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May.16.2012
My choice for my favorite illustrated book is a highly personal one. Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could is a book I wrote about a remarkable horse. Tecolote was born prematurely on a freezing night. There was no reason for him to survive--but he did. The book tells and shows what happened as...
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Jan.04.2012
Award winning author, Sandy Nathan, will hostess the Depth Psychology Alliance’s Book Club for the month of January 2012. This is the Club’s first meeting and an exciting event. The group will read Sandy’s book, Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Magic, which illustrates major themes of depth...
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Sep.10.2011
Your book is out, one of several hundred thousand released this year. Now that it’s out, how do you attract attention to it?  You do pretty near everything you can think of to get it in front of potential readers and buyers. Here’s John Kremer’s website. He wrote the book on book marketing. He...
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Apr.07.2011
The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy Cover––An example of a striking, light colored, dominant cover
 Book contests. You see them advertised everywhere, sponsored by book publicists, advertising agencies, consultants, “book shepherds,” and even book publishers. The questions are: What will winning a contest do for you? And––how can you win a book contest if you enter it? I know something about...
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Oct.27.2010
The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy
My new book, The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy, is starting a bit of a stir because the world it depicts is so possibly an extension of our world. Like the real world.  What makes a book political? I don't preach anywhere in it. I thought I'd share an entry from my own blog about The Angel and how...
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Aug.19.2009
Cookies make a difference. These are French macaroons, or Luxembourgers, made by Burdick Chocolates of Northhampton, MA. Photo courtesy of Burdick Chocolates. I recently posted an article by super publicist Susan Schwartzman about working with a publicist and the importance of...
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Jul.29.2009
My first book, Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice, is drop dead gorgeous and top of the line all the way, with exquisitely designed interior and a killer cover. It has won––to my ecstatic surprise––six national awards in major contests.  Furthermore, T. Terry Whalen,...
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Jun.08.2009
This Lightning-blasted Tree Reminds Me of God's Power. “In God we trust” appears on our currency. These words are controversial. They prompt some people to fight for their removal, while others insist that they belong on our money and everywhere else. I ask: Do we trust God? If so,...
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Jun.08.2009
Sandy Nathan, award winning author, rides her horse for the first time after having her ankle fused. Little did she know that getting over writer's block would be harder. I wrote an introductory article on unlocking writers block a few weeks ago. (The one illustrated with photos of...
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Jun.04.2009
NUMENON (Book 1 of the Bloodsong Series) is an astonishing spiritual adventure. Critically acclaimed and beloved by readers, Numenon has now won FOUR NATIONAL AWARDS. (You can read about them below.) ISN’T IT TIME THAT YOU READ NUMENON? If you have an Amazon Kindle, you can buy it for only .99...
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May.04.2009
  I'm going to illustrate this blog post with a simple tale springing from ranch life. This is a true story, obviously, since those are photos. This is The Day Corcovado Learned to Load and Unload from a Trailer. Note that the horse is not freaking out, pitching a fit, or tramping his...
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Apr.25.2009
Numenon, by Sandy Nathan, is a Nautilus Book Awards Silver Winner! By winning a Nautilus Silver Award with her book, Numenon, author Sandy Nathan joins the ranks of Deepak Chopra, M.D., Barbara Kingsolver, Thich Nnat Hanh, Jean Houston, PhD., Eckhart Tolle, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. All...
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Apr.21.2009
"It May Be Forever" Cover by Lewis Agrell. I love this cover!
WHAT MAKES A GOOD BOOK COVER DESIGN? "It May Be Forever" Cover by Lewis Agrell. I love this cover! Most of the book contests, like the Benjamin Franklin Awards, IPPYs, Indie Excellence, and all the rest, are closed for the year. The books have been submitted and they’re being...
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Apr.17.2009
Sandy Nathan, award-winning author of Numenon and Stepping Off the Edge, which was the book featured on my Amazon Bestseller Launch. MY AMAZON LAUNCH WAS A FLOP BY ANY OBJECTIVE MEASURE. We sold 13 books. These impacted our Amazon rankings, but we made almost nothing on 11 of them,...
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Apr.17.2009
With horses, you win the minute you walk into the arena. This is a Matched Pairs Class at the La Bahia Peruvian Horse Show in Watsonville, CA. My husband and I are riding horses that are full brothers––same mom & pop. Except for the extra chrome (white markings) on Azteca, these...
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