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Sandra, aka SJ Clarke, is a multiple award-winning author of small town romances, and romantic suspense. With five novels gearing up for release, Sandra is keeping busy. She has also has published over fifty articles as a columnist and regular contributor for a variety of lifestyle and human interest websites.


Sandra is proud to sit on the Board of Directors for The Writers’ Community of Durham Region as President, and attributes this organization and its many generous members for much of her growth and success as a writer. She is also the former Vice-President of The Ontario Writers’ Conference.

awards & accolades

  • Mind Over Matter, winner of the Georgia Romance Writers Published Maggie Award of Excellence contest 

  • Mind Over Matter, finalist, Colorado Romance Writers Best Romantic Suspense 2011 Award of Excellence 

  • Mind Over Matter, 2nd Place, Best First Book, Published Category, 2012 Romance Through The Ages, (RTTA) contest.

  • Mind Over Matter, Top Pick Reviewer's Award, The Romance Review

  • Mind Over Matter, nominated, Best Romantic Suspense of 2011 by The Romance Review

  • The Missing Time, winner, The 2012 Golden Claddagh, Published category 

  • The Missing Time, 3rd, Romantic Suspense category for The 2015 Catherine, TRW

  • Mountain Getaway Honorable Mention, Muskoka Novel Marathon

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