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.

Developing Courage in Yourself and Others

I recently attended a Zoom workshop featuring a video of Brene Brown (a research professor and NYT bestselling author) speaking to educators on the power and affects of courage, vulnerability, and shame. Her wisdom opened my eyes as to how … Continue reading

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Goodbye to an old friend and giving another pup a second chance.

I’m teary eyed writing this post, but Tallulah now walks without effort beside her canine buddies in heaven. You can see by her stance that she’s reached a point of discomfort, and our veterinarian agreed we’d made the right decision … Continue reading

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Friend Check. Are you okay?

More than ever, we need to pose that simple question. Phone, text, email, or write your friends/relatives who’ve gone silent and then listen. My ‘herd’ includes men and women who live alone. I remember feeling isolated when I first moved … Continue reading

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Send a note, spread cheer, take a breath.

Old-fashioned, written words bring a smile to my face. How about yours? I’m blessed with the luxury of a combined writing office and craft room. For special notes, I use my card making station, below. The calming lake view helps … Continue reading

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Subtle signs of spring.

Pussy willows were happy to absorb the twelve inches of rain delivered to the Seattle area in January. Interspersed with freezes, the month created havoc for rivers, landslide areas, and horse hooves. My nearly 30 year old gelding, Lance, is … Continue reading

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Older, wiser, and deserving a forever home.

Growing up, I don’t recall so many abandoned animals. I guess the designer pet market helped displace the non-perfect specimens. Compounded by pets living longer, rescue groups are continually seeking forever homes for wonderful, mature companions. Spock, our biggest feline, … Continue reading

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Collect precious stories–while you can…

Two weeks ago I returned from a trip to visit a dear friend, Iris, on her 96th birthday. I treasure the moments we spent together reliving snippets of her incredible life, as she asked me to pen her story. Her … Continue reading

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Gift A Memory

The idea emerged eight years ago, after our teenage sons asked for gift ideas in December. They’d begun to work odd jobs and were proud of their earnings. My husband, my mom (Grandma Hi), and I, received chocolates from them … Continue reading

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The Power of WHY.

Do you know your own WHY? Author Katia Rose, decades younger than most attendees at a recent RWA writer’s program, explained to us how taking the time to answer that question guides, assures, and powers the correct flow while we’re … Continue reading

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Women who support one another are 24 karat gold.

What matters in life to me are the folks who choose my companionship-not the scenery, or the activity, but the people making the moments special. I avoid people who extrude negativity. Have you dealt with someone who resents the air … Continue reading

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