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Sandra J. Taylor

Born: 1944, in Springfield, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Taylor was born in Springfield but moved to Phoenix, Arizona with her family when she was nine years old. After retiring, she moved back to Springfield, and currently resides in Leland Grove, a village of Springfield.

Biography: Sandra Taylor attended Arizona State University, and Oxford University in England. While living in Los Gatos, California, she worked in high technology as director of marketing for several high tech firms. Working in the high technology, she was tasked with the introduction of the Osborne Computer, which was the first portable computer on the market. She subsequently lead marketing teams for several other computer and data companies including Autodesk in San Rafael, California. Taylor also worked for the State of Illinois for five years in the then named Department of Conservation, where she was responsible for marketing the Illinois state lodges that had been refurbished in the 1980s, as well as newly built lodges.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

Bartholomule's Blessing
ISBN: 164003546X OCLC:


In the days leading up to the crucifixion, a little donkey named Bartholomule is looking for his purpose in life. Too small to be of ordinary service, he finds himself caught up in the ultimate mission, one of selflessness and worthiness. Though we know what will happen in the end, the story brings to life for children everywhere a fresh new feeling of the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us.