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My name is Sandy. I am Catholic. Besides religious topics, I am interested in politics. This profile is really to showcase my ideas. In the words of St. Bernadette, "My job is to inform, not convince."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

WIN a free copy of Lament!!!

I have been hard at work writing and juggling my everyday life. Being so close to the holidays, I find that I am in the Christmas spirit. After a hard year, I wanted to give back to my readers. So, I decided I am going to give away a FREE copy of Lament in the ebook format of choice. The winner will be chosen once the book is done, but before it goes on sale in online bookstores.

So, what do you do? Easy... Write a sentence or two about why/what you like about one of my works. Be sure to name the work and post it below as you would a comment. A winner will be chosen from the posts and they will received a FREE copy of my book Lament by email.

This book will retail for $2.99 US at Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Click JOIN THIS SITE on the right side of the screen to keep abreast of the details. If this is a success, then I plan to do more free giveaways in the future. So, please join in. Happy Holidays!!! Good luck everyone!



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Finishing Up Lament

Hi, everyone.

I am currently finishing up writing Lament. I am up to the last few chapters, and then I will be ready to send it off to, my editor, Susan. I would have been finished earlier, but I took a few weeks off of writing due to the death of my beloved Brownie.

So, it is almost ready, and I hope to release it for purchase at all major bookstores in the first week of January. Sorry for the wait. No one can really predict the tragedies that life puts in our past. We can only really find a way to overcome them.

Thank you to everyone who has read Restraint and posted reviews. I do read them, and I sincerely hope that Lament will be equally as loved. I can wait to share it with all of you.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Library Thing

Hi, everyone.

I just wanted everyone to know that I created a Library Thing account. I am just learning to work it, and I probably wouldn't have joined if it weren't for the users cmorr and MyBear. They added my books.

I am still learning to work everything, but it is a great site to rate my works and the work of other authors. So join up. You can use your twitter or facebook account to sign in.

Profile Page: http://www.librarything.com/profile/Sandra.Madera
Author Page: http://www.librarything.com/author/maderasandra


P.S. Don't be afraid to friend me on twitter. I always follow back the people that follow me. For all those that have chosen to follow me, thank you for your support!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wicked Magic Teaser Trailer

So, I just finished the Wicked Magic teaser trailer, and I hope that everyone likes it.

I have gotten a lot of mixed reviews for Weeping Willow, and it was a difficult decision for me to consider writing a full-length novel. For the most part, fantasy is not my genre of choice. I wrote the short stories with the intention of proving to myself and to others that I had a wide range to my work. I loved the way Weeping Willow turned out, but in writing it, I did leave my comfort zone.

I have read many of your reviews... Most people seem to think it is too short! For a short story, I can say with confidence that it is not as short as others out there. The story seems to suck the reader in and before one can really make sense of what is happening, it finishes. Such is the tactic writers use to get you to read the sequel...

But thanks to all of your feedback, I have decided that the demand for a longer work is strong, and although it forces me to leave my comfort zone, I am happy to write it. I hope the novel version will give some of these characters some resolution. I know it will take you on a longer adventure that will be both heartbreaking and thrilling.

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