Before writing her first book, Sally was a designer and business owner. Her middle grade fiction book, THE BORING DAYS AND AWESOME NIGHTS OF ROY WINKLESTEEN, is now available in paperback and ebook. CLICK HERE to purchase. For more information about Sally please visit her website at



According to nightlifer Roy Winklesteen, daylifers have no idea what they’re missing. So, when a 2 a.m. glance out his bedroom window reveals a neighbor is hiding a secret of mythic proportions, Roy’s summer break looks a lot more exciting. Seeking a cure for being the most ignored kid in all of fifth grade, he knows an awesome adventure will surely get him noticed in middle school.

Roy watches and waits for the perfect time to move in for a closer look at the mysterious man who lives one street over. His spy mission doesn’t go as planned. Still, Roy manages to gain access into the neighbor’s world—where mind-blowing inventions are more common than furniture and fighting crime involves transforming criminals into bumbling fools smothered in questionable goo. Every night with the neighbor brings Roy one step closer to the most daring adventure of his life. But even if he survives, he can never tell anyone about it.

“The Boring Days and Awesome Nights of Roy Winklesteen mixes fun with adventure and mystery. Roy and Bart have a soulful connection . . . The book shows how friends can be of any age. I hope that Roy will continue having more adventures.” — Zayd, Age 10, Kids’ BookBuzz