from long ago

Of courage, strength, and hope

The Drive In 65

The wait is over — you can now purchase my first book at book stores near you!

Why I Write


Do you believe history is alive with amazing insights? Me too. I love the people, the events, the undiscovered stories that carry so much hope! Those are the elements I love to write about. (And I’m guessing you love to read about.) Will you join me?

My writing will take you on a journey that pushes through pain, requires courage, and brings the hope of happiness. I love weaving together stories to inspire our current generation through the triumphs of the past. My hope is that my books will help you discover the past and relive history, giving you a new appreciation for the life you’re living.

In my blogs I focus on fun and excitement. I share traveling escapades that are near and dear to my heart. At the top of the list is Italy, where I have travelled several times. I absolutely love the culture. The food, the architecture of villas, palaces, and cathedrals, and endless historical sites all draw my attention.


Despite different cultures and historical times, we have much in common with people of the past—our human passions and the desire to bring them to life. The sense of belonging and strength we find in family and friends. The weaknesses we must overcome to reach our goals. The characters I write about reflect this.

I invite you to take part in my journey. I love connecting with my readers. And I believe the more this group grows the better writer I will become. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sandra Lynne Reed

What people are saying

“The Drive in 65 delivered a great read. You write with a smooth continuity. On the face of the broader canvas of a country undergoing great upheaval your research revealed not only wide, but deep insight.”

- Eva Stanfield

Author of Little Red Riding Pants Narrow Escape

“The ending is what really makes this book stand out, in showing how this trip came to affect families, the lives of each person who went on the trip, and their futures.”

Laura Vosika

Memoir instructor and author of The Blue Bells Chronicles series of novels.

The Drive in ’65 was honored with a Cascade Award from Oregon Christian Writers for 2019 in the Unpublished Memoir category. Watch for publication in 2020!

I’d love to say hello!