Welcome to the Sandra West Prowell Fan Page. We are fans of the writer and would like to share with other fans as well. We will be listing her books, discussing her stories and giving a background of the writer. Since she doesn’t have a website for herself we hope to hear from her in the future to discuss with her fans her works and what she plans in the future.
We have added a bookstore page if you don’t already have her books. Just click here: SWP Bookstore
This essay was submitted by a student of Steve Gardiner, a teacher at Billings Senior High School in Billings, Montana.
“Sandra West Prowell, a fourth-generation Montanan, was born in Helena, Montana. She currently lives in Billings, Montana, with her husband Bruce and her many pets.
In 1989, she co-founded Montana Authors’ Coalition whose main goal is to bring attention to Montana’s professional writers and to Montana’s general contribution to the American Arts. Prowell co-produced the Literary Heritage Map of Montana, initially created and produced ” Montana Books and Authors” program on Billings public access channel. She serves as the liaison for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Private Eye Writers of America.
Her resume includes dog groomer, photographer, licensed practical nurse, radio traffic manager, and full time author. These eccentric jobs may have something to do with her writing.
Everything Prowell writes is based on a personal experience that tells itself on paper. Also influencing her writing are the writings of everything from Dostoyefsky to Chandler to Victoria Holt. To her it is the “magical power of words, how visual they are and their ability to transport and entertain and define everything from the human condition to documenting history, the fact that they have created wars, can insure peace on the planet, and that they educate and inspire,” that inspires her.
She has always wanted to be a writer, from the first book she ever checked out she knew she would someday own a book of her own. She was discouraged however because she believed that only educated people with degrees had the tools to become a writer. Prowell never even went to high school, but she did get her GED when her children were in high school. She wants people to realize that if ” it” is in you and if you want “it” badly enough you can have it.”