Welcome to SandraMadera.com. I am so glad that you decided to search for my site and read about my work. This is the place where you can learn more about the Restraint Trilogy, the Wicked Willow Series, other literary works, and any upcoming projects.
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Also, I'm a firm believer in the protection of free speech, including the speech I do not agree with, because it isn't my job to police the speech of others (unless it is a direct threat to someone's safety). I have grown increasing wary of social media platforms that do not allow for free speech and have created a toxic environment that has given way to cancel culture. For that reason, I have decided to delete my Facebook and Twitter accounts, opting for platforms that allow me to talk with readers freely. Right now, I am on Parler and am looking for more independent alternatives.
Growing up in the crime-ridden Bronx, I couldn't always go outside to play with friends, so I had to find indoor hobbies that could fill my time. I became fond of drawing, painting, reading, and crafting. Having an active imagination, writing became a natural outlet for expressing my inner thoughts and, eventually, creative ideas. In the second grade, I won fifth place in a school-wide short story competition. It was more of an assignment than a passion back then, but I began to realize my love of storytelling when I wrote my first novel in middle school, a handwritten manuscript that my friends were obsessed with reading each day between classes. My passion for writing was forgotten when I was urged by my family to pursue nursing as a "real" career. Although I graduated with honors, I wasn't following my true calling. It felt like I was swimming against the current in life, fighting my true nature. I had to acknowledge the differences between what I wanted and what others wanted for me which was not easy. Running on empty, I couldn't continue to live for others. I decided to pursue my art and began writing again. I currently live in New Jersey, am still writing, and enjoy spending time with close family.
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