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A Manhattan-based playwright, performer, and writer, Sandhi Smalls Santini is the author of  SH+AGUAR, The Night Huntress  (Vanguard Press/Pegasus Publishers, Ltd.); and EDISTO ISLAND: Seaside Stories From A Geechee Gal. Born on Edisto Island, South Carolina, USA,  Sandhi (aka Sandra L. Smalls) received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism & Theatre Arts from prestigious Howard University, Washington, DC, with subsequent studies in human rights from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, NYC.  She is a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women; Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA); Harlem Tourism Board; and Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History. Her writings have been published in The Columbia University Newsletter of the Institute of African Studies; Class Magazine; The Charleston Chronicle Newspaper.; and Routes Magazine: A Guide To African American Culture. Sandhi has headlined as a cabaret singer throughout Europe, the USA, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Her original one-woman show, Eartha--From Cotton To Caviar,  inspired by the life and times of the legendary Eartha Kitt, has had numerous return engagements at a variety of Manhattan venues.


 The Night Huntress 


Kitt Kougar, owner of Chelsea Place--Manhattan's swankiest nightclub, is quite comfortable in her bronze skin. Then she learns that,  during an emergency life-saving transfusion, she, unwittingly, became the recipient of enhanced DNA from a rare, melanistic jaguar, transforming her into a super-powerful half-woman, half-jaguar, transgenic being that is far beyond human.

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      My Book Signings
            Book Talks

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This book signing was held at the historic Home To Harlem event venue, located at 246 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), New York, NY 10027, Friday May 19, 2023, 7pm-11pm. Held in conjunction with "The Perfect Night--Karaoke & Kamoni Ice Event" Sponsored by the Harlem Tourism Board.

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5-Star Readers' Reviews

What readers are saying...

"SH+AGUAR is catnip for a lover of sci-fi, with a unique new action shero. Simply a purrfect book  from head to tail..." --Barbara Colin, (Amazon)

"A nouveau book that brings many of life's complex alterations to the forefront of today's realities..." --Hakim Abdul-Ali  (Barnes & Noble)

"Crime and battle scenes depicted by the author are worthy of a Tarantino movie." --SMK , (Amazon)

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A signing of my book for photographer Sandro Frias at "Aesthetic Alchemy", curated by artist Desiree' Conston, at Theater For The New City, NY, NY, April 5, 2023.

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