Hi! We’re Sandra Gibbons and Tera Palozola, high school besties and hosts of the upcoming Story Darlings podcast.

Meet Sandra

I’m a 30-something mother to a very curious and imaginative little boy named Vincent, and I hope he inherits my same love for stories and reading. I think I’m on the right track as his favorite part of the day is bedtime when his father and I read his choice of two books. Vincent’s current favorite is Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri.

My upbringing was a blend of cultures and travel. My father served in the military, and my mother hails from the Philippines. And I like to think that my passion for reading and writing is a result of always moving around the country and visiting family overseas. You see, I was painfully shy growing up. Books were a welcome escape from the social pressures I always felt being the “new girl.”

In college, I studied mathematics and psychology, but my truest love has always been creative writing and storytelling. After a string of different careers, I eventually found my way to marketing and I couldn’t be happier. For me, it’s been the perfect balance of creativity and science.

On the Story Darlings blog, we review everything from books to TV shows, to video games, to poetry. We also publish a fun monthly newsletter. If you like giveaways, book reviews, inspiration, and other little nuggets, we’d love for you to sign up.

We leave you with a heavily-debated, but nevermore-truer, quote:

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

Neil Gaiman, Coraline epigraph

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