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Sandy Nathan

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Sandy Nathan writes to amaze and delight, uplift and inspire, as well as thrill and occasionally terrify. She is known for creating unforgettable characters and putting them in do or die situations. She writes in genres ranging from science fiction, fantasy, and visionary fiction to juvenile nonfiction to spirituality and memoir.

"I write for people who like challenging, original work. My reader isn't satisfied by a worn-out story or predictable plot. I do my best to give my readers what they want."

Mrs. Nathan's books have won thirty
national awards, including multiple awards from oldest, largest, and most prestigious contests for independent publishers. Her books have earned rave reviews. Most have close to five-star averages on Amazon.


Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem (Bloodsong 2) It's been a long time and many words since I went to Book Expo America in 2009

A member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance, a group authors, readers, and aficionados of visionary fiction, asked if the big book conventions or fantasy conventions help indie authors and small presses. I shared the following story on the Visionary Fiction Face...

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The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy
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This I Believe (Religion & Spirituality)
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Description: In the 1950s, Edward R Murrow hosted a radio program, "This I Believe." Prominent and unknown Americans spelled out their most cherished credos and personal beliefs. The radio show lead to a series of books solicited from readers. The current book of the This I Believe series was published in 2007. Social philosopher Studs Terkel kicks off the book with his essay. Also included are essays by Isabel Allende, Gloria Steinem, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Newt Gingrich. My reading group read the book for our last meeting. We took up the challenge; the twelve of us set out our core beliefs. We're going to submit them to the people putting together the next book. Here's my offering:
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Street Dreams
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Sandy Sandy said: " Not one of Faye Kellerman's best. I have a big problem with the holes in her research. She has some scenes occur in a town 4 miles from my house, Solvang, CA. The way she describes the town and her characters trip there is impossible. Wrong (nonexist ...more "

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In Love by Christmas by Sandy Nathan
"We meet Leroy back at the rodeo in Las Vegas when he accidentally blew up the bull that was killing his father. He made it to the Retreat and Grandfather, Will Duane fixed the mess with the law and then Leroy is asked to save Will' s daughter Cass..." Read more of this review »
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Leroy Watches Jr. is a shaman whose Power is a bit quirky. Sometimes it makes things worse.

Despite his flaw, he must save his soul mate from her addictions, her father, and Evil Incarnate, or she’ll be damned forever.

Trying to unite with his true lov
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As the author of this book, I liked it pretty well. Very well, actually. I wanted to write a book centering on Christmas, which it does. The real Christmas, which is about the coming to the divine and hope. It's also a love story and tale of redempti ...more
Stepping off the Edge by Sandy Nathan
"A true diamond in the rough, this book with 6 awards is a must read. Some important messages and truths are subtle, so you'll have to slow down to grasp them in their entirety. It's one of those books that will change your life and take your onwar..." Read more of this review »
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“Your life is your spiritual path.

It's what's right in front of you. You can't live anyone else's life. The task is to live yours and stop trying to copy one you think looks better.”
Sandy Nathan, Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice

“Do you have any advice for your readers?

Lead the life that’s yours instead of faking someone else’s.”
Sandy Nathan

“I’ve always hated the “Who are you?" question. This is a philosophical inquiry. Answering that question is why we’re on earth. You can’t answer it in thirty seconds or in an elevator.”
Sandy Nathan, Numenon

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“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
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message 25: by Sandy

Sandy Thanks, Texas cowboy! I'm a slightly rusty California cowgirl. Glad to meet you!

message 24: by Tarran

Tarran Emotionally Wounded Spiritually Strong

First, I am blessed that goodreads affords us the opportunity to be friends. Therefore, I wanted to invite you as a fan and request your support for my book.

Many are being healed from the pages of this book. I thank God that I did not allow my fears to hinder my progress to get this book out. Transparency is the antidote that has touched several. My journey is to help others through the healing process--an intrepid life's journey.

This read has received great reviews:, Barnes & Nobles, eBook, Nook and other. Please help me get this book out to others by recommending it and spreading the word.

Please subscribe to my webpage

Thank you for all of your support

message 23: by Sandy

Sandy Thanks for the tip, Melita!

message 22: by Bonnie

Bonnie Hi Sandy,

Thanks for the invite! How's your day going? Looks like we have a book in common (Angelfall) and thanks for the likes on another website. It means a lot :)

message 21: by Milton

Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In KenyaAlso get entertained with the African flavour and passion, the culture, social life and politics

message 20: by Emily

Emily Lear Hey Sandy,
Thanks for the friendship. I am looking forward to looking into your books. I would love to share my book with you.

Thanks again,

Ladies of Market Street


message 19: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks so much for accepting my friend request, Sandy. It's greatly appreciated. I suppose the best way to introduce myself is through my website:

Also, if you get a moment, please click on the link below and check out my YouTube promo video for FORBIDDEN STEPS. Be aware that I also have a business where I make videos for authors and put them on YouTube to promo their work....similar to what you're about to see.

Thanks again and have a great day, Ed

message 18: by Jody

Jody Scott-Olson Hi Sandy,
Thanks for the friend invite!!!

message 17: by Lisa

Lisa Alexander-Griffin Thanks for the friendship, Sandy! :) Hope your new year is wonderful.

Christine Hi Sandy,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ

message 15: by Sandy

Sandy Hi, CJ. Haven't written on Goodreads in a while. Been concentrating on facebook ( I've been rewriting my novel Numenon's sequel, chugging forward slowly. Lots of fun articles on my blogs and Please stop by. Shelflife is for writers, the other is my personal blog for airing WHAT BOTHERS ME, AND TICKLES ME.

How are you?

Christine Hi Sandy, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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message 13: by Sandy

Sandy Hi, CJ and all!

I've been working like crazy and haven't been on line much. I've been occupied with the business of writing. I just got a manuscript off to the editor for a second pass, and so on.

I discovered They do amazing computer generated videos. You supply images and text, and select music. Their computer generates the video. They're smart, sharp, and stunning. Cost? $0 for under 30 seconds, $30 a year for longer than that. You can make an infinite number of videos. Here are two, which are for for my books. You can see the the variety possible:

Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money A thriller.

Stepping Off the Edge A spiritual companion.

More news, I'm going to be on FULL POWER LIVING, an on-line radio program 2/1/2/09 at 9 AM PST. That's tomorrow morning. The show is archived if you miss it, but it is live, so you can call in with questions. I'll be discussing Creative Process with Ilene Dillon, MSW. Ilene has been a psychotherapist for 36+ years, is an author, consultant, and all round wise woman. Here's the link for the show: That takes you to the show.

Hope you can take a moment to listen to the show, live or archived.

NumenonSandy Nathan

Christine Hi from down under Sandy. Dropped by to see what’s new with you.

Blessings CJ

Shawnette Hey, Sandy...WELCOME to goodreads...Happy New Year's...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on your of luck to you with any/all future writings...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

Stacy-Deanne Wishing you a wonderful new year!

message 9: by Sandy

Sandy Yes. Good idea. I'm getting ready for an AMazon Bestseller Party on December 9th. After that?
Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice

William Hey Sandy
Look forward to talking books
William Elliott Hazelgrove
Rocket Man

message 7: by Beth

Beth Hi Sandy,
Thanks for sending a friend invite to this fellow author!
- Beth

Letitia Sandy, I apologize for the untimely invite :-) The unfortunate aspect of sending invites is that I cannot see the locations of my friends on GoodReads when I send them an invite. And I have adjusted the time!

message 5: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Sandy.
Well JM Keynes and Galbraithe are certainly back in vogue now that the Thatcherite (Milton Who?) experiment has screwed itself - and us with it. Hopefully Obama's election signals a much needed change of direction and not just in the US.,
Anyway.....Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads. If you like good fantasy fiction with a bit of an edge then check out THE LUNDQUIST CHRONICLES by (er) ME on The ISBN is ISBN 978-1-4092-4155-3 It's very much influenced by MNR James and Nigel Kneale's Quatermass

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Sandy and thanks for the add. Your website is so awesome. I love your work.
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

message 3: by John

John The asked him, "In all of god's splendors, where can I find God?"
And he spoke this parable: there was once a very rich man, who had collected the most priceless treasures of the world, and gathered them together in his house. And when his house caught fire, he ran in and rescued his child

message 2: by Sandy

Sandy Hi, Ilene. Glad to be your friend. Thanks for the good wishes. I looked up and joined the two groups you mentioned. Don't know how much active participation I'll get in, but they look interesting.

All the best,


message 1: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Sandy,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on your books.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have a wonderful weekend. Best regards.

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