There are people living online and in social media spheres with serious maladies and diseases. Sandy Appleyard is one of them, but until she wrote about having scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. Sandy, as many others, doesn’t necessarily keep this secret secret, she just doesn’t share it often.
I am so admiring of people who will be forthright with a possibly judgmental audience and share this kind of personal information. She does intense yoga to help her get through the countless hours of writing.
Sandy Appleyard Authors Books
I first met Sandy in my Google+ community (which is on the rocks, by the way). She shared her blog posts about books she had written, and we exchanged tips about WordPress and commenting systems. When you dive in a bit deeper to learn more, here’s a giveaway:
“I always write happy endings because I want my readers to leave my stories feeling intrigued, uplifted and entertained. I never leave a loose thread.”
She writes a blog, too, and it’s full of her travails through and around the publishing world. As she gains more experience, she shares it, like with this piece about understanding publishers’ rejection letters or with this one about whether book sales are akin to product sales — hmm, interesting question!
I bet you most want to know about Sandy’s books, right?
From what I can tell, she has four available for the extremely reasonable price of $2.99 via ebook for Christmas and they are The Wife of a Lesser Man, I’ll Never Wear a Black Dress, Blessed and Betrayed, and The Message In Dad’s Bottle. The awesome quote on her website says she writes romance thrillers, but I leave you to investigate further.
Sandy is one of those authors doing it right. She engages on social media, she teaches others about her experiences, she is accessible and lacks arrogance, she’s responsive, and is so transparent about how she’s growing — page by page.
She’s a Canadian living in Niagra Falls (is that the U.S side or the Canadian side, Sandy?) with two kids who keep her too busy.
There’s one other secret I just have to share, a previous conversation had Sandy asking about whether she should use a pseudonym to write intriguing books of the sexual persuasion. Hmm, Sandy, how’s that going for ya, eh?
Thanks for writing for The Happy Friday Series: Finding Happy With Scoliosis.