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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sandra L. Tatara  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction




Illinois Connection

The author lives in Crete, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sandra Tatara is a busy author. When not writing, she cares for her 5-acre mini-ranch, working her horses in poles and barrel routines and trail riding. Committed to the care and guidance of others, she volunteers for Hospice and in the church nursery. She is on the Technical Arts/Design Team at her church, as well as an enthusiastic member of the Stitchers Group crocheting scarves for orphanages, afghans for at-risk babies, and the Card Connection, making greeting cards sent by the church. Sandra has been the office manager of a landscape firm for the past ten years and recently joined the local Women s Club, which sponsors an annual Garden Walk and provides philanthropic services to the community such as scholarships and gift boxes to overseas servicemen.

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Titles At Your Library

Remember Me (Five Star Expressions)
ISBN: 1594145822

Five Star. 2007

Book by Sandra L. Tatara

ISBN: 1590806395

Echelon Press Publishing. 2009

George Remington is six months shy of early retirement as chief of police in a small, Midwest town. He and his wife are looking forward to having more time to spend with their grown daughter, a divorced single mother, and their eight-year-granddaughter. Too bad you don't always get what you want. Annie Johnson is just the crazy old woman who lives down the lane, but Chief Remington has a soft spot for the woman who has the gift of sight. Not everyone believes in Annie's gift, but George knows from experience to take Annie's visions seriously. But this time Annie's visions are personal for George and that's not good at all. There's a stranger in town causing trouble, George's daughter has a new man in her life, and a wicked storm is brewing in the air. Considering all the angles, George thinks back to a case earlier in his career when he played a key role in the apprehension and arrest of a local man who robbed a grocery store and killed the store owner. A few years into his prison sentence, the man's wife died, leaving their ten-year-old son to bounce through the foster care system. Now, years later, George can't help but wonder if that case might be coming back to torment him and his family, but something just isn't right. Is the stranger linked to George's past or simply a man who came upon some bad luck on the road while traveling, as he claims. Either way, Chief Remington knows he has to do something fast or it could cost him those he loves most dearly.