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Sandy Lender

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Great grandmother, Duran Duran, sea turtles, vampires that hide under ...more

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After her reincarnation from a Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle to a simple human female, Sandy Lender figured she had to do something that let her stay near the ocean or Gulf waters. Being in a sunny environment keeps the vampires on a tight leash, too. So Sandy lives in SW Florida where she edits a magazine for the day job, edits books for the evening job, and helps with sea turtle conservation on the weekends. She lets the companion parrots and the muse fight for her attention in between it all.

Her first novel from ArcheBooks Publishing, Choices Meant for Gods, was released March 2007. The chapbook What Choices We Made was released November 2008 to support the series. Choices Meant for Kings was released August 2009 with the end of the trilogy C

Average rating: 4.55 · 40 ratings · 15 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Choices Meant for Gods

4.28 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Choices Meant for Kings

4.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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What Choices We Made: Short...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2008
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Choices Meant for All

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May Your Heart Be Light: A ...

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Problems on Eldora Prime

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2010
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What Choices We Made: Volume 2

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Choices Meant for All by Sandy Lender
" Thank you for your awesome review! I tried to set up the second and third books so the first one wasn't "required reading," but...I tell're r ...more "
Choices Meant for All by Sandy Lender
"I actually started this book out, with the intentions of reading it as a standalone. However, as I got through the first handful of pages, I realized that this was going to be a dark, detailed and intricate fantasy read, which I love. That meant I..." Read more of this review »
Choices Meant for Kings by Sandy Lender
" Have you read Choices Meant for Gods first? I'm so curious to hear how you do following's why I put the character list at the beginning. "
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I looked at the Mediafire link and saw a "login" button. Does a person have to be a member or user of Mediafire to download the files sh
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My blog is in flux. Originally it was about the oh-so-exciting world of grammar. But that was in September of 2006. Now I am more about promoti
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My maternal family comes from Wales. All that Welsh ancestry has left me pasty white and ripe for sun in sunny Naples, F
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Sandy Lender said "yes" to attending PROMO DAY
date: May 15, 2010 12:00AM
location:, Italy
description: PROMO DAY! is an all day event for writers to promote, learn and network. Publishers, Editors, PR Experts, Virtual Assistants, Graphic designers etc... are also invited to promote their services and seek out new talent.

Are you an avid reader?
Then you're invited too! Visit the FORUMS to discover recent book releases and chat with the authors. Read samples and get a sneaky peak at books before you buy.

The event is free to attend and open to all. There will also be free online workshops with expe
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Facets of Fantasy by Sarah Scheele
Facets of Fantasy
by Sarah Scheele
recommended for: English teachers
read in February, 2010
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Sarah Scheele has prepared five good sci fi/fantasy stories for a young adult audience. I can’t say that I felt entranced by many of the characters…or the use of “dude” in the intergalactic world of Niferna in “Halogen Crossing,” but I applaud her ab ...more
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Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler
Becoming Jane Eyre
by Sheila Kohler
recommended for: Bronte fanatics only
read in February, 2010
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I adore Charlotte Bronte and the novel "Jane Eyre," so finding this novel on the airport bookstore shelf was a treat! Reading it had its inspiring moments, but, overall, I was disappointed in the dark accusations about sibling rivalry that Sheila Koh ...more
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Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
Dragon Keeper (Rain Wilds Chronicles, #1)
by Robin Hobb (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2010
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Despite the character Tats’ communist/socialist rant toward the end of this statement for (or against?) women’s rights, I enjoyed the world development of Robin Hobb’s Dragon Keeper. What’s disturbing about the entire book is its lack of hope—its dar ...more
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Charlotte Brontë
“Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation."
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Helen Keller
“Literature is my Utopia”
Helen Keller

Henry David Thoreau
“I was once reproved by a minister who was driving a poor beast to some meeting-house horse-sheds among the hills of New Hampshire, because I was bending my steps to a mountain-top on the Sabbath, instead of a church, when I would have gone farther than he to hear a true word spoken on that or any day. He declared that I was 'breaking the Lord's fourth commandment,' and proceeded to enumerate, in a sepulchral tone, the disasters which had befallen him whenever he had done any ordinary work on the Sabbath. He really thought that a god was on the watch to trip up those men who followed any secular work on this day, and did not see that it was the evil conscience of the workers that did it. The country is full of this superstition, so that when one enters a village, the church, not only really but from association, is the ugliest looking building in it, because it is the one in which human nature stoops the lowest and is most disgraced. Certainly, such temples as these shall erelong cease to deform the landscape. There are few things more disheartening and disgusting than when you are walking the streets of a strange village on the Sabbath, to hear a preacher shouting like a boatswain in a gale of wind, and thus harshly profaning the quiet atmosphere of the day.”
Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

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Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!

Rowena Sandy,

The time is not relevant. The GoodReads giveaway is all day every day until August 20th. Do not set your alarm clock.


Thanks for the heads-up.

Daniel Hey Sandy, here's a link to Otis Chandler.

Ask him for an author page.

Rowena Hello, Sandy,

I love that photo of you with your very large sword!
It's great to see you here on GoodReads. You know, if there isn't an eco-group, we should start one.

You were fabulous on my Bear Awareness radio show, and I look forward to talking conservation with you on the sea otter or manatee awareness shows.

Rowena Cherry

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