A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

ABOUT Samie Sands

Samie Sands
Samie Sands is a 28 year old freelance graphic designer who has recently decided to follow her lifelong dream and use her creativity in a new way by writing. Lockdown is her debut published novel. She has had a number of short stories included in successful anthologies.


It started with a writing challenge - 1,000 words based on a random image. 18 authors took on the task all in aid of PKDcharity.org.uk and here are the results! From demons to lost loves, from unsolved mysteries to spooky supernatural happenings read what came out of the imaginations of Jaclyn Ann Lee, Lila L. Pinord, Rob Shepherd, Andy Lockwood, L.H. Davis, James Bryant, Anthony V. Pugliese, Kevin S. Hall, Rick Eddy, Max E. Stone, Dave J. Suscheck Jr., Vered Ehsani, J. Cornell Michel, Michele Jones, Lizzie Wachter, Linda Jenkinson, Kally Jo Surbeck and Samie Sands. Never will you find such an eclectic collection of stories in one book, but which such a varying collection of writers, what did you expect? All the pictures that inspired these stories can be found at samiesands.com/pictures. Buying this book will not only entertain and amuse you, it will support a hard working charity and might even lead you to discover your new favourite author!

The book has been written for the PKD charity - one that affects me and my family directly. Every penny made from sales goes to help the fantastic work that they do. The authors who volunteered to write for this anthology, did so on March 12th 2015, World Kidney Day, in the aim of raising awareness as well as money. I hope you enjoy the 1,000 word stories and find some new authors that you'll love :)