Radiant Tree Books

Pittsburgh, PA

Through Radiant Tree Books,, and her Fine Art collections at, Sandra Gould Ford [a former steelworker] creates and presents art for healing and high achievement, to lift hearts and spirits, awareness and humanity.

In elementary school, Sandra composed poems, crafted plays and created a graphic novel. She also drew fanciful clothes, attended the Saturday morning art classes at the Carnegie Museum of Art and took her first photographs with a Brownie Bullet camera.

Sandra Gould Ford’s arts career was influenced by Joseph Campbell’s belief that the world needs new myths and by Dr. Frederick Herzberg who said, “The humanities – far from being mere entertainment or glitter – offer THE pragmatic data for reflection.”
This graduate from the University of Pittsburgh’s Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences now enjoys sharing her experiences and creations to encourage, refresh, enrich creative thinking and inspire.

Areas of Expertise

Creative Writing
Teaching Artist

Professional Affiliations


Authors Guild, Active Member status
Greater Pittsburgh Book Festival, Advisory Board
Pennwriters, Published Pen status
Poets and Writers
Science Fiction Writers of America, Active Member status
Writers of Kern


Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, University of Pittsburgh
Associate Degree in Specialized Technology, Photography/Multimedia
Bachelor of Arts, Media Communications, University of Pittsburgh

Books by Radiant Tree Books