Monday, June 15, 2009

Colorado Author -- Sandi Ault

Sandi Ault's first Jamaica Wild mystery, Wild Indigo, was released in January 1, 2007, followed quickly by Wild Inferno in 2008, and Wild Sorrow, released in March 2009. Jamaica, who begins the series as a Bureau of Land Management agent in New Mexico, is a student of Pueblo culture, an interest that often gets her in trouble with tribal authorities as well as her BLM boss.

The second book in the series allows Jamaica and her wolf, Mountain, to get up close and personal with a forest fire. Since author Sandi Ault is a fire information officer, she writes from firsthand experience. I recently finished reading Wild Inferno. The fire scenes are intense, and the book was hard to put down. I'm looking forward to Wild Sorrow.

Not only a fine writer with extensive knowledge of the land and culture in which her protagonist performs her duties, Sandi is also an entertaining speaker and workshop instructor. The interesting and poignant tale of the original and real wolf, Mountain, can be found at Sandi's website. To find out more about Sandi's race to finish the fourth Jamaica Wild book, Wild Penance, visit Sandi's blog.

10 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I'm impressed with Sandi's productivity! Thanks for the tip...I'll have to check out her books.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

alexisgrant said...

Thanks for this... And glad you linked to both her Web site and her blog!

Karen Walker said...

These sounds interesting since I live in New Mexico and love the Native culture here.
Karen Walker

Galen Kindley--Author said...

I, too, live in New Mexico. I’ve been considering this area and culture as the basis for a novel. I’ll get one of these books to see how Sandi has approached and handle it.
On another note, I’m such an animal lover and softie that the story of the real Mountain sounds like I’d be in tears for a week, so, maybe I’ll pass on that.

Best Regards, Galen
GalenKindley.com

Patricia Stoltey said...

Yes, Galen, I got a little teary-eyed when I read about the real Mountain, but it explained why there is so much about the fictional Mountain in Wild Indigo.

Stephen Tremp said...

I like animals, especially dogs, as a supporting character. So much creativity an author can do with a dog that they cannot with a human.

- Stephhen Tremp
www.stephentremp.blogspot.com

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Thanks for the info on Sandi. Being a speaker and workshop facilitator is always a great arsenal to have for self promotion for writers.

The Old Silly From Free Spirit Blog

N A Sharpe said...

Thanks for introducing us to Sandi and her work. Off to check out her site now and definitely will check out the books.

Nancy, from Just a Thought…

julielomoe said...

These books sound fascinating - especially the fact that she has a wolf named Mountain. Her background reminds me a little of Nevada Barr, one of my favorite mystery writers.

I'm even more impressed at how I got here - by following a Twitter link from Alan Chin. Guess I'd better upgrade my Twitter skills.

Julie Lomoe's Musings Mysterioso
http://julielomoe.waordpress.com

The Practical Preserver said...

These postings are among my favorites. I really enjoy your promotion of local authors. Kudos to you!