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Told with empathy and hope, this would be a perfect gift for cat lovers or anyone who enjoys a fresh take on the family drama.
— Booklist
Powerful and smartly written, Ward explores the intricate workings of family life with a compassionate touch and unflinching honesty.
— Lisa Duffy, author of THIS IS HOME
SOMETHING WORTH SAVING covertly, cleverly, perceptively, and earnestly tells the story of a family unit facing drama on all fronts. Intriguing and thought provoking!
— Jenni Walsh, author of SIDE BY SIDE
Lily, the family cat, is an endearing, observant narrator whose perspective cuts to the core, showing the truth through rich, delicately wrought details, which are often fresh and textural. At times heartwarming, at times bittersweet, SOMETHING WORTH SAVING is a delight to savor reading.
— Meghan Masterson, author of THE WARDROBE MISTRESS
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coming in mass market paperback in May 2020!

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The Astonishing Thing

A beautiful and touching look into the intricacies of marriage and family life, all seen through the loving and unique perspective of the family pet.
— Modern Cat
A stunning debut novel about understanding human behavior through the eyes of a cat.
— Fresh Pick for November 2017 at FreshFiction.com
Heartfelt and emotionally touching, Boo’s story opens a window into mental and emotional turmoil, as well as the strength that grows from each.
— RT Book Reviews
This is a truly special book, one that captured my heart from the very first line. THE ASTONISHING THING feels like a bit of a miracle and we all could use a miracle.
— Holly Chamberlin, author of HOME FOR THE SUMMER
A unique and poignant tale of a family’s struggle as witnessed by someone who sees everything...a triumphant debut for Sandi Ward.
— Helen Brown, New York Times bestselling author of CLEO
This charming novel reminds us that love and salvation can come in the most unexpected ways. I suspect all of us will look at our cats differently after reading this book.
— Susan Breen, author of the Maggie Dove mystery series

NEW PROJECTS

I’m currently working on a 4th and 5th book. I hope to be able to tell you more very soon!

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