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Happy Holidays––and All the News Worth Sharing. I’ve got two new Books, an International Rights Agent; Numenon is a Book Club Selection; New Book Awards. An Invitation and a gift.

First the important message: My best wishes for the holiday season! I’m late for Diwali, but should be on time for Hanukkah, Christmas, Al-Hijra Muharram, and Kwanzaa. If I missed any other seasonal celebrations, best wishes for them, too!
Then my news. And I do have a lot of it.  This is the text of my holiday newsletter:

I was putting this newsletter together and realized that, in all probability, we don’t know each other. I’m close to some of you–my friends and family. Others I know a little bit–neighbors and fans. The rest of you probably have a very sketchy connection with me, based on typing an email address into a box.

For many of you, this newsletter may seem like another pitch from one of the bazillion authors trying to get you to buy their books.

That isn’t what I’m about. Let’s clear that up right now. Please take a moment and listen to my most recent radio interview, linked below.

My editor always says, “Show me, don’t tell me.” The Depth Insights interview linked above is the best “show and tell” of who I am, where my writing comes from, and what I’m about that I’ve produced to date.
I invite you to take a few moments to listen to the interview.
I invite you to become my friend.

Sandy Nathan  Sandy Nathan




I’ve been invited to be the author of the month for the Depth Psychology Alliance Book Club in January 2012I made the interview linked above for the Alliance’s radio show. It offers a taste of what I’m about and an intro to what I’ll be discussing.
The book club is part of the Depth Psychology Alliance,  an on-line, global gathering place for those interested in the field of depth psychology.

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Depth Insights Book Club

Their motto is, “Seeing the World with Soul.” Depth Psychology explores the highest and deepest aspects of humanity. And the richest, may I add. When I was a graduate student in counseling, these areas of study ignited my being.


Membership in the Alliance is FREE and so is the new book club. Join the Alliance through the link above and sign up for the book club. You don’t have to be a therapist or professor. All you need to join is an interest in Depth Psychology.  Email me for more details.  The group will be reading my book, Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money.

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The link will take you to Numenon’s page on the Depth Psychology Alliance’s web site. Check it out. They have an incredible web site.  I love their bee icon.

I’m looking forward to finding out how the club members see Will Duane, my brilliant, tortured hero.

Let the games begin! I’m excited




THE REALLY BIG NEWS: I’VE GOT TWO NEW BOOKS COMING OUT IN EARLY 2012! The Tales from Earth’s End Series continues with sequels to The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy.

Most people who read The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy ask me, “Where’s the sequel? I’ve got to know what happens next!”
Lady Grace Is what happens next. Thousands of years have passed since the end of The Angel. Radiation levels are safe at last. A few survivors straggle back to the Piermont estate in Connecticut.
Lady Grace
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What do they find? You won’t believe it.
Lady Grace is a thriller and sci-fi, a fantasy like you can’t imagine. And a tender love story. With visitors from another time and place. It’s Book Two of the Tales from Earth’s End Series.

Sam & Emily: A Romance from the Underground, the third book in the Tales from Earth’s End Series, will be launched
shortly after Lady Grace. Sam & Emily is a love story between two characters introduced in  The Angel. Sam & Emily is about a passion that creates joy and ecstasy, as well as deepest anguish. It’s a passion that lasts a lifetime. And it’s not your ordinary romance.

Sam & Emily: A Romance from the Underground
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The romance industry has rules about how a romance must go. What those involved must be like. And the mandatory happy ending. I don’t believe in mandatory happy endings. Is that how life is? Always happy at the end? I’m not saying my book’s a tragedy, but . . . a guaranteed happy ending? You’ll have to read Sam & Emily to see what I mean. Unlike the sex in most romances, the intimacy in Sam & Emily isn’t particularly graphic, certainly relative to what I’ve seen in samples of other people’s work offered on the social media. My husband described it as “inspiring.”
The two new volumes in the Tales from Earth’s End Series  
are poised for release. They’re at my designer’s being polished. We had hoped to get them out for the 2011 holidays–but that was not to be. So I’ll send another newsletter around when they come out.

Or watch the Tales blog, or my website. Or my Facebook Author page. “Like” me, you’ll find out when the new books are released right away.

I’ve been working so hard that my publicity has been a little sketchy. I might have forgotten to tell you about The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy and Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could. 

The first book, The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy takes place on the eve of nuclear Armageddon in the late 22nd century––or thereabouts. The United States has degenerated into a police state. Two people carry the keys to survival: Jeremy Edgarton, a 16-year-old, tech genius and revolutionary;

The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy
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and Eliana, the angelic, off-world traveler sent to Earth on a mission to prevent her planet’s demise. The Angel is a sci-fi thriller set in a 1984-like setting. It’s the first book of the Tales from Earth’s End Series. 

The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy won four national awards in 2011, taking the Gold Medal in Visionary Fiction at the IPPYs, the largest and oldest contest for independent presses. It also won the Visionary Fiction category in the 2011 Indie Excellence Awards, and New Age (winner) and Sci-fi/Fantasy (finalist) in the Best Books of 2011 (USA Book News). A good bet if you like any of those categories.
The other book I released in January 2100 is Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could is the true story of a premature baby horse born on our ranch. Tecolote was not expected to live––yet he did.
Tecolote: The Llittle Horse That Could
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This book is a child’s book–44 pages–that can be enjoyed by adults. It’s a sweet lovely tale. Tecolote is an Amazon Bestselling book. It’s available on Amazon as a print book and Kindle book.

If you’re interested, I would strongly recommend buying the print book version. The Amazon Kindle version is fine: It has all the pictures and tells the story. It’s only 99 cents. The print version is beautiful, has a color interior and is a great size for children to read: 8″ X 10″.

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could won five national awards, including the 2011 Silver Nautilus Award, an award given to distinguished books aimed at making the world a better place. It also was a finalist in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Contest in:
  • Animals/Pets General
  • Juvenile Non-fiction
It’s been a banner year for me, with new books and literary awards. To cap it off, I’ve signed with the Montse Cortazar Literary Agency for exclusive NUMENON WINS THE 2009 SILVER NAUTILUS AWARD!representation of the international rights to my books. I was honored to be chosen by Montse. When Montse wrote to accept me she said, “My main motivation as a literary agent is to support those authors and publishers who work for the collective awareness, and I truly feel your work is really special and goes in that direction.” Yep. That’s why I write.  I’m looking forward to what the future brings. Perhaps The Angel, Tecolote, Numenon and all the rest will be read worldwide!
Click the link to find out more about the Montse Cortazar Literary Agency.

Happy holidays, once again. We offer those of you who have eBook readers a special gift in the coupon below.
(If you don’t have an eReader, you can buy an inscribed, autographed hardback first edition of my Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money for $9.50 plus shipping (and sales tax if you live in CA).  It’s a $24.95 retail value. Click here to buy. Please specify what inscription you’d like.  Contact Barry Nathan for quantity orders.)

All the best,
Barry & Sandy Nathan
Vilasa Press




As a special holiday gift, I’m giving you the eBook of Numenon for free! It’s usually $2.99 on Smashwords. To claim your gift, go to, and the Numenon page. (Click to go to that page.) Enter the coupon LV94U on checkout. You should be able to download pretty near any kind of eBook from Smashwords. Please share this offer with your friends and family members.  It’s OK with me if the offer goes viral!


Offer Expires: Enter Expiration Date January 19, 2012

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could Wins the 2011 Silver Nautilus Award!

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could, by Sandy Nathan, is a Silver Nautilus Book Awards Winner!

Press Release. April 25, 2011:

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could by Sandy Nathan has won the  2011 Silver Nautilus Award for Children’s Nonfiction (Grades 1-6).

The Nautilus Award recognizes books, audio books, and e-books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living & positive social change. In addition to its awards for adult literature, the Nautilus Awards recognize distinguished contributions to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults. Previous winners include: Echart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and . . . Sandy Nathan . Author Sandy Nathan also won the 2009 Silver Nautilus in the Indigenous/Multicultural category with her novel Numenon. (Once on the link, scroll down to find Numenon.)

“I’m terribly excited about this win,” says author Sandy Nathan. “The Nautilus Award means so much to me. It’s purpose––recognizing life-enhancing, life-changing literature and spoken art––aligns with my life’s purpose––producing books that enhance and change the lives of those around me. I couldn’t be happier.

Tecolote’s win is especially meaningful. The little premature and soon-orphaned horse in the book grew up to be my horse. He’s the only horse we own who is reliable enough for me to ride. I’ve got a replaced knee, fused ankle and a couple of other physical dings that make me very cautious about getting on a horse. Tecolote is my boy. He takes care of me.

“One of the things about horses that makes them so special is the way they bond with human beings. Or maybe it’s the way we bond with them. Whatever. Teco and I are bonded. That’s a sweet experience.

“We thought Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could was a natural for the Nautilus Awards. Tecolote’s been inspiring us since he showed us his will to live after being born prematurely and then losing his mother when he was so young. His sweet story of trouble and triumph inspires children and adults.”

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could

What are the reviewers saying about Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could?

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could has a five star average (as high as it can go) on its Amazon reviews. Here are a few words reviewers have said about the book:

Rebecca Johnson, Amazon Top Ten Reviewer: “Sandy Nathan is such a good story teller you will be captivated from the first word until the last. She has included adorable pictures which make the story come alive. This is such a warm and amusing tale it made me laugh out loud a few times. I loved how Sandy Nathan explains how horses grow up and need special attention to be well mannered and tame. This is not just a children’s book, it will be enjoyed by people of all ages. What a lovely book.”

L.C. Evans, author Talented Horsewoman: “The book is beautifully illustrated with photos of Tecolote and the other horses on the farm. It would be a great gift book for horse lovers of all ages. Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could is written simply enough so children can read it themselves, but it will also appeal to adults.”

Zippora Karz, author The Sugarless Plum: I absolutely loved this book! Through Tecolote’s journey we feel the love of a mother for her child, (horse for filly and colt), how to find friends, play with them, and create mischief as well. This is a story for any age. I cried and laughed and marveled at all the ways love can be expressed in our lives.

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Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could is available on Sandy Nathan’s Web Site and on Amazon in print and Kindle forms.

Tecolote as a paperback book.

Tecolote as a Kindle book.

Tecolote: The Grown-up Horse

From Sandy Nathan: “My preference is the paperback book. It’s color, inside and out. The book is beautiful. In addition to all the photos, the print book has a header and footer on each page. The header––a long strip across the top––is clouds and blue sky. The footer is green grass. They emphasize the country feeling of the book.”

“On the other hand, you can download the Kindle version in a minute and be reading it. You can’t beat the price: 99 cents. I was very pleased at how the pictures came out in the Kindle book. Very clear, though black and white.

“We’re working on getting Nook, Sony, and iPad versions ready.”


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