August 22-25, 2019 | New York City

Sandi Ward

Sandi Ward writes stories about love, family, forgiveness—and cats.

Sandi is the author of The Astonishing Thing (2017), Something Worth Saving (2018), and What Holds Us Together (on sale 12/31/19). Her stories have been described as “a fresh take on the family drama…told with empathy and hope” (Booklist). Sandi’s short story Eighteen won first place in the 2018 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards (Young Adult category).

Sandi received her MA in Creative Writing at New York University, where she studied with E.L. Doctorow. She works as a copywriter at an ad agency, where she often writes about mental health and medical conditions. Sandi lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, two teenagers, dog, and a big black cat named Winnie.

Visit Sandi at, or you can connect with her on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (@sandiwardbooks).