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Biography

Sandi Parsons is at heart a Book Nerd. A children’s librarian/Book Warrior by day, she sings along to Cyndi Lauper songs (rather badly) while posting pictures of her disgracefully behaved blue heeler, Pepsi Parsons, in her free time.

Sandi considers her guardianship of gifted lungs one of her many victories in her on-going battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

She lives in Western Australia with her husband and a ‘To Be Read’ pile of books so high that they frequently threaten to cause a book-a-launch.


Longer Biography & Quick Facts

Sandi Parsons is at heart a Book Nerd. A children’s librarian/Book Warrior by day, she sings along to Cyndi Lauper songs (rather badly) while posting pictures of her disgracefully behaved blue heeler, Pepsi Parsons, in her free time.

Sandi considers her guardianship of gifted lungs one of her many victories in her on-going battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Sandi was 38 when she underwent a double lung transplant. She is a passionate advocate for both Cystic Fibrosis and Organ Donation. Her first book, published in 2012, The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses (under the name Sandi Bowie) was created to help educate and raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. Jeremy’s character was loosely based on her son Jarryn, who also liked to sneak and spy and often ended up with only half the story.

She lives in Western Australia with her husband and a ‘To Be Read’ pile of books so high that they frequently threaten to cause a book-a-launch.

  • “Pepsi the Problem Puppy”, is based on the naughty shenanigans of her dog, Pepsi Parsons – Canine Story Advisor.  You can read more about Pepsi here.
  • Sandi is writing a fantasy trilogy for young adults with her son, Jarryn.
  • Sandi is a member of SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.
  • Sandi had a life-saving double lung transplant on Sixty-Five Roses Day in May, 2011
  • The scene in The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses, where Jeremy peeks through the window is based on a real-life situation.
  • The character of Jeremy in The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses is loosely based upon her son, Jarryn.

 

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Sandi Parsons 2017

With Pepsi July 2017

With Pepsi July 2017

Sandi Parsons 2016

With her son, Jarryn in 2011 – two months before her double lung transplant.

Nebuliser Treatment, 1975

Covers

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Pepsi the Problem Puppy by Sandi Parsons, illustrations by Aśka

9780987615701

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Pepsi the Problem Puppy by Sandi Parsons, illustrations by Aśka

9780987615701

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Writing the Dream Anthology

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The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses by Sandi Bowie & S.J. Hutton

9780646557250

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The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses

9780646938837

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Sandi’s Bibliography

        • Pepsi the Problem Puppy (illustrated by Aśka — with helpful Canine Story Advice from Pepsi Parsons)
          Faraway Nearby Ink
          July 2017 / Paperback / 9780987615701

      (writing as Sandi Bowie)

        • The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses (illustrated by S.J. Hutton)
          Cystic Fibrosis Association of Western Australia
          December 2012 / Paperback / 9780646557250
          May 2015 / eBook / 9780646938837
        • Breathing Life into a Dream / Writing the Dream Anthology
          Serenity Press
          November 2016 / paperback / 9780994633736
          November 2016/eBook / 9780994633743