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Sandi Wallace


Sandi is an award-winning crime writer and personal trainer who lives in the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne.

Tell Me Why -  Sandi's debut novel, published by Clan Destine Press - won the 2015 Davitt Readers' Choice, an award voted by the full membership of Sisters in Crime Australia. 

The first in her Rural Crime Files series, featuring investigative writer Georgie Harvey and maverick cop John Franklin, Tell Me Why was also shortlisted for the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Debut Crime.. 

Sandi wrote her first book at the age of six and started inventing songs (in the shower) around then too.

A steady diet, also from an early age, of all types of mysteries led to a grown-up addiction to crime fiction in film and print; and to dreams of becoming a crime writer.

Sandi's short story 'Silk Versus Sierra' won the Best Investigative Prize in the 2013 Scarlet Stiletto Awards; she was longlisted in the 2013 Ned Kelly Awards Sandra Harvey Short Story Award; and was a finalist in the 2012 Cutthroat Journal Rick DeMarinis Short Story Contest.

'Silk Versus Sierra' features in the CDP eBook, Scarlet Stiletto: short stories 2013.

In 2014 Sandi again had success at the Scarlet Stiletto Awards, this time with two stories. Her story 'Ball & Chain' won the ScriptWorks Great Film Idea prize; and 'Losing Heidi' received a Special Commendation.

Sandi also writes a regular health and fitness column.

Stints as banker, paralegal, cabinetmaker, office manager, executive assistant, personal trainer and journalist all provide inspiration and fodder for Sandi’s stories. She's convinced if she hadn’t turned to writing, she would have been a police detective.

Sandi lives in the beautiful Melbourne hills with her husband and furry family.