Sandy Jacobsen

Sandy Jacobsen writes mystery novels. She has always been drawn to mysteries, whether on film or the written word. She finds herself consumed by the stories her mind creates and has branched out to an unknown territory, from writing corporate business letters to penning down intriguing, eloquent, and enigmatic mystery novels that are absolute page-turners.


Sandy Jacobsen grew up in Salem, Oregon, with her two brothers. As a teenager, she trained and showed horses. She spent fifteen years of her life dedicated to the western discipline, twenty-five years training and showing three-day event horses, and fourteen years training and showing in dressage with her two dear horses Picasso and Monterey. Her horses have won a lifetime of championships and awards, culminating with the USDF gold medal in dressage.


Sandy Jacobsen has been involved in rescuing horses and dogs. She once went to a slaughterhouse and rescued a horse from the kill pen. Another horse she rescued was a thoroughbred taken off a kill truck headed to Mexico for slaughter. She retrained those horses and sold them to loving families. Most of her dogs have been obtained from rescue organizations and dog pounds. Since childhood, she has lived an eventful and interesting life, and her empathetic nature stems from her love for living things.

She currently lives in Sequim, Washington, with her dog, Poppy, Picasso, her horse, and two goats – Spreckles and Rusty.


Jacobsen has been published several times in the magazine, Dressage Today. The last article published by her was in May of 2016 about her journey of earning a gold medal in dressage as a senior rider. She also composed an article about the retirement of her multiple champion three-day event horse in the Oregon Dressage Society August 1999 newsletter.


Her careers have been greatly varied, from corporate positions, owning and operating a cookie company in Hawaii, to owning and operating an equestrian center in Bend, Oregon. Her last occupation was owning and managing an eight-plex apartment building. Her experiences have given her a vast insight into human nature which has greatly helped her in composing mystery novels.

Another passion of hers has been fine arts. Her house is literally a gallery of the oil and watercolor paintings she has created. The girl on the cover of the novel, This Is Who I Am, is one of her original watercolor paintings.

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