Author of the WILD Mystery Series
Sandi Ault is the award-winning author of the WILD Mystery Series, including WILD INDIGO, WILD
INFERNO, WILD SORROW and WILD PENANCE, plus the short story WILD JUSTICE. Ms. Ault 's first novel, WILD INDIGO, debuted to
rousing critical acclaim from the likes of The New York Times and The Washington Post. It sold out of its first printing in less than a week, rocketed to the top of nine
bestsellers lists, earned two starred reviews, and was the first-ever debut novel to be nominated for The Mary Higgins Clark
Award, which it won. Sandi's sophomore outing, WILD INFERNO, also earned two starred reviews, raves from the critics,
and sold out of its first printing in just five days! It won the WILLA Finalist Award from Women Writing the West, was a Colorado
Book Award Finalist, and was named on five Best Books of 2008 Lists, including those of prestigious industry insider publications
Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. The
third in the WILD Mystery Series, WILD SORROW, won a starred review from Publishers Weekly and
was named the winner of the WILLA Award for Best Contemporary Fiction from Women Writing the West. This book also won a SPUR
Finalist Award from the Western Writers of America And the critically acclaimed prequel, WILD PENANCE, was a finalist for
the Watson and the Hillerman Sky Award, and it won the Spur Finalist Award for Best Western Short Novel from Western Writers
of America. WILD JUSTICE, the first stand-alone short story in the WILD Mystery Series, first appeared in Ellery Queen
Mystery Magazine, and is now available as an electronic short story in online bookstores.
Ault serves on the faculty of several writers conferences, including the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference in Santa Fe, the
Northern Colorado Writers Conference in Fort Collins, and the UNM-Gallup Four Corners Writers Conference. She has been featured
in national magazines, nationally-syndicated newspapers, radio and television, and has written for Native Peoples Magazine for
the Santa Fe Indian Market edition on Native American art.
Ault teaches WILD Writing Workshops, and frequently appears as a speaker on the issues of wilderness, wolves, writing, and
many aspects of Indian Country, among other topics. She has served as keynote speaker for the National Endowment for the Arts’
Big Read Program. Ault is a favorite of fans and promoters at conferences and book festivals due to her cowgirl charm and
memorably enjoyable presentations.