Plan Your Next Event With Sally

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Click here for a PDF of Sapphire Promise Questions for your next meeting.


Upcoming Events


March 23, 2023

In writing the memoir of a friend’s girlhood in Java during WWII, author Sally Brandle was challenged by disturbing truths about privilege and oppression, as well as contradictions in historical accounts, depending on the perspective.

Sally will share strategies for encouraging recall of memories and events when writing or ghost-writing a memoir, then recounts the fascinating life of a girl uncomfortable with her mixed-race heritage, caught in the tragedy of wartime in the Pacific Theater. The story raises complex questions of race, privilege, politics, and social justice - questions that are as relevant today as they were during 1930s Dutch colonial rule of Java, Indonesia, and the ensuing Japanese occupation during WWII.


Past Events


History Hour Event

In recognition of Pearl Harbor Day, author Sally Brandle discussed her WWII memoir Sapphire Promise featuring a Dutch-American nurse recounting six years in her life, beginning in 1939 colonial Batavia, Indonesia; through her idyllic, teenaged years of horseback riding with her pet monkey; and how falling in love imploded on December 7, 1941.


4th Annual Readers and Writers Author Event


The Indo Project

The Indo Project featured Sapphire Promise and showcased an interview Iris and Sally.

For Sapphire Promise lovers, The Indo Project link to their story is located on the website here.

Indo project

Clayton Book Signing

The Pioneer's article about Sally Brandle's book signing for Sapphire Promise