Sandy Nathan writes to amaze and delight, uplift and inspire, as well as thrill and occasionally terrify. Ms. Nathan is known for creating unforgettable characters and putting them in do-or-die situations. She has an amazing talent which enables her to write in a range of genres including: visionary fiction, science fiction and fantasy, spirituality, juvenile nonfiction, and memoir.
"I write genre fiction for people who like to think and want the unusual. My reader isn't satisfied by worn out situations and words. I do my best to provide what my readers want," Sandy Nathan states of her desire to bring entertainment and uniqueness to the world of storytelling.
Ms. Nathan's six titles have won 22 national awards, including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals in the IPPY (Independent Press) Awards. The IPPYs are the oldest and largest contest for independent publishers. In addition, she has also won two Silver Nautilus Awards, The Nautilus is an award given to books that advance spiritual growth, positive social change, and conscious living. Ms. Nathan has been a finalist in the Benjamin Franklin Awards and has won multiple awards in the Indie Excellence Awards and the Best Book Awards (USA Book News).
Sandy Nathan was born in San Francisco CA at the end of WWII. Her father, a first generation immigrant of Icelandic stock, created one of the largest residential construction companies in the USA. Ms. Nathan grew up in the hard driving, achievement-orientated corporate culture of Silicon Valley.
She comments: “I’ve known people like those in my novels my entire life. The birth of the computer industry simply intensified the competitive, intellectual, and creative environment that was already present in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
Sandy Nathan holds master’s degrees in Economics and Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. She was a doctoral student at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and has been an economic analyst, businesswoman, and negotiation coach, as well as an author.
At present time, Ms. Nathan resides with her husband on their California ranch. They've bred Peruvian Paso horses for almost 20 years and continue to ride regularly. She has three grown children and two grandchildren. Ms. Nathan has written full time since 1995.
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