Sandra McDonald

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Sandra McDonald is a Navy veteran, college instructor and former Hollywood assistant. Her acclaimed science fiction novels are about love, duty and really big spaceships. As Sam Cameron, she also writes adventure books set in the Florida Keys for gay and straight teens.

Her short fiction has appeared in dozens of national, small press and online magazines and anthologies. Her collection "Diana Comet and other Improbable Stories" won the Lambda Literary Award for science fiction/fantasy, was a Booklist Edtior's Choice, and is an American Library Association "Over the Rainbow" noted book.

Novels for adults:

Boomerang World (2012)
The Outback Stars (2007)
The Stars Down Under (2008)
The Stars Blue Yonder (2009)

Series novels for young readers:

Mystery of the Tempest (2011)
The Secret of Othello (Fall 2012)
The Missing Juliet (2014)

Other YA novels:

Kings of Ruin (Spring 2013)
Annie Wu Saves the Universe (Summer 2012)

Where to find Sandra McDonald online

Fat Chances
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014 by Sandra McDonald. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » LGBTQ+
For girlfriends Taylor and Nova, life at a boarding school for obese kids is made bearable only by each other. But when a secret time machine offers Taylor the chance to save her dad from being killed in Iraq, she changes history in ways she never imagined. Now Taylor's living the life of a skinny girl, struggling to meet her family's expectations while separated from the love of her life.
Fireland: Jimmy Loves Rob
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,790. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Sandra McDonald. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Fighting fires and rescuing victims is dangerous work. For L.A. paramedics Rob Decker and Jimmy Cole, the 1970's are also a time of sexual conflict and realizations. The two men struggle to resolve Jimmy's homosexuality and Rob's asexuality against a backdrop of accidents, disasters, and infernos.
If You Like Boys
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Sandra McDonald. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » LGBTQ+, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Sean Garrity: millionaire jet-setter, world's most eligible gay teen, regularly voted Sexiest 16 Year Old on the Planet. At least in his dreams. In real life he's looking for the perfect summer love in the Florida Keys. When two mysterious brothers move to town, Sean might get his shot--but dark family secrets stand in the way. Part of the award-winning Fisher Key series for GLBTQ teens.


Fleet - A Transgender Sci Fi story
Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
For Isa Howard, a transgendered woman on Guam, life after the apocalypse is filled with family, fishing, and waiting for the return of civilization. When a trip across the island goes wrong, she must choose between saving herself and serving her community. It's no choice at all. Reprinted in the Year's Best Science Fiction.
Draq Queen Astronaut and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » LGBTQ+
Transgender.Transvestite. Bisexual. These four groundbreaking stories center on people whose sexuality and gender don't fit into tidy boxes. From a WWII battleship to the lunar landscape, they struggle with identity, intimacy, and romance in a world that rejects who they are or want to be. Includes stories noted by Tiptree and Lambda Literary Awards.
Ettie Ruiz Rescues the Past
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,050. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » LGBTQ+
Ettie Ruiz never imagined she'd get stranded in 19th century China. Now she's sailing down the Yangtze River, visiting the fabled city of Shanghai, and trying to save the planet from a rogue comet. With the help of her friends and the girl she'd like to kiss, Ettie's on a mission to rescue the past before the future itself ceases to exist.
The Cat Who Signed
Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
"The trouble with cat people is that they cater and spoil the little beasts.You have to be firm. Set limits." Or so Dylan, a deaf writer in Ohio, believes when he accepts an invitation to cat-sit for a friend in Brooklyn. But Milord is no ordinary cat, and what should be a blissful week in the city soon turns into interspecies war. A humorous story by Sandra McDonald, who is owned by many cats.
Love Land
Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Andrea throws away law school for an impromptu trip to the island paradise of Guam, where her parents married on the beach. A trip to the erotic guarden of Love Land can help her find her own heart's desire, if she lets a heroic firefighter into her life.
Annie Wu Saves the Future
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,280. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Annie Wu loves science, hates history and has a fear of flying. Surely it's a joke when Aunt Zan announces Annie's the only hope of stopping intergalactic war, along with an unhappy crew and broken time machine. It's going to take 6 teenagers, a computer named Watchdog and famous female scientists from history to save the future - if they survive the past and present first.
Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A whimsical tale of a woman, an apocalypse, and the sexy ice-skating cowboy robots she spends the rest of her life with. A short story by the award-winning author of Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories. Originally published in Strange Horizons. James A. Tiptree Award Honor List 2012
Revere Karma
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Four short stories of whimsy and mystery set in Revere, Massachusetts by award-winning author Sandra McDonald. Includes: Mrs. Gillingham's Constitutional - a walk up Winthrop Ave, with a twist. Constituent Work - magic at City Hall. Recipe for Survival - cooking up tragedy on Bellingham Ave. Life Sentence - a murderer on Charger Street.

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