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.

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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Gratitude – An attitude I needed to revisit.

I am truly grateful for Dr. Katy, a dedicated veterinarian who took my chestnut, Lance, from the scary photo of him lying down, to the peaceful photo below of him grazing with a buddy. When the hot weather hit (high … Continue reading

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Verbs paint the essence of your characters–a writing tips post.

This page is from the 1906 “Text Book of Art Education.” Paintings evoke emotions, as should your books. How to compose like a painter? After attending an inspiring Master Class by Damon Suede, author of Verbalize: Bring Stories to Life … Continue reading

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Eat Your Veggies – Still a Great Idea!

Writing four books in four years put me in a chair more than my body appreciated. A friend began a plant based eating journey, and I’ve done the same. The result is a slow and steady loss of excess weight … Continue reading

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