Basil Sands


Author of several award winning action packed novels and short stories. Basil has built an audience of tens of thousands of listeners to his ebooks and audiobooks.

The tapestry on which his tales began started at birth in rural interior Alaska and his school years among the Ohio cornfields where he wished to be anywhere else as long as it was exciting. He has lived in Alaska, San Diego, DC, Baltimore, and Ohio. He tried a career in the Marines but injuries sent him home after only six months. He worked as dining manager at NSA, owned a computer shop, was a carpenter, farmer, actor, lumberjack, voice actor, EMT, network admin, helpdesk supervisor, Boy Scout leader, IT trainer, radio talk host, youth minister, and after 9/11 was a sergeant in the Alaska Defense Force Coastal Scouts.

Until a recent ski injury he had been an avid weight lifter and could bench press 420 lbs. Now he's limited to a bit on the eliptical machine each day and curling the occasional pint of Guinness.

He lives in Anchorage Alaska with his wife and sons.

Where to find Basil Sands online


Midnight Sun
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,610. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Never Upset Your Best Hit Man. Kharzai Ghiassi. The best infiltration agent they've ever had. Death is not just his business, death is his life. When his controller botches a mission that results in the loss of the only thing he cares about Kharzai vanishes off their radar, and now all the CIA knows is that someone is in serious danger. When a former soccer star turned Islamic terrorist shows up
Faithful Warrior
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,740. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Pastor Michael Farris was the shepherd of his church.. He helped people change their lives for the better. When his peaceful life is shattered an unknown side of Pastor Farris comes to the surface, the violent shadow of a life kept secret for years. Unexpectedly confronted by a ghost from his past Mike Farris finds himself in a race against the clock to stop an evil man from killing millions.
65 Below
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,900. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
After twenty years hunting terrorists under orders to "render harmless", USMC Master Sergeant Marcus "Mojo" Johnson settles into a quiet retirement in the Alaskan backwoods. The idyllic life is shattered when he comes across an enemy about to unleash a nightmarish biological weapon on the world from the most unlikely of places. In the race to stop them nature itself turns on him. Revised-12/10/10

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Smashwords book reviews by Basil Sands

  • Fresh Kills, Tales from the Kill Zone on March 19, 2010

    As far as a variety of short stories goes, this is some really good stuff. Every story had something different to offer, and everyone of them makes you think ... or shiver. Outstanding stuff by seven really good authors.