News

2017 Appearances:

Boucheron 2017 – a popular international conference for mystery writers and fans comes to Canada! October 12th-15th in Toronto, Ontario

 

Southern Ontario Book Signing Tour – July 8

10 am in London @ Creation Bookstore 900 Oxford St E

1 pm in Burlington @ Family Bookstore 750 Guelph Line 

4 pm in St. Catharines @ Heritage Christian Bookstore 400 Scott St

 

June 14 – Speaking at Hospice Niagara (day program)

 

A Niagara Hamilton Baptist Women’s Event – “Finding and Sharing God in Unexpected Places” @ Harmony Baptist Church, 1763 Upper James St., Hamilton.
Saturday, April 08, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.-12 noon

Keynote Speaker at a Women’s “Creativity for the Soul” Retreat @ Wesley United Church, 244 First Avenue, Welland  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22    
Registration at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 and includes lunch

Speaking @ Winterlude – Friday, March 10, 7:30 pm @ the Vineland Free Reformed Church  

2017 Book Releases:

Over Maya Dead Body (Book 3 Serena Jones Mysteries from Revell; July 4)

The Hound and The Fury (Book 17 Amish Inn Mysteries from Annie’s Attic 10/27) For subscription information, please visit https://www.anniesfiction.com/home.php?program_id=AIM

2016 Contest News

Desperate Measures won the 2016 Word Award for suspense

2016 Appearances:

Talk & Book Signing @ Librarians Night at The Gospel Lighthouse Bookstore, Brantford Thursday, November 28th 6-8 pm

Talk & Book Signing @ Librarians Night at The Gospel Lighthouse Bookstore, Dunnville, October 19th, 6:30 pm 

Library Talk @ Fort Erie Public Library Centennial branch 136 Gilmore Road @6:30PM on April 6th

Creativity Workshop @ St. Catharines Public Library (downtown) with Canadian Authors Association Saturday, March 19th, 10:00 am to 12:30 in Rotary Room

March 24 7 pm with Pennsylvania Chapter of ACFW webinair on writing romantic suspense

2016 Book Releases:

A Fool and His Monet (Book 1 Serena Jones Mysteries from Revell; March 1)

Another Day, Another Dali (Book 2 Serena Jones Mysteries from Revell; Oct 1)

2015 Contest News

Received the award along with my fabulous editor Giselle Regus at the award ceremony in NYC
Received the NRCA along with my fabulous editor Giselle Regus at the award ceremony in NYC

Emergency Reunion is a 2015 RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Nominee

Identity Withheld won the National Readers’ Choice Award for Contemporary Series-Action/Adventure

Sandra holding award

Blind Trust won The Word Award for mystery and is a Selah Awards finalist

Identity Withheld also won The Word Award for romance, and an Award of Merit in the Holt Medallion Contest

December 12, 2015 1 PM

Speaking at R&B Novel-Teas, Queenston St., Niagara Falls

June 19, 2015 7 PM
Author Night Coffee House at Heritage Christian Bookstore, Grantham Plaza, St. Catharines

June 11-13, 2015
I will be teaching at Write!Canada–a 5 hour continuing class on writing fiction

2015 Book Releases:

Desperate Measures (Book 3 in Port Aster Secrets series from Revell; June 2015)

Emergency Reunion (connected to Perilous Waters & Identity Withheld from LIS; July 2015)

2014 Book Releases:

Perilous Waters from Love Inspired Suspense (April 2014)

Blind Trust (Book 2 in Port Aster Secrets series from Revell; June 2014)

Identity Withheld (connected to Perilous Waters; Nov 2014)

June 12-14, 2014
I will be teaching at Write!Canada–a continuing class on writing fiction, a workshop on writing romantic suspense, and a workshop on writing a synopsis

December 7, 2013  @ 10 am to noon
Book Signing at The Log Cabin Pharmacy on Hwy 20 in Fonthill

Saturday, September 28, 2013  @ 9 am to 4:30 pm
Speaking at Write!Kitchener,  St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen St. North

June 12, 2013
Critical Condition won the 2013 Canadian Christian Writing Award for the Romance Category

June 8, 2013  @ 1 pm to 3 pm
Book Signing at Heritage Christian Bookstore in Grantham Plaza, St. Catharines

June 5, 2013  @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Speaking at Prime Time Group @  St. Ann’s Community Church

June 3, 2013  @ 4 to 5 pm
Sharing Writing Tips at Thorold Public Library

April 2013

Critical Condition won the RT Reviews 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Award!

February 2013
Signed new 3-book contract with Love Inspired Suspense for Killer Cruise +

February 13, 2013
Speaking at Hospice Niagara

October 30, 2012 @ 6pm
Speaking at dinner meeting at the Lakehouse restaurant for the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

 Saturday October 20, 2012 ~ 1 to 3 pm
Signing books with other local authors at the Thorold Public Library

Thursday Sept 20 to Sunday Sept 23, 2012
Attending the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference in Dallas

Deep Cover won the 2012 Canadian Christian Writing Award for the Romance Category

 

Thursday June 14 to Saturday June 16, 2012 @ Write!Canada
I’ll be taking appointments, and (for those who book them in advance) doing critiques

 

Saturday May 5, 2012 2:15 pm
I’ll be joining a panel of authors for a Q&A at the Church Library Association of Ontario conference

April 30, 2012 – Family Fiction Christian Readers’ Choice Awards
A huge thank you to all my readers who voted. Your support is such an encouragement to me. Thanks to you, Deep Cover is #5 in Novel of the Year, and… I made the debut author and author of the year lists!

Friday, April 27, 2012 ~ Contracted by Revell Publishing!!
Received my contract for a three-book romantic suspense/mystery series. Port Aster Secrets #1: Deadly Devotion will release in summer 2013.

April 26, 2012 ~ 2012 Canadian Christian Writing Awards
Deep Cover has been short-listed for the romance category.

Saturday March 24, 2012 from 1 to 3 pm
Joint Book Signing with Love Inspired Historical author Eva Maria Hamilton at Heritage Christian Bookstore in Grantham Plaza, St. Catharines

Saturday March 17, 2012 from 2 to 4 pm
Joint Book Signing with Love Inspired Historical author Eva Maria Hamilton at Coles in Limeridge Mall, Hamilton

February 14, 2012
I’ll be speaking at 2 pm at the Pelham Public Library in Fonthill on life as a writer and at 6:30 pm at the Thorold Public Library on tips for spiring novelists

October 17, 2011 – Lincoln Library Fundraiser
Join author Elizabeth Mittler and myself for readings and anecdotes from our writing experiences at the Lincoln Centre in Beamsville, 7 to 9 pm. Live music, light refreshments, door prizes, book sale and signing Tickets $10 all proceeds go to the library

September 27, 2011 – It’s Official!
I received the contract for the third book in my Undercover Cops series, but… it’s been retitled Critical Condition

Friday, September 9, 2011 – 6-9 pm – Book Signing at Chapters
Fairview Mall, 285 Geneva St., St. Catharines, Ontario

Saturday, September 17, 2011 – 10 am – noon –
Book Signing at Believer’s Bookshelf
,
5205 King St., Beamsville, Ontario

August 2011 – Sold a Third Book!
Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense has bought the third book in my series Undercover Cops: Fighting for justice puts their lives–and hearts–on the line. Dose of Deceptionwill release in the fall of 2012.

April 2011 – I’m a grandma!
And no, I am so not old enough … but I’m not complaining

February 2011 – Sold a Second Book!
Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense (formerly Steeple Hill) has bought the second book in my Undercover Cops series. Shades of Truthwill release in March 2012.

September 7, 2010 – I got the call!
Steeple Hill will publish Deep Cover in their Love Inspired Suspense line September 2011. Deep Cover is the first book in a series featuring undercover cops.

July 2010 – I won!
Escape to Terrortook top spot in the inspirational category of the 2009 Daphne DuMaurier contest for unpublished novels AND it won the Daphne DuMaurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense given to the entry with the highest score across all categories!

Agent Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency judged the inspirational category and has since signed me as a client.

No Turning Back (aka Escape to Terror) and Shades of Gray (since retitled Deep Cover) took second and third in the 2009 Colorado Romance Writers’ Heart of the Rockies contest!