Sandra Brown

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Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers, including Mean Streak, Deadline, Low Pressure, and Smoke Screen. Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, most of which remain in print. Sandra and her husband, Michael Brown, live in Arlington, Texas.

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Books by this Author

Led Astray
Above and Beyond
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Don't just stand there, get to work.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To dance.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I tend to whine.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Henry Faber in Ken Follett’s “Eye of the Needle.”

Author Voices

May 10, 2010

Mother's Day approaches, andthis year is significant to me for two momentousreasons. The first is personal, the second, professional.

I learned a few weeks ago that my daughter, Rachel, is pregnant with her third child. This was totallyunexpected and, actually, just short of a miracle. After conceivingher first child with no trouble at all, she and her husband worked for four years to conceiveagain. Eventually, they resorted to in vitro fertilization to get sonnumber two. Now, three years later, without any assistance frommodern medical science, God and Mother Nature did their thing, and so this Mother's Day finds me celebrating the imminent... see more

January 05, 2010

Why do I hear Hank Williams Jr in my head? The one Christmas tradition we have in my family is that the traditions keep being altered. When I was a kid, we always packed up and drove 250 miles to my grandparents house, where I got to see my number one favorite cousin. Santa Claus always -- miraculously -- found my sisters and me there. One smart cookie was Santa. He worked around our not being at our house. Flash forward a decade or two and my grandparents are no longer with us. MY parents were the grandparents, and we spent every Christmas Day at their house with my four sisters and their family. A horde of about 30 people. Loud, noisy, lots of food... see more

November 16, 2009

I don't count down the days to Christmas. Instead, I count down the days to Thanksgiving, because it's one of maybe a dozen days a year when I cook. Kind of like with writing, if you don't cook habitually, you don't acquire good cooking skills. Hence, the countdown. Not with anticipation, but with anxiety. Give me a chapter that needs work any day over preparing a meal. I don't even attempt baking a turkey. A baster looks like something that belongs in a doctor's office, and an examination you dread. As for stuffing a cavity. . . No thank you. If I tried deep frying the bird Cajun-style, which is delicious, I'd catch the house on fire. So,... see more

October 27, 2009

A year or so ago when my assistant, Amie, who’s the Internet guru of the office, came to me and said, “We need to talk about your blog,” I thought she was referring to a figure flaw. “I agree,” said I. “Something must be done. Soon.” Long story short, I’m now providing blog entries. But not very faithfully, I’ll admit. Amie persistently says, “You need to update several blogs. What’s happening in your life? Do you have anything for Facebook?” See that’s the thing. Rarely is anything happening that I think my readers would be interested in knowing about.... see more

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