so yummy :)
I'd love to win!

Jewelz said...

I've read the first book in this series, and I really, really want to read this book!
I would love to be entered :)
joyfuljewelz (at) gmail.com

Leslie said...

This sounds cute as can be.

Please enter me :)

greyfort at gmail dot com

Thanks! :)

bigguysmama said...

Hi Katie. Thanks for the fun interview. I just received Chocolate Beach so I'd love a chance to win the next book! I haven't had breakfast but anything with chocolate is sounding pretty yummy at this point!

In Christ,
Mimi

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

Bethany said...

Oooo, chocolate! Makes me just want to gobble the book right up! :D This one sounds like a definite read for me. Please sign me up!

jimmynmatthewsmom [at] gmail [dot] com

Charlotte Schofield said...

Please enter me in this contest

aidenadara(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mrs. Sidney said...

I have read Chocolate Beach and I would love to read Truffles by the Sea.... please enter me into the contest.

Love the page!!

Ronel

Mrs. Sidney said...

Please enter me... I would love to read this book.

In Christ,
Ronel

Cheryl Shryack said...

I would love to win this book. It's sounds wonderful. Please enter me.

Cherie J said...

Enjoyed the interview. Please enter me in the drawing for this wonderful book.

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Jane said...

Can't wait to read this book. Please enter me in the drawing!

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