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Meet Ginger
When she was 12 years old, Ginger won her first writing contest with a short story about her puppy. Encouraged by winning a pen set, she decided to become a writer. This decision led her to take journalism and creative writing classes in college. Her personal essays, short stories, and articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. She also did a stint as a writer and copy editor of Federal Aviation Administration handbooks.

When she won Best In Show and First Place Historical Romance Category in the 2001 Authorlink New Author Contest, she thought she had it made. After all, she accidentally found out the final judge was Tom Clancy’s editor. On the other hand, since she wrote historical romance, she did wonder if the editor had his secretary judge the manuscripts.

Ginger had five novels published traditionally before taking the independent path and establishing Saderra Publishing. She couldn’t decide on a name until she accidentally slurred her dogs’ names, Sadie and Sierra. Bingo! Saderra it was.

After a vagabond life as a Navy brat and then Army wife, Ginger located in southeast Alabama in a small town with her husband and various rescued pets. Recently, her husband and daughter dragged her kicking and screaming to north Alabama to live in a major metropolitan area. Fortunately, she took her computer with her.

Fun fact: When Ginger was in second grade and living on the island of Malta, she attended the British Royal Naval School. The Brits really stressed reading and writing and her first short story was published in a school year book. Thus, she became an internationally published author at the age of 7 with her short story, "The Flying Tea Tray."

Six More Things About Me

  • Motto: "It's not hoarding if it's books"
  • Adopter of rescued dogs
  • U.S. Navy daughter
  • U.S. Army wife
  • U.S. Coast Guard mom
  • Practitioner of Tai Chi