- Sandy Benitez writes poetry and fiction. Her latest poetry chapbook, The Lilac City, was published by Origami Poems Project. Sandy's poems have appeared in over 135 print and online literary journals since 2006. She's also authored five poetry chapbooks and has been published in four anthologies.Her first novel, a gothic fantasy, The Rosegiver, was originally published in February 2016. She's always been intrigued by haunted houses, ancient cemeteries, forests, gardens, and abandoned buildings. Sandy currently resides in Southern California with her husband and two children.