Even pre-history has a history. And thanks to the skillful world building found in the writings of Sandra Saidak, these long-untold tales are now being revealed.
In her novels, Daughter of the Goddess Lands and Shadow of the Horsemen, Saidak transports us to the Asian Steppes of the early Bronze Age, bringing us a tale of clashing cultures and ancient wisdom. The series’ protagonist, Kalie, finds herself in a conflict with the highest of stakes, trapped between two cultures, desperately trying to find a way to keep one world from destroying the other. In these richly detailed novels, heroism, sacrifice and compassion war with cruelty, deception and betrayal. And sometimes, this all happens before breakfast.
I’ve been fortunate to be a witness to this elegant tapestry. And even more fortunate to having seen much of it from Sandy’s couch (which might be the most comfortable known to humanity). On a glorious summer afternoon in July, we were able to cover these topics and many more. From the wind-swept plains of prehistoric Asia to the bridge of Captain Kirk’s Enterprise, we left no stone unturned. Which, of course, is only fitting.
But, now’s the time to listen for yourself…..
Intro, Influences, Kalie’s Journey:
The Female Hero, Original Trek, Saving M.A.S.H.:
Shadow of the Horsemen, Finding your dashboard, Trek Rumors:
From the Author’s Website:
Sandra Saidak graduated San Francisco State University in 1985 with a B.A. in English. She is a high school English teacher by day, author by night. Her hobbies include reading, folk music, attending SF conventions, researching prehistory, and maintaining an active fantasy life (but warns that this last one could lead to dangerous habits such as writing). Sandra lives in San Jose, CA with her husband Tom, daughters Heather and Melissa, and cats, Cocu and Oreo. Her first novel, Daughter of the Goddess Lands was published in November, 2011, follwed by her second novel, Shadow of the Horsemen in July 2012.
Contact Sandra @ http://sandrasaidak.com/