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Sandi Layne

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Award winning author of short Celtic fiction, Sandi Layne is the creator of the Éire's Viking Trilogy, as well as works of contemporary Christian romance.

She began by self-publishing her novels in 2000, garnering a loyal group of readers whom she continues to appreciate to this day.

Married for more than twenty years to a very tolerant (and brilliant!) man, she has two sons, no pets,
and a plethora of imaginary friends. Her interests range from ancient civilizations to science fiction for both reading and research. With degrees in English and Ministry, she also claims Theology’s crimson Masters collar which she has been known to don on rare occasions.

If you drive by her window before dawn, it is likely she’ll have a light on for you. Or at
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Sandi Layne Writer's Block is a head game. When I am stumped, I refuse to lose. Sometimes, "winning" means writing 100 words and taking a break. Then another 100.…moreWriter's Block is a head game. When I am stumped, I refuse to lose. Sometimes, "winning" means writing 100 words and taking a break. Then another 100. And so on. Persistence is the key. Keep writing. That's the way to beat it.

And when you have, read what you managed to write in that hard time. You may surprise yourself!(less)
Sandi Layne The most recent book I finished was Éire's Devil King. I got the idea for the protagonist - Tuirgeis of Nordweg - while researching for Captive Irish…moreThe most recent book I finished was Éire's Devil King. I got the idea for the protagonist - Tuirgeis of Nordweg - while researching for Captive Irish Moon more than ten years ago. Reading that there was a Viking who became High King of Ireland blew me away and I had to investigate!(less)
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[image error]This is one of those things that makes me super nervous, but I am going to be LIVE tomorrow night.


Past my bedtime and everything!


Questions forwarded to me (thank you, Cate!) include which characters were the first I killed in one of my books . . . fun stuff, no? And just how did I get into writing anyway? Because you know? I never planned on doing this . . .


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