Sandra Rea

Publisher info

I only have ONE book in print and that has nothing to do with the one I've published with Smashwords, but you are welcome to check it out and purchase it from my site. Let me know if you have problems. That one if for very young readers and their parents/grandparents or anyone who loves to read to them. That one is Babies on Board, my work of love. AND THEN MY LAWYER DIED is a horse of a completely different color. Like me, it is irreverent, feisty, fun and truthful till it hurts. I've been told the humor is rather... caustic. Well, no surprise. That's a bit how I am in life. Get ready for a rather brutal ride of humor and truth in this book. I'm completing another that goes to the agent soon. I promised. For this one, I'm trying Smashwords, what I've been told is the WAVE of the future. I've been a writer for 25 years (okay, probably more) and I've written things you've probably read, but my name appears nowhere. Such is the life of a freelancer and ghost. I've written sites, articles, brochures, fliers, ads, content, content, content, and books. I help others write better. I edit. I am a killer sales person, a mother, an ex-wife and a current love of a special man. All in all, I am human.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
As an Army brat, I didn't really grow up in one specific location. However, I was born in San Antonio, Texas, and within the first eight weeks of life moved in my mother's arms to Ohio and then to Germany. We lived there for a couple of years before heading back to the States. Then it was Arkansas, Texas, Atlanta, Texas and then finally Oklahoma. I was 10 at that point. We moved every 18 months to two years. Sometimes, as in the case of Atlanta, we had two different homes over a span of three years. The experience of being on the move and never having a place to call "home" made me adaptable. I can adapt to new situations quickly. I pulled something from every culture. There is a difference between Texas and Germany just as there is a difference between Atlanta and Texas. Moving doesn't scare me. In fact, I love new environments and I love to travel. I was young when we did all that moving, so I was able to embrace it. Had I been older, there would have been more resistance, I'm sure. It affected my three older sisters in completely different ways.
When did you first start writing?
My first memory of writing or the act of writing is when I was three. By four I was reading. I had older siblings and my parents were voracious readers. My father finished a book a day for as long as I can remember. Before his passing it took a week to finish a book, but he read a great deal. My mother was a slower reader, but she was able to finish two books a month. And that was with four kids and housework and Army wife duties to attend! I grew up reading, so it might have been a natural progression. I was always a writer. Always. A spontaneous reader, I began reading kids' encyclopedias at age four. I'm sure someone had to have taught me to read, but it was something I figured out early on. Maybe the pictures that went with the words helped.

By five I was midway through Kindergarten and I began to "write" stories and draw pictures to go with them. I have some of these today. I wrote stories all the way through school and I earned high marks in English and communications classes. I became a published poet my third year in college. That was exciting. I had seen my name on pieces before, but for the university's year book. This was different. I wanted more.

One might think I went into the field of professional writing after that, but no. I wanted to be a child psychologist. That was my path. However, a high-level math class changed my path entirely. I had to go with my strengths. I became a writer. I now have hundreds of publishing credits in domestic and international magazines, I have self-published four books and I take other authors through the publishing process. I'm a ghostwriter who has a few great books under her belt that are selling well for clients, and I also take editing projects. I love my life as a writer. I couldn't imagine being anything else. As for my love of psychology... I get to practice it anyway. I help to empower authors, which sometimes mean redirecting their minds to the more positive side of thinking. So I get to practice my layman's psychology skills frequently.
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Where to find Sandra Rea online

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Where to buy in print

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Surviving 2012: Your Down 'n' Dirty Field Guide
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,190. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 by Sandra Rea. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
What you don't know in a disaster situation can kill you. Learn the basics and get great resources to continue your education. No matter what happens in 2012 or any time in life, you can and should be prepared. This guide tells you the basics in an easy-to-read and fun way. A short book that you can print out and keep in your bug-out bag!
And Then My Lawyer Died... Navigating the dark waters of divorce ain't easy, especially when your boat springs a leak!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,000. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010 by Sandra Rea. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
Some divorces are a snap; some take years. Then there are those that get held up because the lawyer dies a month before papers are to be signed. This is but one strange twist in an incredible saga of separation and divorce. As unbelievable (and funny) as some parts may sound, this is a very true tale.


REDEEM YOURSELF: An Uncomplicated Guide to Coupon Shopping
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Reference, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management
Want to save $20, $40, $60 or more on each grocery-shopping trip? You can. Just follow the easy instructions in this simple step-by-step guide. A long-time coupon shopper and big-time saver in the grocery store line, Sandra Rea now shares her secret formula with you for finding and using coupons that really work for you.

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Sandra Rea's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Sandra Rea

  • Out of Da Nang on Jan. 16, 2013

    This book surprised me. It isn't just about a Marine pilot in Viet Nam and what he faced there. In fact, it was a very personal story with heartfelt and sometimes romantic diary entries interwoven throughout. The ending will make you cry!! If you like a good romance that is approached in a completely different way, try this book. It's worth the $4.99!!! I enjoyed it thoroughly. I could tell that the author really tried hard to get his story across to the reader!!!
  • Out of Da Nang on Jan. 16, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't at all what I expected. It had a lot of romance included and the diary entries made the characters really come alive for me. This is not your typical Viet Nam war story. Not at all! And it has a twist. This American pilot was an American Indian!