Sandi Ward writes books about love, family, forgiveness..and cats.

Sandi grew up in Manchester-by-the-sea, MA and now lives on the Jersey Shore with her family. She received her MA in Creative Writing at New York University, where she studied with E.L. Doctorow, and works as a copywriter at an ad agency. Sandi has a big, black rescue cat named Winnie, who is sitting on her lap as she types this and approves of this message.

Her latest novel, titled SOMETHING WORTH SAVING, is available now wherever books are sold. Also available in audiobook.

Her first novel for Kensington Books is titled THE ASTONISHING THING

A third novel, WHAT HOLDS US TOGETHER, will go on sale 12/31/19.

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Young Adult

2018 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards

In this YA Fantasy, a young man from a royal family confronts the changes in his life as he turns 18 and must enter into an arranged marriage.

Read this short story for free

on the Writer’s Digest web site!


Take My Hand

Young Adult / 2019 San Francisco Writer’s Conference Contest


Everything He Wants

Young Adult / 2016 San Francisco Writer’s Conference Contest


2018 Certificate of Excellence Winner / Muse Medallion Winner

Something Worth Saving

Cat Writers Association (CWA)

2017 Certificate of Excellence Winner

The Astonishing Thing

CAPE ANN by Gayle Macklem


Sandi's stories take place on Cape Ann, a peninsula formed by the towns of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-sea, MA.  


Musicals? Les Misérables. Hamilton.

Food and drink? Dark chocolate. Banana bread. Coffee.

TV show? Game of Thrones

Novel? I'll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson. Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout.

Football team? New York Jets

Avenger? Captain America

Poetry? Raymond Carver

Place to read? Under a beach umbrella