Face-Off with Sandra Orchard!!

Sandra Orchard I am super excited to have THE Sandra Orchard on my blog today!! She is a multi-award winning author of over a dozen suspenseful books! Now, that is impressive!!

Sandra lives in Ontario, Canada, but her books have made it to us! haha 🙂 She’s a homeschool mom (*HOLLA!!* HOMESCHOOL MOM’S UNITE!) that studied math in school. On her oldest child’s first day of college, she received her first contract. Coincidence? I think not…

Check out her Blog here…and

Check out some of her books here:

Let’s do this, shall we?


PicCollage(2)The rules are simple. I ask Sandra some random questions. She replies and then I give my answers. Each winning answer is worth one point and I get to decide whose answer is better.

It’s my blog.

Here we go!

1. What’s the most remote location that you have ever visited?

Sandra – Alaska. My husband and I went on a cruise there to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Of course…it didn’t feel terribly remote considering how many other people were sharing the ship with us!

Charity – That’s true…but, that is pretty remote. I can’t imagine how beautiful it must have been!! I can’t think of any place as cool as that answer 😦

— Sandra

Charity 0 / Sandra 1

2. If you could pick celebrities to play you and your husband in a movie, who would you choose? Why?

Sandra – Oh, true story. We were in the Montreal airport and a woman kept staring at my husband. Finally, she came up and said, “Are you a movie star? You remind me of a movie star.” I said, “Yeah, I always thought he looked like Cary Grant. Don’t you think?”

She cocked her head, scrutinizing him. “Yeah, a little.”

We never did find out which movie star she thought he really looked like!

[Notice, how I neatly avoided your question? 😉 ] Here’s a pic of

us on that Alaskan Cruise. You decide.

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Charity – You are right! He does resemble Cary Grant!

If someone was going to star in a movie about my life, it would probably be someone like Carol Burnett. (I am a mess!!) . As far as my husband? Wolverine 😉


— Tie – We have lovely husbands!

Charity 1 / Sandra 2

3. Do you ice skate well?

Sandra – I haven’t skated in years, but I can probably still get from A to B, both frontwards and backwards, nothing fancy. Although as I recall, being a tad unsteady on skates—in other words…in need of a steady hand to hold—was always a plus in my dating days. 😀

Charity – Oh, you rascal, you! haha. Love it. I am pretty good on skates, but not so much with ice skates 😮

— Sandra pulled ahead with her final statement!

Charity 1 / Sandra 3

4. Favorite TV show when you were growing up?

Sandra – Hmm, Remington Steele and Love Boat, maybe. Definitely dating myself here.

Charity – Well, that means we both are. Those are what I grew up watching too. My favorite was the 80’s Mission: Impossible. My family watched a lot of Scarecrow and Mrs. King, so that was a staple. Same with Dukes of Hazard.

— Tie. Old tv! woot woot

Charity 2 / Sandra 4

5. Do you have a full-fledged farm?

Sandra – No, we have farm “pets”. Up until this past harsh winter, they included a horse, a goat, cats, chickens and a dog. Now…we have only a dog, a horse and one chicken.

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Charity – Well, that’s 3 more pets than I currently have!! We had a dog, for about 2 years. I couldn’t handle it….I’m too spontaneous and high maintenance, I suppose. We gave him to my parents, so I still get to see him 🙂 Best of both worlds!


— Definitely Sandra!!

Charity 2 / Sandra 5

6. How many books do you read a month?

Sandra – It depends on the month, for example, where I’m at in my writing and deadlines. This month, so far I’ve read three, and will probably finish at least a couple more. But last month, I only read 2 books.

Charity – Hmm. I have to agree. I does depend on the month. For me, it is anywhere between 8-20.


Charity 3 / Sandra 5

7. Have you ever been 4-Wheeling?

Sandra – Not in the way you probably mean. But yes, I’ve ridden on a four-wheeler. We do take the grandkids for joyrides on the neighbor’s golf cart, though, and run the dog alongside it—an Alaskan husky who loooooves to run.

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Charity – Did I mention the “High Maintenance” thing yet? 😉

— Sandra!

Charity 3 / Sandra 6

8. How do you strive to bring God the most glory in your life?

Sandra – By acknowledging his hand in all things, and in His strength, striving to face life’s daily challenges and tasks without complaining.

Charity – Love it 🙂

— God wins!

Charity 3 / Sandra 6

9. What type of things do you collect?

Sandra – Hmm, when I was young, I collected stamps, coins, spoons, seashells, and the occasional fossil. These days I try to avoid accumulating “stuff.”

Although I enjoy collecting letters/emails from readers!

Charity – Nice! I like that extra statement.

I try to avoid it too. We have a very small home and I like things to be organized!! I used to collect Fenton glass, but I just don’t have room anymore.


— Tie

Charity 4 / Sandra 7

10. If you could pick one store to have a 30 minute shopping spree at, what one would you choose? What would you get?

Sandra – LOL, no fair, I just finished telling you I’m trying to avoid accumulating stuff! However…that husky I mentioned was a chewer when she was a pup, and she did ruin a corner of our sofa, amongst other things.

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So… we could definitely stand to replace some furniture, get some decent bureaus, with drawers that actually work! Oh, and if there’s a furniture store that also sells kitchen cupboards, bonus, because mine are a boring white melamine slab and it would be nice to spruce those up too.

Charity – Nice call!!! I would just go to Target and take everything…..*sigh* It’s almost heavenly, don’t you think?


— Tie!


Charity 5 / Sandra 8

i-lost-the-game-2 BIG TIME!

Thank you, Sandra! That was a blast 🙂 I love the pics you sent and it was awesome finding out a little more about you!!!! You are welcome back anytime!

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