Sandra Farris


About the Author
Born in Texas, Sandra Farris lived for a while in Los Angeles before finally settling in southeast Arizona. She attended a local community college where she continued her education and honed her writing skills. You can connect with her online at her Facebook page and on Linkedin. Currently working on her fifth and sixth books, she is also a member and serves on the board of the Arizona Mystery Writers.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in the ninth grade. I used to go into the woods near my house, climb up in a tree and sit for some time imagining different scenarios. I had three younger sisters at the time and shared a bedroom, so I went where I could find peace and quiet.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It was too difficult to get anything published, being a new author with no track record. As an indie author, I had so much more control over cover design, title,content, etc. My books are also out there longer and have a chance to find an audience. With a mainstream publisher it only has a small print run, and if it doesn't perform well it disappears.
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Where to find Sandra Farris online

Where to buy in print


My interview
A video interview of me talking about my writing.

Vernon House Book Trailer
Book trailer for my short story e-book, Vernon House

Can You Hear the Music?
Award winning book trailer for Can You Hear the Music?

Visual effects
Short film showing how the visual effects were done for my book trailer, Can You Hear the Music?


Corey's Return
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 52,410. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The trials Corey faces taking her friend, an aged hobo nicknamed Lord Mayor, back to his home in Ireland do nothing to prepare her for what lies in wait.
Vernon House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jennifer Hayes buys and restores houses for resale, but Vernon house was different. She wanted this old Victorian house for herself. The rumors that the house was haunted didn't bother Jennifer, who is a skeptic by nature. But her skepticism turns to intrigue when she finds a letter about a murder dated 1909 in the attic in the folds of a wedding dress.
Can You Hear the Music?
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 77,710. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Young Corey James’ life is shattered when a car crash takes the life of her parents. She is forced to live with relatives she has never seen before. Verbally and physically abused by her aunt Corey runs away disguised as a boy. Helped by an old hobo, she begins a journey that takes her on a series of adventures, both perilous and heartwarming. As they ride the rails together, Andy Curruthers tea
Memory of a Murder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When she regained consciousness, Bailey Collins discovered a dead man behind the steering wheel of her wrecked car. A gun lay between them. Did she shoot him? If so, why and who was he? Bailey knew who she was, why couldn't she remember these details.

Sandra Farris' tag cloud

accident    antique trunk    attorney    bar and grill    domino    flappers    ghost    haunted house    hobo camp    hobos    ireland    lemon    lizzie    mariposa    memory    migrant camps    murder    ocean voyage    restaurant    restoration    roaring 20s    skeptic    statue of liberty    strip club    thief    victorian    wakes    wedding gown    windshield   

Smashwords book reviews by Sandra Farris

  • Josie's Thorn on July 02, 2012

    Lisa did a fabulous job with Josie and Jacob's story. Liked the mystery and was on the edge of my seat toward the end. Loved the setting and description was vivid enough I was there.
  • Claire's Embrace on June 02, 2013

    I loved Claire's Embrace. The places Claire lived and visited were vivid to me, and her character (sometimes obstinate) was lively as well as humorous. I have been a fan of Mary Tate McKenna's for a long time.