Sandra L. Rostirolla
AWARDS for CECILIA: CIBAs Dante Rossetti Award - 1st Place Best in Category Author Academy Award - Winner - Best MG/YA Literary Classics Award - Gold - Best YA/Adventure Literary Classics Award - Silver - Best YA/Fantasy. Eric Hoffer Award - Finalist The Wishing Shelf Award - Finalist Readers Favorite - Five Stars Born in Sydney, Australia, Sandra's talents as a lyricist led her to her now husband, composer Kurt Oldman, who co-wrote and produced her CD, THYME. Realizing that writing, rather than singing, was her passion, Sandra began writing screenplays, making the quarterfinals of the American Screenwriters Association Screenwriting Competition, top 200 of Page International, and top fifteen percent of the Nicholl Fellowship. She wrote and directed the short animation, The Adventures of Gilbert the Goofball, which was runner-up for Best Animation at the Action on Film Festival, and her short story, Lucky Quarter, was a finalist for the Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award. Selected to participate in the Australians in Film Writers Room, Sandra work-shopped the screenplay version of her novel, Cecilia. She remains active with the core Alumni group, which meets monthly to review and critique each other’s work. When she’s not imagining fantastical stories grounded by rules and reasoning, Sandra’s usually renovating something around the house, sneaking away with her husband for a last minute ski-trip, or dealing with the unruly strays that seem to enjoy terrorizing her three cats. Currently working on: - Making Friends With Monsters (YA/Coming of Age) - Cecilia Book 2 & 3 (YA/Fantasy)Read more Read less
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