Sarah Andrews is a geologist and American author who writes the popular Em Hansen series of books. The character in her book is a geologist and she draws a lot from her real life experiences in writing the books.

Sarah grew up loving the great outdoors and would enjoy wandering through the woods in Maine as a child. Her father was an artist and her mother was a teacher so a love of art and reading was instilled in her at a young age. At Colorado College she would take classes in both creative writing and geology which fueled her two lifelong passions. She wrote Tensleep based on some actual experiencess, drawing from her time working for Amoco. Sarah would marry a fellow geologist and have her first child at the age of 42. After having her child she would leave her job as an environmental geologist and focus on motherhood and writing books.

Publication Order of Em Hansen Series Books

Tensleep(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fall in Denver(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mother Nature(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Only Flesh and Bones(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bone Hunter(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Eye for Gold(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fault Line(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Dust(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Earth Colors(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Dry(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rock Bottom(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valena Walker Books

In Cold Pursuit(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Sarah Andrews Books, You’ll Love…

Tensleep is the first book in the Em Hansen series. The book follows Em as she is working as a geologist on an oil rigging mission in the badlands of Wyoming. When a geologist and a well-worker both die to due to fatal accidents, the unassuming Em starts to suspect foul play. The more she looks into things, the more she realizes who her supervisors really are.

One of the most popular books in the series is Bone Hunter. This books sees Em heading to Utah for a paleontology conference. She soon realizes that the world of high-stakes dinosaur study is more dangerous than she thought when a notorious dinosaur expert ends up dead, stabbed to death by a dinosaur bone. The worlds of dinosaur research and conservative Mormonism collide as Hansen searches for the killer.

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