Sandra Sperling was born in Nevada and began her creative life in Minnesota, where, as a child, she wrote a short story and an even shorter play. She eventually attempted a horror novel, but it didn't horrify. Her mother, while reading the manuscript, began to laugh helplessly and leaned against a door for support, sliding to the floor like a piece of cooked spaghetti. Deciding she was a failure as a writer, Sandy switched to painting. The pull to write was too strong to resist so while still in Minnesota, she again began to write, publishing some short stories and advancing to novels.
Sandy lives in Kentucky with her husband, where she enjoys taking nature walks, refinishing old furniture and reading. Another of her interests is costuming French dolls from the 1880's.
The Beginner's Guide to Spouse Removal
When Merry Mitchell discovers that her husband is hiding assets in preparation to dumping her for a younger woman, she is filled with hurt and rage.
She considers immediate divorce, but the memory of her impoverished youth prevents her from acting on it, realizing she won't have enough money to continue her hard-earned life style. She decides, instead, that her husband must die.
With the sophisticated methods of crime detection in current use, she struggles to conceive of a method, both undetectable and supposedly accidental. And, to assuage her troublesome conscience, each attempt much give him a sporting chance of survival.
So. . . how to do it?
Many of Ann's life-changing events occured at the old Selden River bridge. There, she found her first best friend, Gina, smoked her first cigarette, witnessed a full-immersion baptism and met Shelly, who became her archenemy. Her betrayal causes Ann to become ultra-cautious about forming relationships, which is in strong discord with her forgiving nature. Knowing her time to have children is running out, she returns to Selden at the time of spring snowmelt, determined to resolve the conflict and to straighten the twists her ribbon of life has taken. What she discovers is dark; it's deadlier than anything she ever imagined.