Sandra Valencia has lived her entire life in the state of Ohio. Growing up in a busy home with four younger siblings, she always escaped into books. When classmates groaned over writing assignments, she relished new chances to put pencil to paper. Also captivated by studies of foreign languages, she has studied several languages and enjoys added zest in her life from traveling abroad to meet new people and personally experience the wealth of different ideas and cultures.
Married to the same person for four decades, Sandra is the mother of two dynamic sons who challenge her intellectually and spiritually. Besides writing and travel, she greatly enjoys classical and Latin music. Retired from her career in international trade and logistics, she has more time to pursue hobbies that include camping, gardening, and exploring the many aspects of esoteric phenomena.
From early childhood, Sandra encountered a dramatic range of encounters commonly grouped into a category called paranormal activity. Dreams, visions, precognition, and telekinesis are among the phenomena that have sometimes frightened her, sometimes inspired her, and always fascinated her. At one time, she participated as a subject for study in a local university’s formal investigation of paranormal activities. Those experiences have been a treasure trove of ideas and concepts that are often included in her writing.
Sandra consolidated two decades of dreams into the series Legends from Turand. She has been both surprised and gratified to be contacted by readers from around the world, from countries as diverse as Colombia, England, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Portugal. Descriptions from readers of Song of Turand and Return to Turand include comments such as:
“Use of vivid imagery makes the novel a joy to read.”
“One reading is not enough!”
“So vividly described, one feels a part [of the story].”