Whenever her husband is asked to describe her in one word, he usually says "strange." While other kids watched cartoons, Sandy waited with baited breath for Shock Theatre. While other young women subscribed to Cosmopolitan, Sandy subscribed to Dr. J. Allen Hynek's "UFO Reporter." Her Sam Casey series features a detective who can hear the dead speak. (Think "Medium" with a Native American twist. A fan of Stephen King and Nancy Drew, she was able to combine both of her loves in her cross-genre mysteries.