"Paramedic" Author Evening with Sandy Macken

Sandy Macken is a writer and a paramedic with the NSW Ambulance Service. She has two decades of experience in frontline emergency health, and brings a calm, grounded approach to all she does.
In ‘Paramedic’, experience the exhilaration and danger of emergency trauma, where a few seconds can mean the difference between life and death, but also the raw beauty, vulnerability and remarkable resilience of the human spirit.

We expect our ambos to be superhuman, remaining calm, controlling their emotions and thinking and acting clearly, however, the emotional depth of these stories will reveal a whole other side. Sandy is just like you, only she is at the wheel of an ambulance with life and death in her hands every day. Without shying away from the trauma, she shows the reader just how much a life deeply grounded in love can offer.

Sandy’s unique perspective as a paramedic with the NSW Ambulance Service will open your mind, awaken your heart and shine a light in some very dark places.

Books for sale and signing. Light refreshments provided.


Mosman Council Event


  • Wednesday 20 February 2019
  • 7.00pm – 9.00pm


  • Barry O’Keefe Library (Mosman Library Service)
  • Library Walk, 605 Military Road, Mosman


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