Meet Author Sandra Orchard
Conjuring up fictional characters is much easier than writing about Sandra Orchard–the author. But for those who’d like to know more about my real life…
I live in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada with my husband of over thirty-five years and an energetic husky who frequently drags me out of my fictional worlds to walk in the real one. I also have a dozen adorable grandchildren with whom I love to spend hours of imaginative playtime.
I live in a 100+ year old farmhouse (a.k.a. the money pit) that I was having great fun renovating until I blew a disk in my back. However, this unfortunate accident afforded me the time and motivation to pursue a long-neglected aspiration.
From a young age, I dreamed of being an author, even as I majored in math at university. When the children were young, I took a writing course and wrote numerous reviews and articles, but never pursued publication beyond that. And I never thought I had enough imagination to write fiction!
Then after I lost my mom, I discovered Christian fiction. Seeing characters battle the same questions, yearnings and frustrations I battled, and triumph over them, restored my hope and rekindled my passion for writing.
So when my husband (out of desperation because of the books piling up around our house) suggested I write my own stories, little did he know where that off-handed remark would lead …
Six years and several much-revised novels later, I received my first contract. The journey to publication, and beyond, has stretched and challenged me in ways I’d never imagined. I’m grateful for being blessed with “divine” appointments. I’ve had the privilege of working with many talented authors and aspiring writers and “informants” who have enriched my stories, and my life, with their insights, suggestions, humor, and prayers. Oh, yes, and chocolate!
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Sandra Orchard is represented by agent Steve Laube.