Sandra Vasoli grew up in an historic suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. As a child, reading and dreaming in the local library which was based in an early 18th century meetinghouse, she developed an abiding interest in things from long-ago eras: historic houses, antiques, period clothes, and tales from the past.
She earned degrees in biology and English from Villanova University, and then pursued graduate work in organizational development during her career in human resources for large multinational companies. As a result of her work, she honed an ability to observe and read the behaviors of people, which contributes to her poignant character development.
After leaving the corporate world, Vasoli wrote and published her debut novel series, Struck With the Dart of Love: Je Anne Boleyn, and Truth Endures. Uniquely positioned as Anne Boleyn’s memoir, it is the story of the tumultuous relationship between Boleyn and Henry VIII of England. With a deep appreciation for meticulous research, Vasoli was permitted rare access to the Papal Library at the Vatican, to read and study the original love letters penned in the 16th century by Henry VIII to his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She has also done extensive research in the British Library, viewing documents attributed to a mysterious letter purportedly written by Boleyn while she was imprisoned in the Tower before her execution. The result of that research has been published in Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower – A New Assessment.
Vasoli is currently working on her next novel – an historical thriller about a lost Tudor portrait.
Sandra Vasoli lives in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania.