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Once Upon a Time… In a Dental Office Interview and Giveaway

About the Book

Book: Once Upon a Time… In a Dental Office

Author: Sunshine Rodgers

Genre: Fiction, Inspirational, Romance

Release Date: June 6, 2022

My life is nothing like a fairy tale!

I work as a Receptionist at Hour Glass Dental and trust me, it’s just as chaotic as it sounds. Between dealing with angry patients and insurance plans, phone calls and emails, I dread my ten-hour workday as I clock in at the busiest office in Brittleton, Tennessee.

Doctor Chase Hatchett suggests that I transfer to a bigger city and climb up the corporate ladder, even implying that he may move with me. Maybe I can start a new chapter with the most eligible bachelor in the office!

But my friends Rafa, Brian and his sister help me to look at life a bit differently. My happiness may not be about chasing the promotion as much as it is about following my heart.

Whatever I decide, even in the midst of all this confusion, I hope I can find my Happily Ever After!


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About the Author

Sunshine Rodgers has written 13 books which have landed on Amazon’s International Best Seller lists in 26 different categories, including #1 in the United Kingdom, #2 in the United States and #25 in Canada. Her books have been translated in several languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese). She has participated in 6 book tours and dozens of book signings. She has a team of 33 people including Artists, Narrators and Photographers. When she is not writing, Sunshine is a guest and featured author on a total of 53 Media Interviews on radio, podcasts and online magazines. Sunshine is a Brand Ambassador to 23 Fashion, Food, Beauty and Skincare Companies. She is a Blogger and an Entrepreneur to her 50,000 social media followers. Sunshine is married to the love of her life, Travis, and they reside in sunny Florida.


More from Sunshine

I remember when I was writing the pages for Once Upon a Time… In a Dental Office. I was a receptionist at a prestigious Dentistry. I worked with these two very handsome – very charming – Dentists. And the truth is, I’d be FLOSSED without them!

And I put the pen to paper about all my personal experiences in my book. “Walking down the hallway, I hear the whizzing and churning of dental equipment as I observe room after room of patients getting their teeth cleaned from plaque buildup, or teeth getting surgically extracted or my least favorite, hearing the groans from patients receiving a root canal.” (pg. 39)

And I created a world inspired by those two Dentists. Receptionist Kay Vity is sought after by Dr. Chase Hatchett and Doctor Brian Alchan at Hour Glass Dental. And TOOTH be told, it’s a Love Story that is sure to make you “SAY AAH!”

Interview with Sunshine

  1. How do you select the names of your characters?

I don’t select the names… I choose from my friends. So far, I have used 67 real-life people as Characters in my stories. My husband, Travis, is a Character in nearly all of my books. Writing about people I know makes the story personal and adds a sense of realism to the pages.

  1. What is your favorite childhood book?

I loved reading The Animorphs Series by K.A. Applegate. I collected them all as a kid (54 books total). I wanted to grow up to be just like Rachel. She was so bold and brave against an alien invasion. And of course, I loved watching Shawn Ashmore and Brook Nevin who played Jake and Rachel on the Nickelodeon TV show. I was obsessed!

  1. What comes first, the plot or characters?

The plot. I try to draw stories from my real- life.

I worked at a theme park for many years, and in my Fiction novel The Characters Within, Brittany Myers works at Cheddar and Such theme park.

The Ring Does Not Fit is about a marriage between a couple who have been together for the same time as me and my  husband.

And of course, Once Upon a Time.. In a Dental Office was inspired by my time working at the front desk.

  1. Who is the author you most admire in your genre?

I read primarily Christian Nonfiction. My all-time favorite author is John Eldredge and my all-time favorite book is Wild at Heart.

My other go-to Christian authors are: C.S. Lewis, Gene Edwards, Mark Batterson, Max Lucado, Joyce Meyer and I am currently reading two T.D. Jakes books now.

  1. What do you like to do when you are not writing?

When I am  not writing, I appear as a guest and featured author doing Media Interviews, primarily radio, podcasts, and online magazines. I am also a Brand Ambassador to 25 Fashion, Health, Food, and Skincare Companies. I am a Blogger and an Entrepreneur with 53,000 social media followers. I am married to the love of my life, Travis, and we reside in sunny Florida.

Thank you for letting us get to know you better!

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To celebrate her tour, Sunshine is giving away the grand prize of a $40 Visa card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.