Sandy Gingras is the author and illustrator of twenty-five gift books. She also wrote a mystery novel, SWAMPED, and won the Crime Writers Association’s Debut Dagger Award in 2012. Her poetry and memoir pieces have been published in many journals. She designs stationery and gift products for several companies and owns two retail stores. She lives with her husband, son and Golden Retriever on an island six miles out to sea off the coast of New Jersey.
Not Even Close To What She Planned On was awarded Honorable mention for the New England Poetry Club 2016 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize, judged by Kyle Potvin.
Advance praise for Not Even Close To What She Planned On:
“Sandy Gingras is perhaps the most delightful poet I know who isn’t yet famous. This book is perhaps the book that will spring her into the maybe world of recognition. I’ve known her and her work for over twenty years. Perhaps, I thought, she couldn’t get any better. She has. No maybes about it. You’ll need to read the book in order to understand the nature of my praise.”
— Stephen Dunn