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Name  Sandra Dallas
Role  Author
Education  University of Denver

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Awards  Spur Award for Best Western Novel
Books  The Persian Pickle Club, True Sisters, The diary of Mattie Spenser, Prayers for Sale, Alice's tulips

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Sandra Dallas is an award-winning American author of 13 adult novels, 2 children's novels, and 7 non-fiction books. Previously, she was an ex-reporter and bureau chief for BusinessWeek magazine for the Denver region.


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Author Talk - Sandra Dallas


Dallas received a degree in journalism from the University of Denver. She was a reporter for BusinessWeek for 25 years and was the magazine's first female bureau chief. She began writing in the 1970s during her time as a reporter. She lives in Denver with her husband Bob and has two grown daughters.

Awards & praise

  • New York Times best-seller list for Prayers for Sale and True Sisters
  • Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Award for The Quilt that Walked to Golden
  • National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Sacred Paint
  • "A quintessential American voice" - Jane Smiley, Vogue
  • Novels

  • The Last Midwife (2015)
  • A Quilt for Christmas (October 2014)
  • Fallen Women (October 2013)
  • True Sisters (April 2012)
  • The Bride's House (May 2011)
  • Whiter Than Snow (2010)
  • Prayers for Sale (2009)
  • New Mercies (2006)
  • Tallgrass (2008)
  • The Chili Queen (2003)
  • Alice's Tulips (2001)
  • The Diary of Mattie Spenser (1998)
  • The Persian Pickle Club (1995)
  • Buster Midnight's Cafe (1990)
  • Children's Novels Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky (September 2014)

  • The Quilt Walk (September 2012)
  • Non-Fiction

  • The Quilt That Walked to Golden (2007)
  • Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps (1988)
  • Colorado's Homes (1986)
  • Gaslights and Gingerbread (1986)
  • Sacred Paint: Ned Jacob (1979)
  • Yesterday's Denver (1974)
  • Cherry Creek Gothic - Victorian Architecture in Denver (1971)
  • References

    Sandra Dallas Wikipedia