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!
Hi, I'm Sandra Madera. My 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 knew I had a gift for writing when I was in the second grade. I was honored with a prize after writing a fun short story about animals playing baseball, a subject I knew nothing about but was still able to convey an entertaining story.
Currently, 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.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter, check out my blog by clicking on the Blogger button to the right, and visit again to find out what other interesting things I have planned.
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 don't know if I will continue the monthly newsletter. Perhaps I will make it more of a seasonal thing, if I could include short stories or poems... like a writer's digest. Since I haven't had the unobstructed opportunity to start that up again, I haven't included the joining link on the site right now. I will keep you updated if I return to newsletters, but for now, I think my efforts should be concentrated on Wicked Voices and updating cover art where necessary.
Secondly, 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 winter 2017/18.
I would like to release the first few chapters as a teaser for readers. If that happens it will be before the intended release date, and it will be posted on either my blog or Feedbooks as I have done in the past.
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.
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 from BarnesandNoble.com. Kindle, Apple, and Smashwords have no issues with this. No one has emailed me, requesting the chapter, but I looked into it. The chapter is uploaded, but it could have been due to a glitch that it didn't appear on Nook downloads. However, this should be a quick fix. If the chapter is missing from your Nook (.epub) copy, it is as easily as archiving the book and re-downloading it after a few days. The missing chapter will appear.
WHAT I AM UP TO:
- Writing Wicked Voices for spring 2017 projected release.
- Writing a manuscript for submission to traditional publishers.
- Submitting previously unpublished short stories to magazines/journals.