I believe in my dream to be a successful author whose books are known for staying with you long after you finish the read.
What started this dream?
After completing my Master’s degree, I felt a void from no longer writing research papers. So, I decided to take a stab at creative writing which is way different than anything I had written before. I have been a technical writer for many years in my career as a geologist, so I was more accustomed to writing facts only. Though different, I enjoy writing novels because it allows me to continue researching topics I find interesting and bringing them to life.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
The motivation comes from inside. As an Indie author, I don’t have any deadlines and my bills are paid with my day job. I simply have to write. Characters will start evolving and will stay with me for awhile as I develop them. I guess you could say they are my motivation!
What are your goals?
I just released my debut novel titled, The Caging at Deadwater Manor, on March 31, and I was so excited that it topped the charts as the #1 Hot New Releases bestsellers on Amazon when it launched. This is a psychological thriller that was written for mature young adults and older. My next goal is to release my next novel by the end of this year. This will be a historical time travel series called Time Lands: The Hunger. It’s about a girl from today who meets a guy from Ireland back during the Great Irish Hunger in the 1800s. Full of adventure and suspense, this book series will take the reader back in time to interesting and sometimes heart-wrenching histories.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
The Caging at Deadwater Manor has been professionally edited and is a high-quality book with a rich storyline. The story evolved from experiences my dad had during short periods of his career at psychiatric hospitals. He shared patient routines, treatments, hospital layouts and stories, but the book primarily evolved from a discovery he made in the attic...something that unnerved me enough to bring this book to life. Though the story is fiction, I've intertwined much of the information shared by my dad and research I performed while writing this book.
Here’s the book blurb: On a cold, January evening, a fourteen-year-old Jeannie Kynde is told that er beloved mother drowned in the murky waters along Florida's Gulf Coast. Her distraught father turns on Jeannie, no longer the caring father she once knew. Four years later, Jeannie is finally old enough to escape her father's clutches, but he has different plans. He imprisons her at Deadwater Manor, a psychiatric hospital with an unscrupulous past.Will she be locked away forever? Or can she fight against the nightmare that has now become her world?
You can find me at www.sandiewill.com. My book is sold as an ebook and paperback in the US and internationally in several formats that can be found at this link: books2read.com/u/me0vgZ
The Dreamer Blog features two people each week in pursuit of their dreams, large or small everyone has a dream that deserves support. Douglas Geller, the author of this blog is also the author of the book The Dreamer; you can learn more about The Dreamer and purchase it at: http://amzn.to/2j7W79P