About Sandra

Greetings -

Sandra Hicks is a native of Washington D.C. who joyously walks in love and truth.  She's president of Solid Journey, a home-based business that specializes in writing, editing, consulting and retail sales of photo products.  Her website is www.solidjourney.webs.com.  Sample presentations of her work are on www.torchblazers.blogspot.com.  Sandra has been a published writer for more than fifteen years.  Her published work includes  e-books, essays, inspirational topics and stories, reflections, commentaries, and poetry.  On Amazon, she has received four and five star ratings for two of her e-books.  On Smashwords.com, Sandra's writing has received three and five star ratings. 

One of Sandra’s stories received a “Highly Commended” on the website,
www.FaithWriters.com.  In January 2011, one of her inspirational pieces was selected as a Jewel Chest feature on the FaithWriters.com website.

Sandra has been published in newspapers such as The Baltimore Sun, The Afro-American, The Los Angeles Sentinel and The Washington Informer.  Magazines that have published her work are Charisma, GQ, Ebony, Black Enterprise, Washingtonian, Baltimore, and Emerge.  Her work is also found on the Internet site www.faithwriters.com.

After numerous compliments about her photography, Sandra added Photo Flourish as a department of Solid Journey.  Financial profit is NOT the main aim of Solid Journey/Photo Flourish.  The major focus is to care and share.  A portion of Photo Flourish products are given as gifts.  People are joyous when they receive the various photos of scenic splendor with encouraging words included.  We all need encouragement, and so many people are lonely and depressed.  Caring and sharing can bring out the best in us.

What people have expressed about Photo Flourish:

- “Photo Flourish is a blessing and a breath of fresh air.  I love the photos but more importantly, being able to share them with others via cards and mementos.  Thank you, Sandra, for your vision, obedience, persistence and professionalism.  Your Photo Flourish ministry is a means to help us flourish in our various ministries to the glory of God.” - B. Niles - Fort Myers, FL  

- “I’m really enjoying the cards I got through Photo Flourish.  Sandra gives very personal attention in a timely fashion to make sure her customer gets exactly what they want. 

"I have gotten photo calendar magnets and an assortment of blank large cards with some of my photos and many of Sandra’s flowers, sunsets and other photos.  They all come with good color and were even prettier than I expected.  I got them really fast too. 

"My only problem is to decide which I should give for gifts because I want to keep them all.  I have just finished an order for a special wall calendar with scriptures too.

“THANKS, Sandra, for making my Christmas shopping easy this year!” - Marijo - Guffey, CO    

- “In this day and time with all the automation, it’s really nice to receive a card.” - Erin - Saint Augustine, FL

- The photos have “concentrated power” and “focused power.” - Teresa - Wheaton, MD

Sandra is earnest about providing excellent customer service.  She worked, for more than five years, as a Customer Service Specialist for the Washington, D.C. government.  While employed there, the Mayor of D.C. presented Sandra with a Customer Service Excellence Award.  

Here is what one of Sandra's Solid Journey/Photo Flourish clients expressed:

"I don’t recall meeting anyone who is as diligent and faithful to her word and work as Sandra.  She is truly a woman of great integrity”Angela Rogers Ray, Publisher

Sandra has expectations to continue in the journey with others to fulfill her motto:

Come Flourish with Me - United, We Make Things Happen