The Girl That Dreamed

I’ve been thinking about “Dream Catchers” lately… about the music I listened to at that time, the inspiration I felt, the thirst for writing those characters and situations.  There was such a NEED for me to write it.  Like taking a breath of air, it was vital to who I was–or maybe who I was becoming.
I KNEW “Dream Catchers” would always be special.  While I think “The Watch Dog” and “Indigo Waters” were written in a more mature, complex literary voice, “Dream Catchers” was a pure labor of love.
That book and those characters represented the fight I endured to stay true to myself, to believe and hope… when I was told not to.  I wrote with such fervor and well after the book was finished, I felt utter joy about sending it off into the world.
It wound up being my most popular book, but now that I am pondering getting an agent and traditional publisher… the question that perplexes me is: do I pitch “Dream Catchers” or something new?
While “Dream Catchers” is definitely marketable, I fear what will happen to it… will it be changed so drastically that I won’t recognize my characters or plot? I don’t know if I can handle seeing Haley and Jordan go through that.
If any of you fellow authors out there have any input, I would love to hear it.  If any fans of the “Dream Catchers” series have any thoughts, please share them in the comments!


  • Sandy Lo

    Sandy Lo’s personal story is inspiring. She started, StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Recently, she has been seeing some tremendous momentum in book sales on Kindle. She has been included on the “50 Writers You Should Be Reading” list by The Authors Show, and “Dream Catchers”, “Breaking The Moon” and “Indigo Waters” reached the Top 100 Best Selling Coming of Age novels in Amazon’s Kindle Store. What makes this even more unique, is that Sandy relocated from NY to Nashville in order to write “The Watch Dog,” which is set in a fictional town outside of Music City. “The Watch Dog” reached the Top 10 Ghost Stories on Amazon. Aside from her writing projects, Sandy is also a freelance digital strategist.