About Sandra Merville Hart


Award-winning and Amazon bestselling author Sandra Merville Hart is Assistant Editor for DevoKids.com where she contributes many historical articles. She has also served as Assistant Editor on The Barn Door Book Loft blog, http://www.barndoorbookloft.net.

She serves as column writer for “History in the Making” at the popular and growing site, http://www.AlmostanAuthor.com, a site on The 100 Best Websites for Writers 2018.


Her debut book, A Stranger On My Land, IRCA Finalist 2015 and Christian Small Publishing Book of the Year 2016 Finalist, is the first book in a Civil War Romance series published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.


Her second novel in this series,  A Rebel in My House, 2018 Illumination Silver Award, is a Civil War romance set in Gettysburg at the time of the famous Pennsylvania battle. 




Her third Civil War romance, A Musket in My Hands, follows two sisters as they disguise themselves as soldiers and join the men they love in the Confederate army—just in time for the war to grow progressively difficult for Southern soldiers. Tough marches lead them to the Battle of Franklin. How can anyone survive? This novel releases on November 30, 2018—the anniversary date of the Battle of Franklin!





Sandra recently attended 2018 Christian Communicators Conference. What a blessing to join other amazing, talented women in this excellent training! Contact Sandra to teach at writers conferences.


Sandra has written for several publications and blogs including: The Secret Place, Harpstring, Splickety Magazine, Pockets Magazine, Common Ground, Afictionado, DevoKids.com, and ChristianDevotions.us. A finalist in the 2011 Hamilton Writers Guild Fiction Contest, she is president of a Word Weavers online critique group and past member of another Word Weaver group. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers , ACFW Ohio, ACFW Ohio Valley, and Queen City Writers Club.

Sandra loves to find unusual facts in her historical research to use in her stories. She travels to her book’s location whenever possible. Visiting local museums, shops, and restaurants greatly add to her understanding, enriching her stories. She drags her husband along on her adventures. Thankfully, he also enjoys these fact-finding missions!

Books Sandra has contributed to: Faith & Finances: In God We Trust, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 2010
Jesus Encounters, a Jim Bell/Bethany House book, 2015
Spoken Moments, Grace Publishing, 2015
Stupid Moments, Grace Publishing, 2016

Editor Tasks:
Assistant Editor at DevoKids
Past Assistant Editor at The Barn Door Book Loft

Speaking Credits:

Led/Spoken at Book Clubs

Led sessions at Women’s Retreats

Led sessions at local writers group

Participated in an Author Panel for Historical Authors

Presented workshops at writers group

Presented devotions on multiple occasions including a writers conference

Led workshops at Women’s Retreat

In addition to her blog, Historical Nibbles, you can find Sandra at:
Contributing column writer for Almost an Author – History in the Making
Sandra’s Goodreads page


2 thoughts on “About Sandra Merville Hart

    • Glenn, Thanks for the review for my clean Civil War romance! Authors always appreciate reviews. My next novel, A Rebel in My House, releases in July. This new novel takes place during the Battle of Gettysburg. I hope you will enjoy that one as well.


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