Sally Jane Driscoll


Sally Jane Driscoll didn't want to learn to read. She loathed school and preferred running around outside like a free barbarian.

In third grade she wrote her first story and handed it in a day late. The teacher rejected it, preparing Sally for the writer's life.

But writing gave Sally freedom. Stories came from somewhere! And she could make them. Over time her stories appeared in various magazines, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Asimov's Science Fiction, Interzone and Daily Science Fiction.

Born on Manhattan, Sally grew up on Long Island and then lived in Peekskill, Baltimore and San Jose. She finally settled in the Texas Hill Country, where deer roam the yards, the people are smart, cranky and self-sufficient, and the sky is more real than her cell phone.

Where to find Sally Jane Driscoll online


Make Much of Time: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Intent on the stars, an astronomy professor realizes too late that he sacrificed a precious love for a dream he could never achieve. His loss awakens the young professor he mentors. She might choose life.
The Land Is Peopled by Shadows: 9 Dark Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,890. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Nine crime and soft science fiction stories about mothers and wives, fathers and husbands, children and families, including six stories previously published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Asimov's Science Fiction, Interzone, Judas Ezine and Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine.
You Can Get There from Here: Five Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Zack hides in his dreams. Gus walked away from his career. Jacquie blocks out what she loves most. Luke's stuck in a dinky little town. Brenda wants her husband back. They're all motivated to live a bigger, brighter life... but not all of them have what it takes to get there from here.
New York Story
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Essay » Author profile
On the night of March 6, 1982, I stepped out of my old life and attended Ayn Rand's wake at the Frank C. Campbell Funeral Home in Manhattan. This is the brief personal story of that night. (Third edition)

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Smashwords book reviews by Sally Jane Driscoll

  • A Simple Twist of Fate on Feb. 21, 2012

    Through all the ups and downs of her life, and there seem to have been many, Prudence MacLeod has somehow developed a belief in the inherent goodness of human beings. People make bad mistakes, yes, but they can also choose to change and grow until they become their better selves, sometimes in a way they couldn't have imagined. I can't think of any other writer who shows this with such benevolence. The fact that some of her stories are about what might be considered controversial relationships makes this benevolence more special and even endearing.