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.