Sandy Butchers was born to Dutch parents as the youngest of two sisters. After having spent most of her childhood in The Netherlands, she developed a hunger for exploration and traveling. Within 5 years, she visited Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Scotland and Portugal, and decided to live in Finland for a little over a year.
All this happened after she published her first novel at the age of 14. A small-town, local publisher picked up her story and fell in love with it, enabling Sandy to join the select company of the youngest authors in the country at the time.
After this, the writing never stopped. While she studied at the Art Academy in Rotterdam, she wrote articles for magazines, short fiction in an artist collaboration collective, and started The Cabinet of Curiosities. Here she presented the stories she wrote along with collectibles and small, handmade statuettes. But her first debut in the international writer's world was with a 100-word drabble in a Fantasia Divinity anthology.
Today, Sandy works as a freelance cover designer for Urano Publishing USA, and regularly takes on commissions for authors. Apart from that, if she is not working on artwork for clients, you can find her working on her all-time biggest project: The Singularian Grimoire Anthologies. Head on over to TheSingularian.net to find out more about her stories and personal artwork.
Did you know...
- Sandy loves to write with the lights off?
- She makes her own artwork for her stories?
- Sandy adores Norse mythology?
- She finds naming her characters the most fun part of writing?
- Sandy has over 47 stories published in both national and international anthologies?