Sally Ember, Ed.D.


Sally Ember, Ed.D. has been passionate about writing since she was nine years old. She’s won prizes for her poetry, stories, songs and plays. She began meditation in her teens. Now, Sally delights fans of paranormal and romance by blurring the lines between fact and fiction in a multiverse of multiple timelines, often including exciting elements of utopian science fiction and Buddhism. Her sci-fi romance/speculative fiction/paranormal/multiverse/utopian ebooks for New Adult/adult/YA audiences, "The Spanners Series," are getting great reviews. Vol I, "This Changes Everything, is now FREE everywhere since Vol II, "This Changes My Family and My Life Forever," released April, 2014. Look for Vol III, "This Is/Is Not the Way I Want Things to Change," in 2015, and Vol IV - X soon after that.

Born Jewish on the cusp of Leo and Virgo, Sally's life has been infused with change. Currently, she meditates, writes, swims, reads and hosts her Google+ Hangout On Air (HOA) *CHANGES*, LIVE conversations with authors, almost every Wednesday, 10 - 11 AM EST USA, in Missouri.

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Sally blogs regularly on wide-ranging topics and includes reviews, interviews, guest blog posts, and excerpts from her ebooks. Visit, comment, follow, "like," and share!

In her "other" professional life, Sally has worked as an educator and upper-level, nonprofit manager in colleges, universities and private nonprofits for over thirty-five years in New England (every state), New Mexico and the San Francisco Bay Area before returning to live in St. Louis, MO, in August, 2014. Sally has a BA in Elementary Education, a Master's (M.Ed.) and a doctorate in education (Ed.D.).

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm not sure exactly what "inspired" me to write this series. One night in February, 2012, I was awakened by a very clear voice that said: WRITE. I went to the computer, hearing sentences and seeing scenes in my mind. Five hours later, most of the first Chapter, all of the summaries for all the Volumes, and the Chapter outline for Volume I were drafted. I kept going from there and finished the first draft of Volume one in 8 weeks.

TCE went through numerous other drafts via my own ideas, consults with friends and family, and letting it "sit," over an 18-month period to reach the final version. During that time I started Volumes II, IV, and V and sketched out parts of the others as well.

I feel very driven. Part of the reason is that I identify a lot with Clara. The line between fiction and nonfiction is very blurred in these Volumes, intentionally, and my life seems that way sometimes as well. I'm curious as to what the readers will decide is "real."
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like the freedom and independence that self-publishing provides. Smashwords made it so easy and absolutely affordable I jumped at the chance to get my book to readers. I also found the unfruitful rounds of agent-solicitation, publisher-courting and other attempts to go the "traditional" route to be uninteresting and an unnecessary distraction from my writing. I have enjoyed meeting prospective readers, reviewers and fellow authors via many indie networks and social media to be most rewarding and fascinating. I look forward to making many more connections now that my first ebook is available.
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Where to find Sally Ember, Ed.D. online


Author "Chat" on Launch Date for TCE
2.5 hours of Author explaining background, overview and details of Volume I, "This Changes Everything," and "The Spanners Series" as well as her ideas about "crowdcreating" Volumes VIII and IX and many other components of her writing.

"This Changes Everything" Volume I, "The Spanners Series"
"This Changes Everything" Book Trailer #1

Romance in "This Changes Everything"s multiverse
Clara Branon and Epifanio Dang are or are not together in the multiverse. timelines of "The Spanners Series"?

Multiverse Book Trailer "This Changes Everything"
Multiverse Focus Book Trailer

Vol II Book Trailer
"The Spanners Series," Volume II, "This Changes My Family and My Life Forever" Book Trailer


This Changes My Family and My Life Forever
Series: The Spanners, Volume II. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,860. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Earth's first five years of The Transition in the Many Worlds Collective by teen and young/new adult Earthers related to Clara Branon, Chief Communicator/liaison, Clara's early life, and the ongoing love story between her and Epifanio Dang. Sci-fi/romance/paranormal/multiverse/utopian speculative fiction, "This Changes My Family and My Life Forever" is Volume II of "The Spanners Series."
This Changes Everything
Series: The Spanners, , Volume I. Price: Free! Words: 128,350. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Are YOU ready for the changes? Clara Branon, Ph.D., becomes the Chief Communicator for the Many Worlds Collective when 5 alien holos come to her house, changing Earth forever. The MWC authorizes several Re-sets of the Transition to ensure the fewest deaths for those who resist Earth's membership in the MWC. How do Clara's family and friends and all Earthers respond to these enormous changes?

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Smashwords book reviews by Sally Ember, Ed.D.

  • Gina's Dream 1st edition English eBook on Nov. 17, 2013
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    "Gina's Dream" is written is a somewhat dream-like style, which is appropriate for the theme. The premise is intriguing and the dialogue is mostly interesting.That and the story itself compelled this reader to keep turning the pages. Would have liked more character development and it's disappointing that some of the key scenes seem to occur "off stage," but overall, an interesting story. 3.5 stars.