Sandra grew up in Sydney, Australia as a black-haired girl with two blonde sisters. She was not adopted, despite what they told her. She first discovered her passion for writing in primary school when she was forced to write a short story for a school assignment. She was surprised to discover that she really enjoyed it and began to read and write avidly.
After graduating from university in Sydney, Sandra began working as a full-time statistician. Her days were filled with number crunching, whilst her evenings were filled with Fiona’s exciting supernatural adventures as she wrote the first book of the Dusk Duo series, The Ghostly Grammar Boy.
Sandra now lives in Tokyo, Japan where she is continuing to work as a daytime statistician and a nighttime author. She is currently working on book two of the Dusk Duo series, The Deadly School Camp.
‘Hai!’ Sandra also speaks some Japanese and is learning a lot about Japanese culture by making lots of mistakes. She writes about her experiences on her blog and is also working on a romantic suspense novel set in Tokyo called The Sakura Vacancy.
Sandra really appreciates the support of her readers. You can find her online at http://sandrathompsonauthor.blogspot.jp/
What's the story behind your latest book?
When I think about high school I remember the turbulent yet exciting feelings of constantly questioning everything. I wanted to write a book that captures the intensity of those feelings in the context of a supernatural who-dunnit. 'The Ghostly Grammar Boy' is about Fiona, a fifteen-year-old ghost-whisperer from Canberra. With the help of her twin-sister (who happens to be dead), Fiona must navigate the perilous high school social hierarchy to investigate the death of a local school boy.
What are you working on next?
I’m currently working on a sequel to 'The Ghostly Grammar Boy', called 'The Deadly School Camp'. In this book, school bully Hannah is murdered at year ten camp. Fiona has to work with the recently departed Hannah—who still manages to be annoying in the afterlife—to catch the murderer.
I’m also working on a romantic suspense thriller called 'The Sakura Vacancy'. The book is about Hailey, a ditzy Californian girl, who leaves her disastrous love-life behind for a high-flying job in Tokyo. Hailey struggles to settle in, but the trouble really begins when she meets a handsome foreigner with a secret agenda.
For a dead guy with unfinished business, he was pretty cute. Fiona is a completely ordinary fifteen-year-old from Canberra—at least that’s what she’d like you to think. She doesn’t want anyone to know her secret. She can see and touch ghosts and it’s all thanks to her pesky twin sister, Ella, who happens to be dead. Following the mysterious death of a local school boy, Fiona must investigate.