Author Talk: Mystery Writer Sandy Nork    | Compendium

Mysterious events are happening at the State Library of Pennsylvania! Join Sandy Nork as she discusses her latest novel Flood Risk at a virtual event for the State Library of Pennsylvania. 

Date: September 8, 2021
Time: 12 noon to 1:00 pm 

This is a headshot of Sandy Nork.

Sandy Nork

Pennsylvania self published author Sandy Nork will discuss the origin and subjects in her Risk mystery series, and how and why self-publishing worked for her! Sandy Nork is an author, librarian, coffee aficionado, baker, and collector of small toys with a life of their own. She lives with her musician husband, Bill, along with his multitude of stringed instruments, in South-Central Pennsylvania. You can find her on Facebook and Goodreads as Sandy Nork, on Instagram as novelgal, and on Twitter as @novelgal. Her website is

About the books:

Forty-year-old Japanese-American Valerie Sloan is an insurance investigator who works for her old friend and past partner Harry Zimmer. Her current partner, Rocky Russo, is a Philadelphia girl with a penchant for 80s music and speaking out of turn. Valerie and Rocky team up to find valuable musical instruments that have gone missing in this crime family mystery series.

Special Risk, Book 1, takes Valerie and Rocky on a hunt for a missing guitar in their Philadelphia home. During their search, Valerie discovers her connection to a crime family and what she is willing to do for successthis is the cover of the book Special Risk.

Flood Risk, Book 2, finds Valerie and Rocky in Nashville, Tennessee, searching for a mandolin. While there, Valerie learns some valuable lessons about honor and loyalty. Just as there is a benefit to having connections, there is also a price to pay.

Future books will include a visit to Hawaii and another to Las Vegas. Instruments go missing everywhere and Valerie and Rocky are on the job, looking for them. 

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