Sandra Warrenis a writer with very eclectic writing tastes. She’s been fortunate to have work published in multiple formats including books, magazines, journals, newspapers, audio (cassette, CD) and video (VHS, DVD) on topics spanning children’s, gifted education, parenting, how to, poetry, educational activity guides and biography for adults as well as children. Her interests remain eclectic with two screenplays, a novel and several picture book manuscripts in process. Originally from Michigan and Ohio, she’s proud to call herself a “Mountain Woman,” having recently moved to NC where glorious vistas inspire latest renderings.
Sandra’s journey into writing was most unconventional. She never aspired to be a writer and in fact, hated thesubject in school.It wasn’t until one of her three daughters began having trouble that she decided to write.That trouble led her into the field of Gifted Education and to the publication of her first book, If I Were A Road.This open-ended story book with activities designed to enhance creative thinking, along with If I Were A Tableand The Great Bridge Lowering, are still used in classrooms today, over thirty years later. Additional books, as well as products in other genres, followed. Today, Sandra continues to write in a variety of genres. Her current project is an adult novel to accompany a screenplay, she also wrote, that has been optioned for a movie. In addition, she is trying to place a picturebookand has an idea for a middle-grade novel. She also is the editor of the property owners newsletter in the com-munity where she lives. Sandra grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the only girl in a family of three boys. Growing up, she consideredwriting to be her worst subject in school. The thought that she’d ever see her name on the cover of a book never entered her mind. She had dreams of becoming a pre-school teacher when she grew up. Even so, sheread voraciously and lived vicariously through the characters in the books she read. All that reading paid off. If you want to write you have to read.