“Every great work of literature illuminates the human condition, fuels thinking on timeless questions, and stimulates the imagination.”
“Timeless Books for Timely Issues,” -- Dr. John Flaherty
“The humanities – far from being mere entertainment or glitter – offer THE pragmatic data for reflection, which in turn nourishes human productivity, innovation, ethics, and character.”
“Humanities: Practical Management Education,”
Dr. Frederick Herzberg, Pace University
These statements are Sandra Gould Ford’s guides as she creates arts experiences that encourage, refresh, enrich creative thinking and inspire.
Sandra’s first novel, Faraday’s Popcorn Factory, was published by St. Martin’s Press. She founded a creative writing program at a 3,000-inmate criminal corrections institution. She developed and published Shooting Star Review, an international literary magazine for ten years and produced two writers conferences.
Sandra earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has received Fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Dow Creativity Center. She has conducted arts workshops through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, Ragdale, Millay, Djerassi, and Hedgebrook.
Sandra Gould Ford builds awareness and appreciation for the human experience with her work.
Faraday's Popcorn Factory
“A hopeful tale of love’s power to heal, to create, and to transform.” –Mosaic Magazine
“Faraday’s Popcorn Factory introduces readers to a vivid small-town world where childhood reminiscences and romantic visions meet.” -- Washington Post
“With this rich novel comes a creation story, a hero’s journal and transformation, and a heroine’s understanding of life and love.” –San Antonio Express
“Elegantly cosmic, Gould’s novel is a meditation on the wonders of being and a declaration of purpose and above all, love.” --John A. Williams, author of Click Song and The Man Who Cried I Am
“Sandra Lee Gould is more than a gifted writer. She’s a griot, a myth maker, a shaper of dreams for the new millennium. In this gorgeously written tale that is both simple and complex, both heartbreaking and hopeful, lies a vision of a world that we need as desperately as we need peace, prosperity, and love.” --Reginald McKnight, author of Moustapha’s Eclipse, I Get On the Bus and White Boys and Other Stories
“Faraday’s Popcorn Factory is an enchanting novel, a book for the new age, for all ages, a gem to be enjoyed.” –Oscar Hijuelos, author of Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love and Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O’Brien