Hi, I am Sandra! Welcome to my site, SandraMadera.com, where you can find out all about my novels, stories, updates, new releases, and custom products. I am so happy that you have come to find out what is new. I am always seeking to make your experience better. So, if you have any ideas for a better experience or if you would just like to comment on one of my works... feel free to email me. And, please, remember to follow!
My name is Sandra Madera, and I am a recent college grad, obtaining my bachelor's degree in science. However, my true passion has always been writing. Growing up watching soap operas and playing with doll houses, I dreamed up hundreds of stories in my head everyday. I began writing in the second grade when I was honored with a prize after writing a fun short story about animals playing baseball.
I have penned several short stories, including the beloved "Weeping Willow" and "Shattered". I have also authored full-length novels, having written both the Restraint Trilogy and the Weeping Willow Series.
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In loving memory of my best friend, my dearest companion, my baby boy, Brownie. You will forever be missed... Sleep with the angels, baby. I love you.
The Collector cover art from concept to creation, using TwistedBrush Studio for digital coloring and shading.
I want to thank everyone who has been checking in on my blog and website, waiting for updates and new releases. Special thanks to those who enjoyed my writing and felt the need to contact me. I'm always surprised to hear from readers. I haven't updated my blog or website or written a newsletter in months but faithful readers have continued to visit, and I think it's amazing!
First, I wanted to say that there have been significant delays in the writing of Wicked Voices, so much so that I had to make a blog post. Many personal circumstances have taken up my time since I started writing, and those personal concerns take precedence over any writing projects. Sometimes life takes turns, and those abrupt changes create blockages. Any plans I have made to pick up the pace have failed. I'm hoping that the near future is a bit more conducive to the creative process. I expected to finish Wicked Voices by Winter 2016/17, but it is looking like it will be delayed until Spring 2017.
Second, it has been brought to my attention that those who purchased Wicked Love within the first few months of release may have not received Chapter 24. This problem exists only on Nook downloads. Kindle, Apple, and Smashwords have no issues with this. No one has emailed me, requesting the chapter, but I looked into it. If the chapter is missing, it is as easily as archiving the book and re-downloading it after a few days. The missing chapter will appear.
Thank you all so much for your patience and support for my writings. I hope to release better works in the future, so we can continue our literary adventures.
With Wicked Love's release on the 1st of February, there are some things you should know.
A number of themes are prominent in this novel and jump out at you in various times during the journey; love, time, salvation, sin, redemption, loss, sacrifice, etc. Ultimately, it is redemption through repentance which is key in this story, not time as the blurb would suggest. There is a call to change that Nalin has been awakened to. He doesn't remember key moments in his life that made him seek to change, but he is driven by a series of events to recall those instances where he reflected on his own salvation. There is a touch of acknowledgement that true love is a sacrifice of self and he is willing to sacrifice his life for the one he loves. I hope that translates when you read this novel.
With the Weeping Willow Series, there will always be deeper questions about life raised beneath the surface of the love story. These concepts add to the story, but also spark something within ourselves about our own moral reasoning.