The author was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota but educated in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. She has written plays, television shows, history courses, and four novels. A traveler for many years, she has worked in Ethiopia, England, and the Middle East as well as the United States and Canada. In her fiction, she enjoys visiting places she knows but peopling them with characters she doesn’t know—or even like—until the story reveals them. That becomes as interesting as any journey she might take.
In this novel, the author turns to exploring how a family interacts as they’re facing a change. This family is leaving a home, a city they knew well and are separating. They are excited about their individual futures but know that they will no longer be as close as a family.
Family Fireworks is the author’s fifth novel and the first published under her full name, Sandra Elizabeth Redmond. Other fiction books can be found under S.E. Redmond or Alexandra Hayes.