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Sandra Ramos O'Briant

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NEW: The Sandoval Sisters' Secret of Old Blood earned first place at the 15th annual ILBA, 2013, in two categories: Best Historical Fiction and Best First Book! Thank you readers for helping to make this happen.

The issues confronted by the Sandoval sisters are contemporary: racism, sexual and religious intolerance, and the power of superstition. Finally, it is a story of what constitutes a family, and the myths associated with the blood and bounds of loyalty.

A complete list of my published short stories (with links where available) can be found here: http://www.sramosobriant.com/about_sa...
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Sandra Ramos O'Briant With the creation of my characters, I always learn a bit about myself. I didn't start out to write the Sandoval sisters as Maiden, Mother and Crone, b…moreWith the creation of my characters, I always learn a bit about myself. I didn't start out to write the Sandoval sisters as Maiden, Mother and Crone, but the Triple Goddesses are there. Not necessarily exclusive to a particular sister, they transition. So have I. The other best thing is playing with words, letting them flow, then reining them in. Writing is navigation.(less)
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Memories of Mom, or Why I Enjoy the Macabre

Mom left Dad, again, and we were driving from East Texas to New Mexico. There was a horrible accident on the flatlands, and Mom pulled over to do the looky-lou thing. I might have been six.

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“I was thinking of murder, mutilation and dessert like Ignacia Sandoval’s instructions for delectable empanadas made of minced mother-in-law’s tongue (said to induce peace and harmony in your household), or the gonads of your cheating husband (a savory dish to add spice to your lovemaking).”
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You're asking that question of an Italian stallion like myself? The women call me 'sperm of thunder'. I don't dare stand too close for fear I may impregnate them with just a whiff of my manhood.”
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“The question for the man of sense is: Do we or do we not want to go to hell? And his answer is: No, we don't. And if that's his answer, then he won't have anything to do with any of the politicians. Because they all want to land us in hell.”
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