Hello, I’m author Sandy Nork.

I’ve been a reader since I first met The Dana Girls when I was seven and I became a writer by ten. I made my first dollar at twelve, writing a catchphrase for a local radio station.

In other lives, I have been a fabric inspector, an envelope stuffer, an inventory control clerk, and a customer service rep for welding wire. I was a librarian for 23 years before I retired – although once you’re a librarian, you’re pretty much always a librarian. But while I lived those lives, I was also a writer.

Now I am a member of Pennwriters, a state-wide-and-beyond organization for writers. I was a participant in A Novel Idea, a year-long study program of novel writing offered by the Perry County Council of the Arts in Newport, Pennsylvania. I was honored to have one of my short stories chosen to be included in the compilation Strange Magic, edited by Catherine Jordan and published by Sunbury Press.

My husband, Bill, is a musician who inspired my Valerie Sloan books, a mystery/suspense series about a Japanese-American insurance investigator who searches for valuable instruments that go missing. She often bumps into a crime family who interferes with her work and life. Special Risk, the first book in the series, is about a guitar, a dentist who used to be in a one-hit-wonder band, and a pair of ne’er-do-well thieves.

In addition to being a writer, I consider myself a musical tourist, coffee drinker, baking devotee, and technology aficionado. I love tiny toys and am a friend of all dogs. Well, most dogs.

I post photos of my morning coffee and adventures with my toys on #todayscoffee every day. You can find me on Instagram as novelgal, on Facebook as Sandy Nork, and on Twitter as @novelgal.

Enough about me. How about you? I’d love to hear from you. Sign up to follow my blog and send me a comment!

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