Sandie Will

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Sandie Will is an award-winning young adult thriller novelist who lives in Tampa Bay, Florida and works as a geologist by day. She has published one novel and two more are on the way. Her first novel, The Caging at Deadwater Manor, is a young adult psychological thriller/horror that received first place in the 2018 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Awards for young adult/new adult fiction and an honorable mention in the 2017 Readers' Favorite Book Awards for young adult horror. She has been married to her husband, Charlie, for 30 years and they have two sons. Her favorite place to write is in her back room "treehouse" in the arms of an old oak.

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Sandie Will As the cover states, The Caging at Deadwater Manor was inspired by true events, so I wanted to share what this means.

About eight years ago, I wanted…more
As the cover states, The Caging at Deadwater Manor was inspired by true events, so I wanted to share what this means.

About eight years ago, I wanted to see if I could write dark. I had already written a historical time travel which was more on the adventurous side (this will be released later this year). At first I thought I'd write a ghost story, and I remembered that my dad worked at psychiatric hospitals during short spurts of his life, both state and private. He rarely talked about his time there. My mom had said it was because he was upset over things he saw.

So, I finally asked him. There were no ghosts, but he mentioned how he felt bad for the young girls because sometimes they were admitted against their will by families who didn’t understand depression or other milder psychiatric conditions. He also shared patient routines and how the hospital rooms were set up. And as he continued, he remembered a discovery he made in the attic. It gives me chills just thinking about it, even now, and it became the central part of the story.

So, though the story and hospital are completely fictional, it is based on a girl admitted against her will, my dad’s discovery and some of the patient routines, outbursts, clothing and treatments he mentioned. The rest is based on research.

Sadly, my dad has since passed away from Alzheimers. He was a wonderful man, unlike the father in the story (which he always reminded me to make clear!). Before he became too confused, I let him know I dedicated the book to him. I knew he understood when he became weepy. I'll be thinking of him on March 31. <3(less)
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WRITER SANDIE WILL WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ANNOUNCED AT
2018 FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

The Caging at Deadwater Manor by Sandie WillFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. October 27, 2018: Tampa Bay, Florida.

The Florida Writers Association, Inc., (FWA) has announced that Sandie Will of Tampa Bay, Florida won a prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA). Sandie Will’s winning entry, The Caging at Deadwater Manor, won First Place for Publish... Read more of this blog post »
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