Sandra Tayler is a writer of essays, children’s books, speculative fiction, and blog entries. Her picture books and her essay books are on display in the books tab. She has sold stories to anthology markets, including DAW. In February 2009 her blog won an AML award for online writing. Sandra is also the editor and publisher for Schlock Mercenary. She has been running a small creative business as her family’s full-time income for more than twenty years. She does administrative tasks, editing, book keeping, physically shipping thousands of books in a year, book layout and design, and contracting with a printer to get the books made. She wrote the bonus story for the book Force Multiplication and did a large portion of writing for the Planet Mercenary RPG. Schlock Mercenary is written and illustrated by her husband Howard, who shares all the joys and burdens of being self-employed in a creative field.

Here are some of Sandra’s ongoing roles and projects in list format:

Newsletter: One of the best ways to know what all Sandra’s projects are is to subscribe to her newsletter. It goes out once per month and contains a short letter of thoughts, progress updates on projects, and any announcements or appearances: https://emailoctopus.com/lists/1978c760-f9d9-11ea-a3d0-06b4694bee2a/forms/subscribe

Books: Sandra has written picture books, short stories, RPG books, essay books, and she has lots more books she wants to write. You can buy many of them here: https://shop.schlockmercenary.com/collections/by-sandra

Patreon: This is a way for people to provide support if they enjoy the work that Sandra does. https://www.patreon.com/SandraTayler

Co-owner of Tayler Corporation and Hypernode Media: The primary business is a small press specializing in works created by Howard and Sandra Tayler. You can find our books here: https://shop.schlockmercenary.com/

Collaboration: Sandra has a long time collaborator and life partner in Howard Tayler. They have been running a business together since Schlock Mercenary launched in June 2000. Schlock Mercenary is the best known work and can be read for free at https://www.schlockmercenary.com/

Blog: One Cobble doesn’t have a particular topic or theme other than “I was thinking about this” or “I have a story to tell.” If you want blog entries mailed to you, there is a handy sign up form on the right hand side of the page. https://www.onecobble.com/

Consulting: Sandra has a lot of experience running a creator-owned small business that uses crowdfunding. If you’d like to have her look at your business or crowdfunding plan, she loves helping people succeed at their projects. https://www.sandratayler.com/index.php/consulting/

Teaching: Sandra doesn’t have a regular schedule for when or where she teaches. Sometimes it is online sometimes in person at conferences or events. The best way to be alerted is to sign up for Sandra’s newsletter or join her Patreon. If you have an event or group you’d like Sandra to teach to, please contact her and we can make it happen. https://www.sandratayler.com/index.php/contact/

Community Building: Sandra actively runs and builds several Discord communities and communities via Zoom. If you are looking to connect with other creatives and need help doing that, you can contact Sandra.  (Or sign up for my newsletter or Patreon.) https://www.sandratayler.com/index.php/contact/

Event Organization: Sandra is part of the team that runs the Writing Excuses Retreats. http://writingexcusesretreat.com/ She is also the Director of Operations for Teen Author Boot Camp, Tween Author Boot Camp, Lean into Literacy Professional Development Conference, Teen Poetry Society, and Teen Reader’s Choice Awards.  You can read more about all of those things here: https://www.teenauthorbootcamp.com/