Sandra Tooley is an award-winning author of 17 mystery novels. Library Journal calls her series, “An exciting mix of police procedure, spiritual intuition,’ creeping suspense, and page-turning narrative.”
A former administrative assistant, sales assistant, seminar coordinator, car salesman, casino dealer, and media merchandiser, her imagination was one way to rein in her restlessness. She started out young, creating story ideas for her favorite television shows. The first mystery book she read was a Nancy Drew. But one day her cousin dropped a Stephen King book in her lap and she has been sitting on the proverbial genre fence ever since.
Her Sam Casey Series features a detective who can hear the dead speak. Her Chase Dagger Series (written as Lee Driver)blends mystery with an element of fantasy, sometimes horror and sci-fi. Chase Dagger has a dark past and a partner who can shift into a hawk or a wolf.
The Skull, her book for ages 11 to 111, is a traditional Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys-type mystery. Being a fan of all of the CSI programs, Sandy gave each of the teens a talent in forensics. The Skull won the Ida Chittum Award for best YA mystery.
Her cross-genre mysteries have won a number of awards: Independent Publishers, Readers Choice, ForeWord Magazine, and a finalist for a Derringer Award for best short story.
These titles have been re-produced in large print, audio book, all e-book formats, as well as mass market paperback.