About The Author

Before becoming an author, Sandra CH Smith was a lobbyist for the Arts in Pennsylvania; for years, the organizer of what the New York Times called, ''the world's largest block party'', a fundraiser for The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia; manager of world-renowned philanthropist and Arts patron Jack Wolgin's art collection; renovator of historic properties; art school model; French teacher; stage actor in Philadelphia and Santa Cruz; self-taught journalist; and for 26 years, proprietor of her own five-star B&B inn in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, among many other careers. She studied Foreign Affairs and International Economics at George Washington University and has a Master's degree in French Studies from L’Université de Grenoble, France.

Sandra CH Smith, Wordsmith
Sandra in her Springfield (MO)Regional Arts Commission office with President Joe Biden (then VP).


Sandra CH Smith has adventure in her DNA. She is the author of Out of the Fog! A Story of Survival, Faith and Courage, a memoir of how marital discord, alcoholism and recovery led to a mostly solo seven-year sailing adventure in the Pacific. Sandra taught herself to sail, and from San Francisco to the Polynesian Triangle somewhere near Easter Island, she navigated using only a compass, a chart and a prayer. Her spiritual odyssey rooted her in an unshakeable fearlessness and a new joy-filled life.

Sandra lives in Arizona's High Sonoran Desert with her husband Carl Rohne (also an author) and their senior one-eyed little rescue doggy, Albert. When Sandra's not working on a new book or performing in a theatrical production, she spends her days concocting exotic recipes and her nights stargazing.