Since graduating with her PhD in Creative Writing from CQUni in 2010, Sandra has had three books published: Sing no sad songs (CUP, NZ, 2011), The Ash the Well and the Bluebell (Makaro Press, NZ, 2019), and Soul Etchings (Retreat West Books UK, 2019).
Her flash fiction and short stories have been widely published in New Zealand and internationally. They have also placed in several awards, including two nominations for Best Microfiction, two nominations for The Pushcart Prize and two for The Best Small Fictions.
Sandra held a Robert Lord Writers Residency in 2020 and used it to complete a new collection of flash fiction. This collection is now awaiting assessment from a publisher.