Why I Love My Local Independent Christian Bookstore
Our local Christian Bookstore recently expanded in exciting ways. The owner’s long-held dream of adding a café, where patrons can linger with friends and enjoy a coffee, is now a reality. It has also become the location of their new Friday night coffee houses, in which they showcase local Christian music groups, host other fun events, such as a trivia night, and in June, will inaugurate Author Nights. I have the privilege of being their first fiction author for the new venue, which is fast becoming a popular gathering place for the Christian community, and a nice night out.
I so appreciate the tremendous support I’ve received from the owner. My first few published novels were mass-paperback titles with Love Inspired Suspense, not a brand small bookstores typically bring in. But the owners both hosted a book signing and retained a large number of copies to stock. It’s proven to be a win-win situation, since I can refer readers, who are looking for my older out-of-print books, to them, and they in turn gain new customers.
Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of Deadly Devotion, Blind Trust and Desperate Measures, mysteries from Revell Publishing, and of numerous Love Inspired Suspense titles, including a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award winner. A mother of three, Sandra lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband. In addition to her busy writing schedule, she enjoys speaking at events, teaching writing workshops, and researching new plots, when not doting on her young grandchildren. Learn more about Sandra’s books and check out the special bonus features, such as deleted scenes and location pics, at www.sandraorchard.com.