Sandi Ault

Mary Higgins Clark Award Winner for WILD INDIGO and Mary Higgins Clark Award Finalist for WILD PENANCE

cover-WILD PENANCESandi Ault is a former journalist and newspaper section editor.  In addition to writing, researching, exploring the Southwest, and teaching her WILD Writing Workshops, she is a Type 2 Fire Information Officer responding locally and nationally to wildfires.  She is the author of four books in the acclaimed WILD mystery series:  WILD INDIGO (winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award and recipient of starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal), WILD INFERNO (finalist for the Willa Award and the Colorado Book Award and named one of the Best Books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal), WILD SORROW (Winner of the WILLA Award for Best Contemporary Fiction, finalist for the Spur Award, and recipient of a starred review from Publishers Weekly), and WILD PENANCE (finalist for both the Spur Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award), all published by Berkley Prime Crime.


Author photo-SandiAult-Demi NeriaPhoto by Dimi Neria © 2009 Fading Sky Photography

"Reviewers and readers will draw parallels between Ault's enlightening, well-researched debut, set in northern New Mexico, and the mysteries of Tony Hillerman, Nevada Barr, and Aimee and David Thurlo; this is fine because she is that good." --Kirkus Reviews

"A writer with a flair for the outdoors, Ault deserves a large following." --Rocky Mountain News