Passionate Writer with an Enthusiastic Fan Base

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Sandy Little grew up in the small town of Medford, Oregon. Her parents owned a restaurant and barbershop in the nearby historic town of Jacksonville. She spent her summers in the coastal town of Crescent City, Ca. not far from where she was born in Arcata.

Sandy’s grandmother was her elementary school teacher and taught her in the first grade. It was Sandy’s grandmother who introduced her to such favorite children’s stories as Thumbelina, The Three Little Pigs, and Little Red Riding Hood. Sandy spent time reading her books and playing in the raspberry patch and flower garden that her grandfather carefully cared for. And it is no doubt that this was the inspiration for Sandy’s first book Montgomery Rabbit.

"Montgomery Rabbit” is a children’s chapter Book and has won the Gold Medal in the Moon Beam Children’s Book Awards, the Silver medal at the Forward Review book awards, as well as The Bronze Medal at the Ippy Awards.

This captivating chapter book has received high praise from teachers, librarians, and reviewers. Sandy’s second book is “My Little Green Umbrella,” a 32-page picture book that is also enjoying five-star reviews and awards. This book from Outskirts Press is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kindle, Target, and many online bookstores.

Sandy’s passion for children’s stories was deepened because of her involvement with the beloved Free Willy films. Sandy’s son Jason James Richter played the lead role of Jesse in the famous films, and Sandy managed Jason’s Hollywood career for many years.

Sandy is married to film director Dwight Little, and together they have one son Jackson Little. They also have a production company that has produced two recent films, “Last Rampage” and “Natty Knocks.”

Her latest book project include a charming, funny, children's book entitled "Ghost Writer."  Also, a Young Adult romance that takes place in the past, entitled  “Summer Lies and Blackberry Pies." This will be Sandy’s first novel.

Sandy Lives in southern California with her husband, three sons and her very cute pug Dexter.

The Mom’s Choice Awards Names My Little Green Umbrella Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products (or service)

The Moms Choice Awards is honored to announce that My Little Green Umbrella has earned the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award®. Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, My Little Green Umbrella is deemed to be among the best products/services for families.

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Los Angeles Cal. The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named your book My Little Green Umbrella as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

"We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval,” says Author Sandy Little “We know all the great things the MCA does to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

"Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”

With the evaluation now complete,
the testing samples of Book /My Little Green Umbrella will be donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and nonprofit organizations.

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Information about My Little Green Umbrella and where to purchase it can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Independent Publisher Book Award 2016
Recipient of the prestigious mom's choice award

About the Mom’s Choice Awards®

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries.

Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families.

Learn more about the Mom's Choice Awards by visiting their website:


Sandy Little Author page
Sandy Little Author page
Sandy Little Author page