Category: Sandy Nathan’s Publications

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DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND! YOU CAN BUY SIX NATIONAL AWARD-WINNING BOOKS
FOR THE PRICE OF A COUPLE OF LATTES!
JANUARY 2nd WILL ROLL AROUND SO FAST. DON’T MISS OUT!

SANDY NATHAN’S BOOKS HAVE WON TWENTY-FOUR NATIONAL AWARDS!
CLICK HERE TO GO TO SANDY’S AUTHOR PAGE TO SEE ALL SIX BOOKS!

They range from wild sci-fi to adorable children’s nonfiction. You’ll find something you’ll like in the list below:
  • NUMENON,  a novel about the richest man in the world meeting a great Native American shaman
  • STEPPING OFF THE EDGE, a modern day spiritual companion
  • TECOLOTE, the adorable kids’ book about a baby horse.
  • EARTH’S END––the new, three book sci-fi/fantasy/visionary series that takes you to the end of the earth, and beyond.
    The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy––An angelic girl shows up on the sidewalks of New York City in 2197. Or is she a girl? Jeremy Edgarton, teenage genius and revolutionary decodes the transmissions. They say the world will blow up tomorrow morning.
    Lady Grace––The radiation has cleared. A few survivors make it back to Piermont Manor to start a new life. What they face is a battle more deadly than any they’ve fought. Evolution can work for evil as well as good.
    Sam & Emily––Can love live in an echoing cement bomb shelter three hundred feet below the earth’s surface? Find out in Sam and Emily as headman Sam Baahuhd falls in love with a beautiful assassin.

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT SANDY’S BOOKS? THIS REVIEW CAME IN LAST NIGHT:
***** 5 STARS! Astonishingly well written, December 17, 2012
Linda the Writer
(Rural NY)

This review is from: The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy (Tales from Earth’s End)

“Sandy Nathan turns a bizarre plotline into a superb novel by fleshing out her plotline with intriguing characters and themes and presenting them to us with writing technique that conveys living, breathing detail with very little intrusion of her own narrative presence.

“I’m not a regular reader of sci-fi, paranormal, or fantasy genres, and a few things in this book didn’t ring entirely true to me. But my criticisms would be nitpicking compared to the quality of Nathan’s storytelling, right from the first sentence”

TRY ONE! YOU’LL LIKE IT! Most of Sandy Nathan’s books have close to 5 star average reviews, in addition to all their contest wins.

 

At Last I Know Amazon Cares . . .

 I awakened this morning to find an email from Amazon in my inbox. I was shocked to discover that it was about my new book, Lady Grace. They were promoting my book! I didn’t have to pay anything! I didn’t even know they were sending out the promotion!! [Please note, readers: This was originally published in 2012. Since then, the book has been retitled, given a new cover, and new look and feel. Same book, same interior. I didn't change the links here, because this is what Amazon was referring to. Links for the revamped  books of the series are down below.]

I must have hit some critical mass for Amazon to notice me. I wanted to share the email with the entire universe, or as much of it as I could reach.  So here it is, the text of Amazon’s pitch for Lady Grace: (Unfortunately, their email wouldn’t copy, so I’ll attempt to reproduce the wonderfulness of it all. There’s an easier way to do this, I am told. A screen shot. But I am probably the only person in the universe who doesn’t know how to do a screen shot. That would have made all of this easier and even more impressive.)

The Amazon logo doesn’t show up here. Neither do the cool hot links, Buy button going to Lady Grace, or any of that. But here it is: the text of that email and proof that Amazon cares.

Lady Grace & the War for a New World: This is the new cover and new title of the old Lady Grace. In the absence of official links from Amazon, I'll give you the cover here. The cover was on the Buy button on the actual email.

From:     Amazon.com <store-news@amazon.com>
Subject:     Now available: “Lady Grace: A Thrilling Adventure Wrapped in the Embrace of Epic Love” by Sandy Nathan on Amazon.com
Date:     April 15, 2012 2:21:27 AM PDT
To:     Barry Nathan <barry@>

(The Amazon Logo appeared here.)

Dear Amazon.com Customer,

Customers who have purchased or rated books by Sandy Nathan might like to know that Lady Grace: A Thrilling Adventure Wrapped in the Embrace of Epic Love is now available.  You can order yours for just $15.95 by following the link below. [I'm adding this after the original post date. You can get the Kindle version for only $3.99!]

Lady Grace: A Thrilling Adventure Wrapped in the Embrace of Epic Love
Sandy Nathan
Price:    $15.95

Product Description
BEYOND THE END OF THE WORLD

The Earth is devastated by a nuclear holocaust. Technological wizard Jeremy Edgarton and a few of his friends are whisked off planet moments before the horror by the goldies, a race of super-evolved aliens who seem too good to be true. Unfortunately for Jeremy, that’s exactly what they are. Now he wants out.

Jeremy’s mother, Veronica Edgarton, is awakening from a cryogenic sleep in a chamber deep beneath the ice near the North Pole. She faces life with one of the most ruthless and cruel men ever to have lived. She is not the kind of person to take this lying down.

In another place, 105 generations after the missiles struck, the inhabitants of a bunker designed to preserve them … Read more

More to Explore: [OK. So they included a link to every other book in my genres. So what?]

See more in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
See more in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy 
See more in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Adventure    [This link goes to The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy, Earth's End 1.

And the crowning glory: The Amazon signature!
Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/

Now that you know Amazon cares about my work, you can feel reassured and care about it, too.

My, oh, my. Times change and things get outdated. Randomly checking my posts on 3/11/15, I found that names and links are outdated. The three books Earth's End are in Kindle and print forms right now–but they've been retitled and gotten new covers. Same books. Click below and be transported.

 

 

Sandy Nathan

Sandy Nathan is the winner of thirty national awards for her writing. She’s won in categories from memoir, to visionary fiction, to children’s nonfiction. And more.
Amazon Author Page

 

 

Will Duane, Founder and CEO of Numenon. Is He Real?

Will Duane, founder and CEO of Numenon, the largest corporation in history.

This blog post is living proof that you should clean off your desk every couple of years. I did that today––as well I should. Thanksgiving is in a few days and we’re having company. Wouldn’t want them to see that mess.

I found a transcript of the following interview that I gave three or four years ago when my book Numenon was released. The name of the host wasn’t included on the print out––I don’t remember who the interview was with. I read the transcript and decided to post it. It’s funny. We should read funny things. And laugh.

It also marks the fact that I’m really working on Numenon’s sequel, which will be released sometime in 2012. The sequel, Mogollon, is where the rubber hits the road. Will’s team reaches the Meeting, the Native retreat they’re going to in Numenon. What happens? Everything. Some people have been quite irritated at me for not getting it out sooner. I’m sorry. I had writer’s block. Really.

For those who haven’t heard of Numenon, it’s the story of the richest man in the world meeting a great Native American shaman. Numenon has been out about three years, or maybe closer to four. It had a pretty illustrious ride, winning six national awards its first year. The Kindle version hit # 1 on three Amazon categories of mysticism and stayed there for almost a year. It was well up on Amazon’s sales rankings. For a while, my book topped spiritual giants such as St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila. Only on Amazon could that happen. It’s settled back into the pack now, and makes a great read.

I’ll begin the transcribed interview now. BTW, Will Duane is the mythical founder and CEO of Numenon, Inc., the largest corporation in history and Numenon’s hero. Of a sort.

Q. The character of Will Duane is such a rich combination: powerful and conflicted. He seems more human than many other protagonists. Talk about that.

A. I hate the kind of slick thriller where the hero is an iron man who takes horrendous abuse and keeps on ticking. Oh, maybe he’s got a glitch or two, but he’s essentially unstoppable and perfect. Reminds me of the guy on the Oscar statue. I want to know the real hero, and I want to feel everything he does.

Q. What do you find the most interesting about Will?

A. That he’s as screwed up as he is and manages to function at all. He’s really amazing: a tough, ruthless competitor with a horrible family background who’s driven himself to become the richest man in the world. And he’s cute, too. Will is a 63-year-old babe.

Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money

Q. Numenon––and I assume all of the Bloodsong series––has its share of sex. Talk about that.

A. First off, I don’t think there’s any actual sex in Numenon. A pervasive aura of sexuality, perhaps. Thoughts and memories of sexual situations. No actual sex that I remember. I would remember it. However, even if the book were as brazen as a standard romance novel sold in every drugstore in the world, it’s OK. I have permission from my mother to include sex in my writing. She’ll tell you about it here. I always try to follow my mom’s orders.

Q. Why do you think people would want to read the Bloodsong Series?

A. For the pervasive aura of sexuality, certainly. The for everything else––this is a high-energy textbook about psychology, business, Native American history and spirituality, and tantric yoga. All in one sweet, very readable package.

Q. How close are your characters to real life people?

A. I know people who are as messed up as my characters and who have achieved as much. Not too many, though. My characters have no counterparts in real life. Certainly, my dad, who was a very successful businessman, shows up in parts of Will, as do famous rich people, and others I’ve read about in psychopathology books. But my characters are truly fictional. I made them up.

Q. How do you research your novels?

A. By living. My books are essentially the footprint of my life. The Bloodsong Series didn’t happen until I had a transcendent experience when I was fifty years old, in 1995. It’s taken from 1995 until now for the manuscript to become something I could share with people. Much of the research was done before I wrote it. My master’s degrees in economics and counseling contributed, as well as working for a business school professor for years, coaching negotiations. My life growing up as the daughter of a builder who created 14,000 houses in the San Francisco Bay Area contributed a great deal to the real feeling of the series. I know high-powered corporate life in Silicon Valley. It’s what I lived. The content was in me already, and I also did do the normal research of reading books and combing resources. as needed.

Q. How did you get stared as a writer?

A. They taught me to write in first or second grade. I’ve written for a long time. People who got my letters and such told me that I should write a book, but I couldn’t do it until I had that experience in 1995. After attending a meditation retreat and being healed there, I was in the shower (yes, showers are very spiritual places) when an entire book was injected into my brain in about a second, accompanied with lights and fanfare that special-effects studios would be hard up to duplicate. I’ve been writing and completing books ever since.

Q. How do you write, when and how many hours per day?

A. I write at a computer. Every day. I spend so much time writing that I have damaged myself physically: I’ve got bursitis in booth hips and my right arm feels like it’s falling off. If I don’t write, the words pile up inside and I feel like I’ll explode. So I let them out. Taking care of my poor body is my biggest growth challenge these days.

Q. What advice to you have for other writers?

A. Meditate. Live your own life, even if it sucks. Write about it. Meditate. Walk through doors when they open. Write about that. Meditate.

So there it is: NumenonYou can buy it as a Nook or a Kindle for $.99. It’s sequel will be out in 2012.

Sandy Nathan, Award-winning AuthorSandy Nathan
Winner of twenty-one  national awards

Sandy’s  books are: (Click link to the left for more information. All links below go to Kindle sale pages.)
The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy
Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could

Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice

 

 

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