Author Archives: Sally Brandle

About Sally Brandle

Author, horse lover, gardener, pastry enabler, and thankful wife and mother. Very proud of my novels, The Hitman's Mistake, Torn by Vengeance, and The Targeted Pawn. Multi-award winning author Sally Brandle weaves slow-burning romance into edgy suspense, motivating readers to trust their instincts. Growing up as a tomboy alongside brothers prepared her to work in a male-centric industry, raise sons, and create action packed stories featuring strong women. She thrives on creating unintentional heroines who conquer their vulnerabilities and partner with heroes to outwit cunning villains.

“…December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy…” FDR In remembrance of the day, I’m presenting additional facts on Wednesday at the West Seattle Senior Center. Come and join me!

A BOOK INSPIRED THE JAPANESE WAR PLAN Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto conceived the Pearl Harbor attack, and Captain Minoru Genda planned it. Two things inspired Yamamoto’s Pearl Harbor idea: a prophetic book and a historic attack. The Great Pacific War was … Continue reading

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Back to baking…

My former day job included teaching industry pros (chefs, bakers, caterers) how to bake with traditional French pastry doughs produced by LBA. I occasionally barter tune-up baking sessions for frozen dough. Saw the Star Wars shape and needed to try … Continue reading

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A few photos need to be purged.

I’ve kept cherished old photos – way too many. The far left photo shows my uncle in California, whom my (Michigan) parents visited on their honeymoon – with my dad’s dour-faced parents! Mom’s on the right. Funny but its gotta … Continue reading

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Good summer, sad summer…

Tomatoes grew as never before with the record heat the Pacific Northwest experienced. I planted Park’s Whoppers, the slicers, from seed. A friend gifted me organic tomato fertilizer for Mother’s Day, and I’m a believer. The brick collars I created … Continue reading

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Lance and I met new friends…

Gentlemanly Lance recently provided a great ride in the arena for Elvin, the grandson of a riding buddy. The polite young man with a great smile earned my pony’s trust. I received home canned tomatoes and pickles for facilitating their … Continue reading

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What gifts do you like with a book purchase?

I purged my jewelry and will offer a ‘buy a book, choose a piece’, or two at the Seattle Reader Writer Event. I’ve been collecting since I was ten, so those are antique dice in the lower left, and vintage … Continue reading

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Gardening Now and a Reader Event in July!

Cousin It greets visitors when they enter our drive. He recently received a hair cut and appears to have an abundance of seeds to share this year. If you get to Seattle, stop by and see me!

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Compassionate Care in Lviv, Ukraine

The news is filled with photos and stories of the devastation in Ukraine and the resilience of the Ukrainian people. This post shines a spotlight on the humanity. The man pictured, Eugeniy, is the nephew of a friend. His aunt, … Continue reading

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Ursa’s Joy

Maggie, the Shepherd, arrived at our home in June of 2020. Ursa, the abandoned Cattle Dog, would’ve been coyote bait at the time. The rescue’s owner needed to leave a leash on her for a month in order to catch … Continue reading

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Resilience of a bleeding heart.

This is spring growth of a bleeding heart. My mom adored their tiny pink hearts. She grew a huge plant in her yard in Michigan, and the transplant she’d given me survived four moves in thirty plus years. Heavy spring … Continue reading

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