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About Me 2017-11-28T06:02:52+00:00
Sandra Rose Simmons

About Me

My debut novel, “Moon Glow” was published in 2016.  My short story “The Hobo Shack” won the 2017 Tempe Community Writing Contest for adult fiction and is featured in Tempe Writers Forum, Volume 3.

A former teacher, social worker, administrator and consultant, I am inspired by people and their struggles to not only survive but thrive and find meaning in life.

My stories reflect my interests in nature, travel, hiking dancing and spirituality.  Family and friendships have played a major role in my life and helped me maintain balance and perspective as I navigated the difficulties of being a working single mother and caregiver to my elderly parents and life partner.

I am a member of Sisters in Crime, Desert Sleuths chapter, Mesa Writers Guild, Society of Southwest Authors and ALWAYS.

Why I Write

The Hobo Shack reading