The city of Tyler rolled out the red carpet this week for Sandra Brown, author of more than fifty New York Times Bestsellers. Sandra and her husband Michael began their television careers at KLTV Channel 7 in the 70's. Both their children, Rachael and Ryan, were born in Tyler.
The Browns moved to Dallas in 1980 when Michael began anchoring the Channel 7 News and Sandra appeared on the station's PM Magazine. Sandra says being fired from the Magazine kicked off her writing career. She now has seventy million copies of her books in print worldwide and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.
While Sandra lived in Tyler she often appeared in Tyler Civic Theatre productions. Her "Meet Sandra Brown" appearances Thursday at the Tyler Civic Theatre pulled in packed houses. Proceeds from the appearances and book signings will be used for the much needed Tyler Civic Theatre expansion.
Sandra and Michael Brown live in Arlington, Texas.