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September 19 & 26, 2019 – “Writing YOUR Story” – a 2-part adult class on writing memoirs with KCC (Kellogg community college) in Battle Creek

September 28, 2019 – Author/Illustrator Fair at the Orion Township Public, Orion, MI. 1PM -3PM. (MY PARTICIPATION CANCELLED BECAUSE OF INJURED KNEE; SORRY)

October 10, 2019 – sharing with teachers and librarians at MAME (Michigan Association of Media Education) in Bay City, Doubletree Hotel. (MY PARTICIPATION CANCELLED BECAUSE OF INJURED KNEE; SORRY)


August 30, 2019 – Published: Time Sisters; Excerpts from the Domer Journals, a YA SciFi

July, 2019 – War Unicorn: The Ring was recorded by Amazon as one of the top ten bestsellers for my publisher in July, the first time Amazon tried this reporting. My publisher (Books We Love) has over 100 authors and over 400 books.

June 21, 2019. My Book Birthday Blog Post is posted on the Michigan SCBWI blog for my latest War Unicorn Chronicles book! Check it out – if you dare.


June 4, 2019 – Publication of my 4th unicorn book: Rescue, The War Unicorn Chronicles, Book 3, through Books We Love Ltd.

June 1, 2019 – Reading Rocks in Rockford (Rockford, MI, library), 10-1

April, 2019 – Mentor writing with students at WK Kellogg Preparatory High School, Battle Creek (mentorship program delayed)

March 28, 2019 – Post-Franklin Elementary School, Battle Creek, MI, 9:45-10:50

March 9, 2019 – Presenter for Michigan Reading Association (MRA), “Teaching Reading Through Writing – The NaNoWriMo Experience”, 2:30-3:30PM, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI, Winchester Room… (Unfortunately, although I was honored to be chosen from 150 applicants to be a presenter this year, the cost of the registration fee, plus meals and lodging, was too much to justify presenting. Very sadly had to decline.)

(Christmas with family in Arizona)

December 10, 2018 – Accepted out of 150 applicants to present at MRA (Michigan Reading Association) in Grand Rapids in March, 2019.

December 8, 2018, 9-5 – Craft Fair at Lakeview Middle School, Battle Creek. Book signing.

November 17, 2018, 9-5 – Craft Fair at Dexter Lake, Battle Creek. Book signing.

October 31, 2018 – Interviews for Tales of the Lost Schooner, a book of Great Lakes ghost stories within a historical novel setting. Girls Succeed Blog post:


October 30, 2018 – Professional author photo taken in the out-of-doors, naturally.

October 20, 2018, 2-6PM – “Unreality Fest” at Barnes & Nobel, Lakeview Mall, Battle Creek, MI. Author signing, Author Panel, Costume Contest with Giveaways.

October 13, 2018, 12-3PM, “Indie Authors Book Hop”, Kazoo Books, Parkside Ave, Kalamazoo, MI. Author signing

(24th of the month during most of 2018: Author Blog Post on Books We Love website: )

September 2018 – published – Escape, The War Unicorn Chronicles, Book 2, with Books We Love Ltd.

July 11, 2018 – Book Signing at the Maritime Museum in South Haven, MI, from 12-4  This takes place during the Blueberry Festival! Yum. And argh!

April 24, 2018 — Author Blog Post on Books We Love website:

April 21, 2018 — attended KDL (Kent District Library) Writers Conference

March 30, 2018 – Reading at Post-Franklin Elementary School, Battle Creek

February 23-24, 2018, Interview on Janet Walter’s blog:

February 7, 2018 — Release of Dragon Princess, The War Unicorn Chronicles, Book 1, E-books: 

January 2018 publication of my memoirs:

November and December, 2017 — Holiday Walk and Market at the Kellogg Manor House on Gull Lake, weekends and for 28 special events until Christmas.

November 29, 2017 — Holiday Walk at the Kellogg Manor House on Gull Lake – Meet the Artists Night (VERY festive). Five of my books are represented here.

November 21, 2017 – Pilgrim Sandy visits four kindergarten classes at Kellogg Elementary School, in Gull Lake, MI.

October 12, 2017 — War Unicorn: The Ring published with Books We Love Publishing LLC (a revised edition with both print and ebook available; see My Books for the links)

October, 2017 — Two Halloween short stories (“The Babysitter Mystery” and “The Hand”) published in the anthology 31 Days of October, Vol 2

October 6, 2017 — “The Hairy Man,” spooky short story published in the anthology The Yellow Booke, Volume 6 — print: and ebook:

September 16, 2017 — Book signing at Horizons Books, Traverse City, MI — close enough to (Arrgh!) Talk Like a Pirate Day for Tales of the Lost Schooner which has pirate seak in it.

September 7, 2017 — Received a book contract for War Unicorn: The Ring. I did a wild and crazy Happy Dance about the house, and tore my meniscus. Surgery is set at end of October.

March 25, 2017 — Attending Michigan Writers Workshop in Novi, MI

March 8, 2017 — Author Visit to Ann J. Kellogg elementary School, Battle Creek, MI

March 3, 2017 — The Powder Horn of Mackinac Island published – mid-grade time travel set on one of Michigan’s island gems

January/February 2017 – revisions of Book 3 of the War Unicorn series

November 18, 2016 — Pilgrim Storytelling, Kettle Lake Elementary, Alto, MI

November 16, 2016 — Pilgrim Storytelling, Kellogg Elementary, Richland, MI

November & December, 2016 — Holiday Walk & Market Tours, Kellogg Manor House

November, 2016, weekly (with a week in October and December) — Leading NaNoWriMo Young Writers HS group at Willard Public Library, Battle Creek, MI

October 20, 2016 — Horace Mann Elem, West Allis, WI, Kindergarten/1st Grade author visit

September 19, 2015 — It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day! (Argh, me hearties!) There still be pirate speak in Tales of the Lost Schooner.

June 4, 2016, 10-1:00 — Rockford Reads, Author Book Signing, Rockford, MI

April 29 – May 1, 2016 — Attending SCBWI – Wild Midwest Writers Conference, Naperville, IL

April 16, 2016 — Attending KDL Writers Conference, Grand Rapids, MI

January 2, 2016 — Book trailer published for War Unicorn, Book I —

January 4, 2016 — War Unicorn promoted on

Author interview from Janice Broyles

December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 — Holiday Walk & Market Tours, Kellogg Manor House, 12 – 5 pm

December 2, 2015 — Meet the Artists Night, Kellogg Manor House, 6:30-8:30 pm; Free Admission

November 27-28, 2015 — Holiday Walk & Market Tours, Kellogg Manor House, 12 – 5 pm

November 1-30 — NaNoWriMo; my UN there is “sandycarl.” Good luck to all who participate on this venture!

November 18, 2015 — Pilgrim Storytelling, Kellogg Elementary, Richland, MI

November 20, 2015 — Pilgrim Storytelling, Kettle Lake Elementary, Alto, MI

November 13, 2015 — Pilgrim Storytelling, Beadle Lake Elementary, Battle Creek, MI

October 24, 2015 — Author signing at Battle Creek Books, Battle Creek, MI, 7-9 pm

September 23, 2015 — Author interview on Carolyn Starr Rose’s blog:

September 19, 2015 — It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day! (Argh, me hearties!) There be pirate speak in Tales of the Lost Schooner.

August 26, 2015 — Booksigning and Presentation at Lakeview Barnes and Noble, Battle Creek, MI, 6:30-8:30 pm

June 12, 2015 — Authorpalooza, Big Rapids Public Library, MI, 12-2 pm; Radio Interview time TBA. (Saddly, I didn’t attend because of weather.)

May 15, 2015 — Spring Into the Arts Walk, downtown Battle Creek, 5-9 pm I’ll be at 80 W. Michigan, with dozens of other artists scattered throughout the downtown area. Come join the fun.

May 7, 2015 — Local Author Fair, Plainwell-Ransom Library, Plainwell, MI, 6-8 pm

May 5, 2015 — Interview with Zinta Aistars “Between the Lines” on WMUK 102.1 FM in Kalamazoo, MI, taped on April 3, 2015; The link gives some written highlights, and then links to a short version (8 min) of the interview and a longer one (27 min):

April 14, 2015 — Interview on Matthew Peters’ Blog,

March 26, 2015 — 1800’s String, Stories & Songs with Sandy, Willard Public Library, Battle Creek

March 26, 2015 — Interview in Battle Creek Enquirer

March 26 – April 1 — War Unicorn Featured on Storyteller Alley, with a giveaway

March 5, 2015 — Valley View Elementary School, Battle Creek, 8:30 am-2:30 pm, Writing Workshops, grades 2-5

March 5, 2015 — Valley View Elementary School, Battle Creek, 5:30-7 pm, 19th century Michigan and author presentation

January & February 2015 — Helping with twins born in our family! (Priorities.)

December 6, 2014 — Kazoo Books II Author Hop, Parkside Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, 11:00-12:30

December 5, 2014 — Blog post on Michigan’s SCBWI “Mitten”

November 25, 2014 — Kindergarten Pilgrim Storytelling, Wattles Park Elem School, Battle Creek, MI

November 17-23, 2014 — Blog Interview between two unicorns! With Azaria…I mean, Suzanne de Montigny (blogspot)

November 21, 2014 — Kindergarten Pilgrim Storytelling, Kettle Lake Elem, Alto, MI

November 8, 2014 — Authorpalooza, Big Rapids Library, Big Rapids, MI

October 27, 2014 — Blog Interview with Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz, blogspot (up all week)

October 27, 2014 — St. Joseph Catholic School, K-5, Battle Creek, author visits & writing workshops

September 19-21, 2014 — Speaker at the SCBWI-MI Fall Conference on Mackinac Island, Michigan

September 16, 2014 — Blog Interview with Patti Bumpkus Richards

September 16, 2014 — Blog Interview with Helena Fairfax

September 7, 2014 — Book signing at Kerrytown Arts Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

September 4, 2014 — Blog Interview with Mary Waibel

September 2, 2014 — Tween fantasy, WAR UNICORN, published through Muse It Up Young, available as an eBook with Muse, Kindle, Nook, Sony, and more.

June 21, 2014 — The Toy House & Babies Too, Jackson, MI, 11:00-12 noon; book signing, 12-1:00.

May, 2014 — Published MG book, LOGGING WINTER, sequel to THE TOWN THAT DISAPPEARED, about life in an 1800’s winter logging camp.

May 16, 2014 — Spring Into The Arts, downtown Battle Creek; Booksigning at the Brownstone Cafe

April 2014 — Participated in a Middle Grade/ Tween Author Blog Hop (interviews) for three weeks

March 29, 2014 — Kent District Library Writers Conference (9-5), Sandy is a speaker at 2:00 on social media and marketing

March 2014 — STACKS OF FLAPJACKS, an informational book published on lumberjack meals; cartoons by Johnny Carlson

March 2014 — Sandy’s blog is one of the nine featured on the blogroll of the National SCBWI website, all this month (

January, 2014 — MG book, WILDFIRE, a contemporary Cowboy-Indian story (Native American ranchers), available on Amazon and Kindle.

December 21, 2013 — Book signing at Horizon Bookstore, Traverse City, MI, 10-12 noon

November 23, 2013 — Book signing at Lake Orion Library Author Faire, 1-3:00

September 28, 2013 — Book signing at Horizon Bookstore, Traverse City, MI, 10-12 noon

September 11, 2013 — Rally Day, First Presbyterian Church, Battle Creek, MI

September 14, 2013 — Book signing at The Cottage Book Shop, Glen Arbor, MI

August, 2013 — MG historical fiction (and ghost stories), TALES OF THE LOST SCHOONER, published.

August 27, 2013 — Armchair Travel at Edgewood Retirement Center, Lansing, MI, 2:00

August 24-25, 2013 — Frontier Days at Olde World Village, Augusta, MI

August 12, 2013 — Featured on MG reviews on

July 27, 2013 — Leilapolooza Music Festival in Battle Creek, MI, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

July 3, 2013 — Victorian talk with seniors at Heritage Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

June, 2013 — Book review in the Historical Society of Michigan’s membership magazine, The Chronicle

June 8, 2013 — Book signing at The Brownstone Cafe, Battle Creek

June 2013 — MG fantasy, STAR OPENING, published.

June 5, 2013 — Literary Rambles (blog) Tuesday Tip and book giveaway

May 25-26, 2013 — May’d in Michigan Festival at Olde World Village, Augusta, MI

May 22, 2013 — Indie Book of the Day Award Winner for THE TOWN THAT DISAPPEARED

April 25, 2013 — 4th graders at Summit School, Oconomowoc, WI

April 24, 2013 — 3 separate 7th grade English classes at Lakeview Middle School, Battle Creek. MI

April 23, 2013 — 1st-8th graders, Trinitas Classical School, Grand Rapids, MI

March 19, 2013 — 2nd graders at Riverside Elementary School, Battle Creek, MI

March 18, 2013 — K,2nd, 3rd and 4th (8:30-3:30) at Wattles Park Elementary School, Harper Creek, MI

March 16, 2014 — Book Launch at Your Local Yarn Shop, Battle Creek, MI

March 14, 2013 — 1st graders at Purdy Elementary, Pennfield, MI

March 13, 2013 — Interview in The Battle Creek Enquirer (newspaper)

March 7, 2013 — 3rd graders at Coburn Elementary, Battle Creek, MI

March, 2013 — MG historical fiction, THE TOWN THAT DISAPPEARED, published

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