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First Reader copies of Ancient Egypt Novel Athena of the Red Mirror Series

New ancient egypt novel by Sandra GoreI got the the First Reader Edition copies of my ancient egypt novel Athena of Kornith of the Red Mirror Trilogy from the printer. Hurray! I’m getting them out to my inner circle of First Readers for input. I hope they like her. I sure do. I’d like to be her!

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February 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

First Reader comments for Isis

Besides a lot of really good editing suggestions, I’ve gotten some fun feedback from my First Readers of Isis. One great idea was to include some of those comments in the newest printing.

I’m going for a second printing, Second Reader Edition, and have incorporated many of the changes my readers wanted to see. I listened to everything everyone told me and believe that all of the feedback shows up in the new edition. By the way, this will also be a limited edition. Isis is not for sale and has not been “published.” I’m just taking a different approach to the manuscript concept and having a lot of fun with it. As I design my own covers and do my own layout, it’s really cheap for me to produce a book.

Here’s what First Readers are saying about Isis.

“Adventure!   Mystery!  Egyptian culture and history!  Sex!  It sure kept my interest!”
Leslie – Ann Arbor, MI

“Chapter 11 – Whew! Gimme a cigarette!”
Joan – Fresno CA

“I loved the Egyptology details. It’s great to feel that one is being educated while having such a good time.”
Elaine – Easton PA

“I hard a hard time finishing. I kept reading certain chapters over and over. And when I came to the end, I was bummed. I wanted more. Where’s the next book?”
Suzette – Paso Robles CA

“Isis sizzles. It had me squirming in my plane seat.”
Suzanne – Boston MA

“Isis is a real page turner. It’s a great adventure story for anyone – not just women.”
Eric – Las Vegas NV

“I’m fascinated with the Isis story. I really like the way Isis goes back from Vegas to Egypt and blends the souls.”
Terry – Kauai HI

“I’m a big Gabaldon fan, but I like Isis better. The Red Mirror uses a time travel device that I’ve never seen before. The story comes alive in both modern and ancient times. Isis is a strong, unforgettable character who adds an eroticism unusual in historic fiction. Can’t wait for Athena.”
David – Shell Beach CA

“I loved it. It’s exciting and romantic and gave my boyfriend ideas.”
Marilyn – New York, NY

“The sex scenes are terrific. I want one of those guys!”
Ann – Los Osos CA

“Isis was flat amazing. Towns along the Nile, jewelry, weaponry… Sandra paints a vivid, sensual picture of ancient Egypt. She makes it so interesting.”
Curt – Las Vegas NV

July 12, 2010 at 9:28 pm Leave a comment

Sandra and Sabrina Writing Space

Sandra and Sabrina writing space

I’ve had several people ask me where and how I write – “how” meaning the creative process.  The “practical how” is that I use a laptop connected to a larger screen so that I can work off of two screens at once.

This photo is of my writing space.  As you can see, a lot is going on.

Egyptian stuff is part of my getting in the mood to write my novel which takes place in modern day Las Vegas and in Ancient Egypt during the Late Period.

You’ll see:

  • colored map of the Nile
  • a photo I took of the shore from a boat on a Nile Cruise
  • several books, including English translations of ancient Egyptian literature and art books on Pharaohnic Egypt
  • the necklace I wear which is a copy of  an original Late Period piece

I’m working on a new cover for Sex and the Zen of Shopping.

  • You will see a couple of printouts hanging above, plus the front cover on the big computer screen which is displaying Photoshop.
  • I’m also considering a slightly new title – something shorter.  Sex Zen and Shopping:  Live Rich by Shopping Smart
  • I’ve been working on the interior and cleaned it up a bit.  It will have less of a “homemade scrapbook” look about it.

The screen saver on my laptop is the view from the front terrace of our house in Shell Beach California.

I love boats. That’s pretty obvious from the photo.

The bookcase contains:

  • My library of cookbooks in English, French and Danish.  You might be able to just see Julia Child’s “Mastering The Art of French Cooking.”  I bought my copy in 1973 at a garage sale in Los Gatos California!
  • copies of  Life Choices:  Navigating Difficult Paths.”  This is an anthology of great stories put together by Judi Moreo and published by her new publishing company Turning Point International.  She’s already at work on the next anthology which will be about putting the pieces back together again.  My contribution to Life Choices is the story of how I  met my husband and shamelessly pursued him. It’s a true story of hitchhiking on land and sea,  taking chances and going after what you want.
  • My many copies of the I Ching
  • Books by female authors written for the female market which I have read in the last few months.  The genre is pretty much romantic fiction of all kinds.  This is part of my research for my new novel.
  • On the top shelf I have copies of books of authors that I know or have met.
  • The small orange book with black binder that’s turned on its side is the scrapbook I kept of my world travels – especially North Africa, Paris, England and Mexico/Central America.  Most of the entries are from the early 70’s.  I’d like to put it into a memoir form.  But right now I am really loving writing fiction.

Non-book items on bookcase:

  • The stone statue on the bookcase is Toltec and over a thousand years old.  It was a wedding gift when we married in Mexico City the first day of spring (March 20) 1975.
  • The briefcase on the top of the book case was a gift from my First Reader (Sex and the Zen of Shopping) Barb Johnston which she gave me at the book launch of Life Choices in January in Las Vegas.
  • The name plaque Sandra Nielsen is from my days as a School Board Trustee 1994-1998.  It reminds me that trying to do good can be very costly personally.  It keeps me from getting involved.  It’s time for someone else to play Joan of Arc.  I admire all politicians even though their politics can make me crazy.  I once heard it said, “In the world of politics, friends come and go, but enemies collect.”  Amen.

You probably didn’t miss my Japanese Zen priest who sits directly over my head and hopefully guides my spirit.  I bought him at a little “antique” shop in 1999 in Shell Beach.  The owner loved his stuff so much and had so much of it that you had to stand at the doorway and point to what you wanted to see.  He also wanted a $20 deposit before he would bring it to you!  Needless to say, he didn’t make a lot of sales.  He was found dead at his desk one morning by his son.  He hadn’t come home the night before.  89 years old and he died of a heart attack in the midst of his beloved treasures.  From the position of his body, it seemed that he put his head down and went to sleep, never to wake up again.  We should all be so blessed!

March 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm 3 comments

Life Choices Las Vegas Book Launch Celebration

Most of the 26 authors, publisher and editor with friends and family celebrated the successful launch of Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths in the Nielsen suite at Palace Station Las Vegas.  After a memorable day of book sales and mini-talks by each of the authors, the Life Choices group relaxed and debriefed with wine and goodies – a great way to top off a great day.

Contributing authors Bob Walker and Sandra Gore Nielsen

Contributing authors Sandy Kastel and Andrea Chestnut

Contributing author Deborah Clark with Paulette White

Host Rex Nielsen, Jesper Nielsen of Tajine Publishing with contributing author Stephen Philpott

President Ange Milburn, Sandra Gore Nielsen Fan Club

First Reader and featured shopper, Barb Johnston - Sex and the Zen of Shopping

February 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm 2 comments


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