Author Archives: Sally Brandle

About Sally Brandle

Author, horse lover, gardener, pastry enabler, and thankful wife and mother. Very proud of both novels, The Hitman's Mistake and Torn by Vengeance, published by Soul Mate Publishing. The Targeted Pawn releases in March of 2020. 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.

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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Women’s History Month – You can record stories!

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. Mark Twain At holiday dinners, on Sunday visits and the like, we’ve all heard entertaining, emotional, thought-provoking stories from female family members … Continue reading

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Ready, set, where’s Spock the cat?

Evan Ursa can’t keep Spock entertained. He’s learned how to escape from the deck, and stares out the windows… Purple hyacinth bulbs and their flower pollen are harmful to kitties. These had to be moved to another area of the … Continue reading

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The Gift of Giving….

The urge to purge struck after surveying my office/craft room. Unused supplies cluttered the counters and floors. I’d joined the nearest Buy Nothing Facebook group. Seattle’s holiday snow provided perfect timing to let a few things go… An art teacher … Continue reading

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Embrace the Imperfect, it is okay…

Our ‘Bug’ tree, complete with ornament eyes. Yup, this came from a spot where it didn’t belong, too close to our driveway. Have I chosen perfectly shaped trees in the past? Of course. But this one worked and I didn’t … Continue reading

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Heavy rain, light cards…

I should be editing. I should be on Canva completing homework for a class I’m taking from Laurie Cooper on finding readers. The brain needed a break, so I invited a friend over and we began making holiday cards. Coloring … Continue reading

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Mt. Rainier never fails to inspire…

My brother, Brian, and his wife, Rose, are moving permanently to the Philippines. I know he is loved and appreciated by her family, but its hard to think of him so far away. We took a day drive around Mt. … Continue reading

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Labor Day Reflections

It’s the unofficial end of summer, or I prefer, the beginning of autumn – my favorite season. Due to the blazing hot spells this summer in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve noticed trees prematurely turning color. My motivation to write isn’t … Continue reading

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Book Clubs—Find one or form one!

Three years ago I had the honor of being asked to speak at The Maplettes Book Club about my first book, The Hitman’s Mistake. (line up your free talk from me on http://www.sallybrandle.com/events.html) After the book discussion, the lovely women … Continue reading

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