Sandra Bennett is the author of the thrilling middle-grade Adamson Adventure Series. Book One, Secrets Hidden Below, was Shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2019. Fossil Frenzy, book 3, was a shortlisted winner in the Queensland Writers Centre Adaptable Competition 2020, and had the opportunity to pitch the manuscript to film producers.
In previous years Sandra has independently published two picture books and two early readers. She has had seven short stories published in five anthologies.
Her story, Cyclone Kayla, was written to become a graphic novel for the non-for-profit organisation, Library For All in 2020..
As a former Primary School teacher, Sandra enjoys author school visits for talks, readings and writing workshops. Sandra has presented at CBCA Canberra branch and the Canberra Writer’s Festival 2019.
Understanding the importance of hooking readers to help them develop a love of reading from an early age, is paramount to Sandra’s passion for writing. She enjoys creating relatable and humorous characters in everyday situations, then turning them into the extraordinary by giving each story a mischievous twist.
In her spare time Sandra is often seen walking her dog, roaming the hills around her country property just outside of Canberra. She enjoys creating stories that are inspired by the nature she finds around her. Sandra’s greatest and most lovable distraction is her growing family as more grandchildren arrive in her world.
Visit sandrabennettauthor.com to view images from school visits and events.