When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a lawyer or a teacher (and, briefly, President of the United States!) or maybe an actress.  As I got older, the goals remained the same, but with some narrowing of avenues for these fields.

As it happened, I did study Constitutional Law. I became a teacher. I never have acted professionally, but as a teacher, one is in front of an audience (a captive one!) for hours every day. In addition, I became the Drama Ministry Director for a church at one point.  I also went to seminary and into the paid ministry, which was never on my childhood list of Things to be When I Grow Up.

However, all these avenues lost their charm.

And then, one day, while reading about how to get work as a reader for publishing houses, the idea struck me:  I’ve read hundreds of romance novels; surely I could write one!

Eventually, after sleepless nights and a hundred ideas, I sat down at midnight on the morning of December 1, 1997 and started writing – longhand – my first novel. I kept at it for six hours before I thought, “I could have been typing this and saved myself this cramp in my hand!”

I wrote six full-length romances that year.  None of them turned out to be the nice, sweet fare I had been hoping to create.  In my first book, I killed off most of an entire family before the end of the first chapter, maimed my hero one-third of the way through the book, and never seemed able to catch the tone of the light, witty repartee I had envisioned creating!

I may not write the Classic Regency Romance Novel, but I do think that some of my stories are worth reading.  On these pages, I will introduce them to you and you may decide for yourself.

Sandi Layne’s books on Goodreads

Éire's Captive Moon
Éire’s Captive Moon (Éire’s Viking, #1)

reviews: 21
ratings: 45 (avg rating 4.47)
An Unexpected Woman
An Unexpected Woman

reviews: 18
ratings: 31 (avg rating 4.39)
Éire's Viking
Éire’s Viking (Éire’s Viking, #2)

reviews: 11
ratings: 11 (avg rating 4.55)
Making a Diamond
Making a Diamond

reviews: 2
ratings: 5 (avg rating 4.40)
Summer's Music
Summer’s Music

reviews: 1
ratings: 4 (avg rating 5.00)

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Éire’s Viking (Book 2 of the Éire’s Viking Trilogy) – Historical romance

Making a Diamond – Christian Romance.  Family-oriented, sweet romance.

An Unexpected Woman — Christian Romance.  Light and sweet with a dash of suspense!

Summer’s Music —  Christian Romance. A story about coming home.

Éire’s Captive Moon –(Book 1 of the Éire’s Viking Trilogy) Historical fiction with a dash of fantasy.

Silent Music — Contemporary Christian Romance

Faith Under Fire — Christian Romantic Suspense. (Very first self-published novel.)

Two of my titles that do not appear on my website are FAITH UNDER FIRE and GARRISON’S GIRL.

One comment

  1. Patricia Summers · February 28, 2012

    Love your novels and love you…
    Please remind me of how I find your books to buy???
    I’d like to read “Making a Diamond”.
    Thanks in advance.

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