It’s party time, reader friends! Happy Book Birthday to Molly by Sarah Monzon! We are chatting with the author and celebrating this sweet romantic comedy!
about the author
A Carol award finalist and Selah award winner, Sarah Monzon is a stay-at-home mom who makes up imaginary friends to have adult conversations with (otherwise known as writing novels).
As a navy chaplain’s wife, she resides wherever the military happens to station her family and enjoys exploring the beauty of the world around her.
Share five favorites.
indoor activity – reading
time to write – morning
childhood author – L.M. Montgomery
genre – romance
B: Just five of the things we have in common!
What is your favorite activity or hobby not related to books?
S: Travel. And not like around the world travel, although that would be ah-mazing. Unfortunately, our bank account only allows for exploration within a few hours of our backyard. But that’s okay! There are so many things to see and experience, and, since we are a military family, our backyard changes every few years so our possibilities of discovery never run out.
B: There really is an endless number of things to do and see all over our country. For a weekend warrior style traveler, moving every few years is a pretty good deal!
Describe yourself in five words
S: Awkward, Introvert, Empathetic, Peacemaker, Kind
B: Yes, you are! I consider myself most of those things too… especially the first few, lol!
Share your inspiration behind Molly.
S: Well, this isn’t so much inspiration behind the story as it is one of the characters. The hero in the story, Ben, is a single father with a crazy adorable four-year-old daughter, Chloe. I myself have a spunky just-turned-six-year-old daughter. See where I’m going with this?
That’s right. I didn’t have to look far or remember too far back to all those preschool antics and belly-rolling conversations. So, if you read the book and you ask yourself if something really happened or if a young girl really did say such-and-such, chances are about 99.7% that, yes, that scene or dialogue was taken from actual events.
B: Oh, how sweet! I can’t wait to hang out with your little one in fictional form!
What is your next release and/or what are you working on now?
S: The next book in the Sewing in SoCal series comes out in October. This book will feature Jocelyn, a big city budget analyst trying to fake-it-till-she-makes-it at the corporate retreat taking place at a family-owned dude ranch. But as much as she knows nothing about horses, she knows even less about handling the resident reticent cowboy on the cattle ranch.
B: This series sounds like so much fun, I can’t wait to get them in my hands and on my shelves! Thank you for chatting with us, Sarah!
about the book
Molly by Sarah Monzon (Sewing in SoCal book 1)
If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I absolutely refuse to tell a lie no matter the consequences.
So don’t ask me a direct question unless you’re prepared for a direct answer—that’s something my SoCal sewing girlfriends have learned the hard way.
But who would have thought my honesty policy would get me fired from my job at the preschool?
Or that a desperate—and not to mention devastatingly handsome—single father of one of my (now-former) students would hire me that same day as a nanny for his daughter?
I’m an education professional. How hard can taking care of a four-year-old and her over-stressed, over-worked father be?
Thanks to the generosity of the author, one fortunate Faithfully Bookish reader friend will receive his/her choice of either a print OR ebook copy of Molly by Sarah Monzon!
print US only | ends 7/9 | complete giveaway rules
Join the party by sharing your thoughts in the comments!
I might have to camp out on my porch until the print copy of this sweet rom-com I ordered for myself arrives!
Are you adding Molly by Sarah Monzon to your tbr, reader friends?