Meet An Author ~ Sandi Layne

There are many profiles that detail the author’s lifelong dream of authorship being realized with the publication of their first novel or short story. This is not one of those profiles. To make an exceedingly odd story moreso, Sandi Layne had no wish to be a writer, but went through a storyline bootcamp in the form of strange dreams for a month and took careful notes. Fifteen years later, she’s still writing stories that veer slightly off the beaten path, both in Christian and historical fiction. Married for more than twenty years to a very tolerant (and brilliant!) man, she has two sons, no pets, and a plethora of imaginary friends. Her interests range from ancient civilizations to science fiction for both reading and research. With degrees in English and Ministry, she also claims Theology’s crimson Masters collar which she has been known to don on rare occasions. If you drive by her window before dawn, it is likely she’ll have a light on for you. Or at the very least, she’ll be alert on twitter. She invites you to visit her online space at Bring coffee.

Sandi has written one of my favorite series: Éire’s Viking. You can check out my review of Éire’s Captive Moon and Éire’s Viking. If you like Vikings, healers, historical romances, real depictions of the life back in those times, then you’ll love these books. She actually just released book two of the trilogy and it was even more amazing than the first one.

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

Éire's Viking (Éire's Viking, #2)






Sandi writes a variety of Historical Fiction, Romance, and Christian stories, but I have only had the pleasure of reading her Historical Fiction. But not only do I love her books, I enjoy her as a person and consider her a friend.

Check out her books on Goodreads, you won’t be sorry.

Another author friend of ours, Lissa Bryan (who I’ll be featuring soon as well, and also writes historical fiction) and Sandi were running commentary on the show Vikings. As each show aired they’d Tweet their thoughts and have discussions on costumes, plots, language, etc… If you like that show then you must read their discussion.

Go ahead and connect with Sandi on Twitter, her blog, or Facebook. Pick up one of her books and then come back and let me know what you thought. You won’t be sorry.