Waiting in Deep

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Every now and then, people get the opportunity to be multiply blessed with talent.

Sandi Morgan Denkers is one of those gals.

She just published her first book, Waiting in Deep, and she has some serious artistic talent.

A South Carolina native, she returned to Spartanburg in 1985 after leaving the Air Force. She is a graphic artist by trade, she is also a fine artist, a lover of words and a lover of all things southern.

You can check out Sandi's website HERE, where books can be purchased at a discount. They are also available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.



2013 ForewordReviews Book of the Year Award finalist!
Waiting in Deep weaves complexity with simplicity, heartache with humor, producing a remarkable story you won’t forget. Waiting in Deep’s vivid imagery and beautifully developed characters and setting, will leave you wanting more. It’s more than a story.

In 1943, Lottie Johnson’s husband and young daughter were tragically killed. Her troubled, estranged cousin, Edgar Dewberry, is the only person who knows exactly what happened and is still trying to forget. In 1972, he returns to Mt. Brayden, South Carolina at the same time the town council wants to buy Lottie’s land for their expansion. In her anger she makes a deal with God: if he will show her, in a practical way, how to love the people she hates, she’ll do it. His answer is in the two acre garden surrounding her. Following his instructions, her life is altered with such magnitude, even the town she once hated, reaps the benefits of her obedience.

Through years of journaling, her endearing relationship with 10-year-old Rebecca, and exasperating relationship with Dovie, her hilarious neighbor, Lottie exchanges her grave clothes for more than she is capable of imagining. Waiting in Deep drops you in the center of southern culture during the 1970s; four unforgettable lives keep you there long after the last page is read.

Some of Sandi's art:













75 comments:

  1. Sandi certainly is a talented lady. I particularly love the snow painting, and it's such a striking book cover for her novel :-)

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    1. Couldn't agree more. That snow one is nice, but the girl in the rain is my favorite.

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  2. Wow, awesome paintings indeed, write like she paints and is sure to be a hit

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  3. Beautiful artwork and the premise of the book sounds like it'd be a heartwarming story. :)

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  4. Oh wow. I really, really love the artwork. Great storyline too for the book.

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  5. gorgeous!!
    my fave is the park with the bridge
    and love the contrasting storyline highs and lows, just like life

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    1. That's true. Life is all about ups and downs...especially in the writing world!

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  6. Sandi is tremendously talented. That snow painting is amazing!

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  7. Sounds like an amazing story! Love the paintings as well, particularly the streetlights in the snow and the little girl. Sandi is very talented!!

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    1. The little girl is my favorite too :)

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    2. Thank you Kristin!
      If you google Andre Kohn, you can see his original painting of the little girl. He's amazing!

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  8. Wow! I'm always jealous of artists. I especially love the last one!

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    1. Me too!! I think it's amazing how some people can create such beauty from brush strokes.

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  9. A very talented woman. Love the paintings. Oh to be that good and publishing a first book too. Congratulations Sandi.

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    1. It is very impressive. I'm pretty good at coloring, but that's about the extent of my artistic ability.

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  10. Amazing work. Thanks SO much for sharing!

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  11. I loved her artwork. You're right about her being multi-talented.

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  12. Sandi is certainly talented. I like the snow one best too, and sounds like an intriguing story too.

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  13. Sandi deserves to do well. All the paintings are wonderful but I especially like the one with the purple road leading under the bridge - a very talented lady.

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    1. That is a pretty one. I can't draw at all, so I am just floored by people who can.

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    2. Thank you Fanny. That's my husband's favorite, too.

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  14. Wow those are gorgeous paintings. I especially love the one of the park. And the book sounds great too. Super cool cover!!

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    1. I need to read the book. I'm certain it will be good.

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  15. Thanks for the review. Sounds like an interesting read.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  16. Elizabeth, thanks for sharing Waiting in Deep with your friends! My novel is actually a finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award. But maybe that's prophetic :D Would be nice!! Thanks again, Sandi

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    1. I'm good at jumping the gun! The caption is corrected. Let me know when you win and I'll change it again :)

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    2. That would be wonderful if you have to change it!!!!

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  17. Love your artwork, Sandi - you certainly are talented! :)

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  18. Gorgeous art! I love the one with park benches. :)

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    1. Thank you Carrie. I painted that one from a picture I found on Pinterest.

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  19. She's definitely very talented. That girl in the rain one is awesome, and that book cover is amazing. They say that most of the time, the cover sells the book, and if that doesn't help sell her book, I don't know what will!

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    1. Thank you! The girl in the rain was originally done by Andre Kohn. I painted this one as a study of his work. He's amazing!

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  20. Congrats to Sandi! The paintings are gorgeous. I love the colors!

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  21. Congrats on the release! That artwork is gorgeous--that first one... wow; I love it!

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  22. Agree. Very talented lady.
    The book sounds great. Congrats. :)

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  23. Sandi has impeccable paintings. my fav is the last one. it's so innocent yet something mischievous. :) hey babe...I heart you too miss liz.

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    1. I heart you too Tammy dearest. The ;ast is my favorite too!! Jinkies.

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  24. Awesome cover and description, and Sandi's art is amazing. It makes me want to pick up a paintbrush again.

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    1. Don't tell me you have that talent too!! I'm so jealous.

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  25. Congrats Sandi on your book. And the art is absolutely beautiful :)

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  26. Greetings humans, Elizabeth and Sandi,

    Wow, that is totally pawesome. A talented writer and the painting are superb. Sandi, you are my latest human celebrity friend :)

    Thank you for bringing this awareness, Elizabeth.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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    1. It's always a treat to have Penny stop by!! Have a treat and a nap in the sun glow in the window.

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  27. Talent, indeed! Goodness, people amaze me. So neat for Sandi... and Liz, you too. You're in that amazing people category. :)

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  28. Congratulations Ladies! Awesome colors! Love it.

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    1. There are some striking colors in these paintings.

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