Sandra Wagner


Sandra Wagner, who is not now, nor ever has been an aardvark, hails from Chicago, Illinois. While some claim that Chicago is a hotbed of aardvark activity, she has seen none of it.

Having spent her entire career in the software industry, she finds creative outlet in writing fiction, art, theatre, and music.

In 2007, in her mid 50’s, she successfully made the transition from male to female on the job at a large financial institution and helped them write guidelines for transition for transsexuals and gender variant individuals.

She is married to her husband, June, and lives with her extended family. She helps raise her two granddaughters who do not find it odd at all that grandma Sandy used to be a boy, and actually think it’s kind of special.

She has created and presented a workshop called “Transgender 101 - Trans Information for the Non-Trans Community” where she originally came up with the aardvark metaphor.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Other than the Dick and Jane books in kindergarten, the first story I remember reading was an underwater adventure story I read in the third grade. I think that was the first time I experienced the words creating imagery in my head. I could literally "see" the diver wrestling with the giant octopus! It was incredible!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember writing my first story, but I had quite a vivid imagination as a child. I would make up stories in my head about fanciful places and unique situations I would find myself in. I imagined detailed dialog and descriptions that once I fixed on it, remained that way no matter how many times I visited.
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Where to find Sandra Wagner online


Bobby the Aardvark
Price: Free! Words: 20,900. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Second Edition This version of “Bobby the Aardvark” has been revised to correct tenses and spelling errors.This is a transgender allegorical tale of a child who is magically transported to the world of aardvarks and must learn how to cope being in an such an alien land. This story tries to give a feeling of how trans people feel living cis-gendered world.

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