Sandra lives in the mountains of Mid-Wales with her husband. Their garden is full of fruit and veg plants as well as home to a small flock of rare breed chickens, and she is a servant to two cats.
Sandra loves indulging in stories because she gets to spend her time with imaginary friends, and the research and observation required to write fiction open her eyes to a myriad different ways of seeing the world. Find her on Twitter - or curled up out of the way reading a good book!
Seventeen stories, thirteen authors, a second war. Once again Manifold Press's writers explore the lives of LGBTQ+ people and their war-time experience in cities, towns and countryside across the world. Amidst war and peace, in the thick of violence or in an unexpected lull, these stories of the Second World War take the reader far and wide, from loss and parting to love and homecoming.
It is 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalised private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales - a partial victory, but also a deeply significant one. This free anthology of extracts from Manifold Press titles illustrates in a modest way the changes experienced by gay men over the centuries in Britain, and how these may have affected individuals.
1939. The arrival of war prompts 'Teddy' Garston to confess his love to childhood friend Huw Roberts. Separated by duty - Teddy piloting Sunderlands for the RAF and Huw working in a Welsh coal mine - their relationship is frustrated by secrecy, distance, stress. When Teddy returns to Britain, can he find a way to provide for everyone he loves, and build a family from the ashes of wartime grief?