By: Amanda Rumore
Author, educator and mother of two, Sandi Greene, calls the North Valley home. With a lifelong passion for writing, Greene began writing creatively as a child and had her first story published, a non-fiction article in a magazine, at the early age of 19. Even in her youth, it seems her future as an author was already unstoppable.
Greene calls upon her life experiences, from love, family and memories of high school, to help write impactful articles and books. “Often new writers will ask me how to create a character or plot that the audience can relate to so for me that is relating to when I was in high school,” explains Greene. “I remember those emotions and experiences, which help me write from a teen character perspective.”
Unlike many authors that continuously write in one genre, Greene’s immense creative ability allows her to write on many different subjects for various age groups. Her original focus was non-fiction articles for magazines, she moved on to write young adult novels and is now writing suspense and children’s non-fiction. “Broken Halo,” released in January 2013, is a paranormal novel for teens about angels. “The Truth about Secrets,” released in December 2012, is for older teens (12 and up) and is a little darker. “It has redeeming messages that tend to appeal to both teens and moms,” says Greene. Both books are available as e-books and print books from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Young adult novel “A Dance in the Rain” will be released this year and Greene’s favorite novel, “If I Let You Go Yet,” is still being worked on. She is also working on a children’s non-fiction book, which at this time doesn’t have a title.
As if being a published author isn’t enough, this Anthem mom is also passionate about education. With a master’s degree in English, she is currently working on her doctorate in organizational leadership with an emphasis in higher education. Greene says “My doctoral pursuit is beginning to open up doors in higher education research and administration, which I love and hope to one day do full-time.” She has also been teaching college level literature and composition for 12 years and loves to help students pursue their passion in writing.
To learn more about Sandi Greene and to preview her books, visit www.sandigreene.com.
Sandi Greene is a mother, educator and author. She has had over two dozen magazine articles published and is writing her fourth book. Greene also teaches 1000+ college students a year in composition, literature and creative writing. She lives in Anthem with her daughter, Justice, and son, Micah.