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Sandy Ward Bell

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From radio announcer to wife and mother to writer. I'm a book club nutter with a passion for all forms of storytelling. Living in New York, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, has been very inspirational. My first novel, In Zoey's Head, reflects my experience with the media and pop culture. My second book, Parked at the Mansfields', highlights my appreciation for Jane Austen's timeless story. Number three, Bold, represents my need to honor women's courage. Visit for updates on current and new work in progress.

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Sandy Ward Bell I'm weird. Everything inspires me. Everything from the neighbor kids jumping on their trampoline to the guy on the airplane that looks like a spy.
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In Zoey's Head

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Don’t you hate it when a man explains Man-Splanning. It reminds me that we still have work to do. Women can be just as bad. At a meeting the other day, we were discussing medicines and a new lady in the group was contributing some solid, interesting facts, and then another women turns to her and asks, “Are you a nurse?” She replied, “No, I’m a doctor.” Maybe we should get our ducks in a row bef... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 18, 2017 13:04 • 43 views • Tags: attitude, bold, novel, strong, women
In Zoey's Head
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“The powerful chords that emanated from the radio heated me from the inside out, like a microwave.”
Sandy Ward Bell, In Zoey's Head

“Upright, she's slapped with the aroma of musk and sweat. It's the good hunky, 'shirtless man building a dollhouse for his daughter' kind of perspiration, not the 'he just mowed the lawn' kind of stench.”
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“I take my food very seriously. Whenever I hear that bell, I know Mrs. Norris is hankerin' for some spam.”
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“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”
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“I want that Easter Ham. Where's my Thanksgiving Turkey?" Miss Trixie snarled”
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“The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.”
Oscar Wilde, Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man

“Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books. Books make sense of life. The only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people's lives, never your own.”
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“The powerful chords that emanated from the radio heated me from the inside out, like a microwave.”
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Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Sandy! :D

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Ilyn Ross Hello Sandi,

How are you? Thank you for accepting my friend-request. I wish you a Healthy, Happy, & Prosperous 2009!

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, and Reason Reigns. Have a marvelous holiday season. Warmest regards.

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