As Sandra Smith, I write non-fiction articles.
I used to do bead work as a hobby, then began selling my creations at craft shows. Eventually, I started designing my own patterns. I submitted some of these to a crafts magazine, and they became my first published articles.
As time went on, I did more writing than crafting, and started writing articles about anything that caught my interest. I've been published in a couple of national magazines, but mostly focus now on small regional publications.
I've compiled many of my articles into a small book titled Bewitched, Bedazzled, and Bejeweled: A Collection of Facts and Folklore About Gems and Jewelry. It's available as a Kindle download. ASIN: B001F0RSTK
Like most writers, I dreamed of writing a novel. I have completed four novels to date, the second of which, Jenny's Legacy, was published in hardcover in 2006, ISBN: 978-1594144332; and as an e-book in 2008, 978-1-59431-622-7. It's also now available as a Kindle download: ASIN: B001CQCA3Q
My third novel, Acts of Love, was published as an e-book in December 2008, ISBN: 978-1-59431-639-5; and as a Kindle download: ASIN: B001M1ILKM.
My fourth novel, A Perfect Body, was released as an e-book in May 2009, ISBN: 978-1-59431-758-3; and as a Kindle download: ASIN: B002BKDPHC.
My first completed novel is unpublished.
I use my real name for non-fiction, but chose the pen name Cassandra Barnes for fiction.
Here's my Cassandra Barnes bio: Cassandra Barnes believes in reincarnation, which is good because she has more stories than she can tell in one lifetime. She's kept the wolf from the door with a variety of jobs; any extra money goes for books or flowers. Her current loves include her husband of more than twenty years, her feline twins, the little dog she rescued from the pound, Reiki, herbalism, coffee with friends, and quantum physics. And anything chocolate!