Sandy Hall

New Jersey


Sandy Hall is the author of A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SIGNS POINT TO YES, BEEN HERE ALL ALONG, and A PROM TO REMEMBER. She has a master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. After spending several years as a teen library, she decided to try writing books instead of just reading them. It worked out pretty well. When she isn't writing, she enjoys Netflix marathons, Broadway shows, taking long scrolls through Tumblr, and living in New Jersey.

Favorite Books

All time faves include Anne of Green Gables, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Homecoming, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Summer Sisters. More recent additions to the list are The Hating Game, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, and Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Favorite Quotes

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.”

Favorite Genres

Sandy Hall's Manuscripts

Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Getting Unstuck

During Q&As at book events and school visits, people always ask about writer’s block. Or about plot issues, or writing through difficult scenes, or learning to finish. But when you think about it, all of these questions lead back to a central issue: how to get unstuck.There are times when I get so mired down in the whole idea of … Read More


The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate, Sandy Hall, writing, Advice
Monday, June 17th, 2019

Swoon Author Sandy Hall's Editing Update: Letting Go

Jennifer Honeybourn and I have been writing an email chain back and forth to each other with the subject “Hello. I’m stressed out” for a while now. It started with an email about finishing a third round of edits for The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate.In that initial email, I wrote “THIS BOOK ISN'T READY FOR COPYEDITS. I'M NOT … Read More


The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate, Sandy Hall, writing, editing update
Monday, April 15th, 2019

Swoon Author Sandy Hall's First Draft Report: Third Time's the Charm

I’m not going to lie to you, I love first drafts. I have a ton of ideas and I could probably write a first draft every month of the year if I had the time, and the focus. These first drafts would be terrible and I would never let anyone read them and they would just flounder on my computer … Read More


first draft report, writing, Sandy Hall, The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate
Monday, October 8th, 2018


I feel like 75% of the time when I write a blog post for Swoon, it starts off with a confession. This one is no different.Confession: Writing a follow up book after A Prom to Remember was harder than I expected.I loved Prom. I loved the characters. I loved the story. I didn’t feel done with them. Instead of listening … Read More


A Prom to Remember, A Little Something Different, Sign Point to Yes, The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate, Sandy Hall, news, new book, Been Here All Along

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