Sandy Hall

New Jersey

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Bio

I'm a teen librarian from New Jersey where I was born and raised. I have a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When I'm not writing, or teen librarian-ing, I enjoy reading, slot machines, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr. A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT is my first novel.

Favorite Books

All time faves include Anne of Green Gables, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Homecoming, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Summer Sisters. More recent additions to the list are The Hating Game, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, and Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Favorite Quotes

It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined.

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Characteristic Serendipity

With November just around the corner, my next project is going to be written during National Novel Writing Month. After my last couple of books I feel like I need to shake up my process a bit and try something new. While I’m a plotter for life, I’m not always very organized when it comes to character building ... Read More

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Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Imposter Syndrome

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I became an author recently. With the publication of my second book on the horizon, it feels like a good time to reflect. It was approximately two years ago when I discovered Swoon Reads and started planning and writing A Little Something Different and I can honestly tell you that I had ... Read More

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Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Book Planning for Pros – The Importance of Office Supplies

It’s October! Which means my second book, Signs Point to Yes, comes out in just a few weeks.  But it also means that it’s time to plan for NaNoWriMo! I like to take some time before I get started with my next plot just to make sure I have all the necessary supplies. I currently have three bins ... Read More

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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Swoon Author Sandy Hall: What’s in a Name? Sometimes Everything!

Here’s a fun fact about Signs Point to Yes, or not really fun per say, but hopefully at least a little bit interesting. Aside from the title, almost nothing is the same from the first draft. Nearly every detail, large and small, was modified in one way or another. There are one or two scenes that made it through ... Read More

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Monday, February 16th, 2015

Announcing the Winning Cover for SIGNS POINT TO YES!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE! I am happy to announce after a thrilling race and a very close tie, the Vignettes cover is the winner for Signs Point to Yes! What’s great about the Vignettes cover is how many facets of the book is represents. I love that all four main characters are there, along with a nod to the road ... Read More

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