SANDRA LEIGH/ S.L. THORNE
I am an author, an artist and all around crafty person. I created Thornewood Studios as an outlet for some of that, to provide a showcase and market for selling my work, but also as an outlet for others that can be brought in under its wings. At the moment, it's just me, but soon I hope to have others here as well.
Because I am all these things, and so ADHD that even my Muse is ADHD, I flit from one art-form to another. Like DaVinci, I have many interests. Some of them I even do well.
I've told stories since I could talk, and played with various art mediums over the years. About the only thing I haven't dabbled in yet is oils and hard medium sculpture. I even sew, (though I have no interest in doing that professionally).
My inspirations come from all around me, from a vivid fantasy life, and some of my art even stems from my RPG and LARP hobbies. (Ask me sometime about the character that started my Ta Moko Menagerie, just make sure you actually have the time!)
At the moment I have 6 published novels: four published with Double Dragon Publications on four very different subjects, and two fantasy novels published through KDP and I am currently working on more of the Griffon’s Rest series, a vampire trilogy, as well as a YA novel, and revamping an old Western of mine. I also have my Ta Moko Menagerie series on canvas; my 'Stained Glass Nouveau' (which are painted not on glass, just in that style); various wood-burning: plaques, boxes, and crosses in both the Celtic and Maori styles and a few 'other'; my block print banners; and my car catchers.
With Double Dragon closing its doors, we are moving to Fiction4all.com. The process of transfer is slow, but we are hoping for good things to come with the new publisher. Also, due to two other authors publishing under my actual name, I will be changing to the pseudonym S.L. Thorne. Basically my initials and an invented surname. It was not easy to come to this decision, but my actual surname is way too common to make me easier to find. Content remains the same.