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.

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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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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