Sandra Powell


I am 56 years old and live in Gloucestershire in the U.K. I work at a Cheltenham hotel as head of department for housekeeping. I have two grown up sons and three granddaughters who I love very much. I like to try and stay fit, although the older I get, the harder it gets, and I like to cycle.
I have written 'books' ever since I was a teenager, but lack of confidence saw all my manuscripts piling up in a box without ever being shown to anyone. Last year a few work colleagues persuaded me to let them read some, and I got such a massive response it has boosted my confidence so much that I have a new found 'buzz' to get going again.
I have to be stress free to be able to create stories, and this year for me and my family, has not been a good one, so my self discipline hasn't been great, but I have learned a great deal about formatting and cover design. I have five novels ready and waiting, so here goes!

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to spend time with three young granddaughters when I'm not working. We recently homed a ten month old puppy, a cross between a Westie and a Pug. She is called Chewie because my son and husband think she resembles Chewbacca the Wookie from Star Wars. I like to walk, so now I have an excuse to get outdoors. I also like to cycle. I am enjoying the process of book formatting, marketing and promoting, although it is hard work.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was about a boy with a magic stone he finds in his grandmother's shed. When he touches the stone, whatever he has recently been reading will come to life. He had been reading about The Alamo, so he finds himself face to face with Davy Crockett, amongst others. It's probably stored in the attic somewhere, but I would love to read it again. It's probably terrible.
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Smashwords book reviews by Sandra Powell

  • 96 Broken Ave. on Aug. 30, 2017

    This book has the basis of a good story but a bit too much telling by narrative for me. And a bit on the gory side. Could use some editing as there are some typos.