Basil Sands


Author of several award winning action packed novels and short stories. Basil has built an audience of tens of thousands of listeners to his ebooks and audiobooks.

The tapestry on which his tales began started at birth in rural interior Alaska and his school years among the Ohio cornfields where he wished to be anywhere else as long as it was exciting. He has lived in Alaska, San Diego, DC, Baltimore, and Ohio. He tried a career in the Marines but injuries sent him home after only six months. He worked as dining manager at NSA, owned a computer shop, was a carpenter, farmer, actor, lumberjack, voice actor, EMT, network admin, helpdesk supervisor, Boy Scout leader, IT trainer, radio talk host, youth minister, and after 9/11 was a sergeant in the Alaska Defense Force Coastal Scouts.

Until a recent ski injury he had been an avid weight lifter and could bench press 420 lbs. Now he's limited to a bit on the eliptical machine each day and curling the occasional pint of Guinness.

He lives in Anchorage Alaska with his wife and sons.

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Smashwords book reviews by Basil Sands

  • Fresh Kills, Tales from the Kill Zone on March 19, 2010

    As far as a variety of short stories goes, this is some really good stuff. Every story had something different to offer, and everyone of them makes you think ... or shiver. Outstanding stuff by seven really good authors.