geology Welcome to Rock-Head Sciences! I’ve been told for years that all I have are rocks in my head, so I thought I’d start a blog to shake some of them out and clear my thoughts as I journey onward in this interesting, yet hectic life in the world of geology and science in general.  Being a manager of several scientists and drillers, and enough education to crystallize anyone’s head, I like to step outside of my current working environment and push myself to learn…constantly.  The research never ends.  Day and night, I thrive on finding the latest developments.  Not only in science, but also in leadership.  We can have all the science knowledge available, but without excellent leadership, it’ll go nowhere.  So, with both in mind, I will share my experience and finds with you and feel free to share yours as well.  Also, if you have any questions or are just starting out in your career and want advice, let me know!

Here is how I obtained all the rocks in my head:

  • B.S. Geology
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering Sciences
  • Professional Geologist
  • 15 years geology experience
  • 25 years management experience (geology and health care industries)

Here are my life’s passion:

  • My family
  • Hydrogeology/geology
  • Sustainability/green technology/adaptive management
  • Protection of water supplies and natural systems
  • Progressive leadership/management
  • Successful employees
  • Mentorship
  • Writing
  • Art

Through this blog, I will share updates on geology and other sciences, careers of many talented geoscientists, projects, management techniques and stories of my travel and field experiences.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! —-Sandie Will

Sandie’s other news:

I am also the author of a new young adult thriller novel titled, The Caging at Deadwater Manor. This is a dark psychological thriller based along the Gulf Coast here in Florida. If you’d like to learn more about this, please follow me at these media outlets:

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A dad with a vendetta. An unsuspecting daughter. A psychiatric hospital known for questionable acts. And staff who keep the secrets in the attic.

On a cold, January evening, fourteen-year-old Jeannie Kynde is told that her beloved mother drowned in the murky waters along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Her distraught father turns on Jeannie, no longer the caring father she once knew. Four years later, Jeannie is finally old enough to escape her father’s clutches, but he has different plans. He imprisons her at Deadwater Manor, a psychiatric hospital with an unscrupulous past. Between endless psychiatric treatments and a hospital staff up to no good, Jeannie faces insurmountable odds as each day ticks away. Will she be locked away forever? Or can she fight against the nightmare that has now become her world?

If you like suspenseful shockers, you’re sure to love this psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and stay with you long afterward. Check out the great reviews on this novel that debuted on the #1 Hot New Releases bestseller list.

Note: This book is intended for mature young adult, new adult, and older audiences (16+) due to profanity and sensual content.


The inspiration for the story came from Sandie’s beloved father who worked in various psychiatric hospitals during short periods of his career. In the attic of one such hospital, he made a disturbing discovery – one that bothered Sandie so much, she had to create a story around it. Though fiction, many parts of the book intertwine the patient routines, treatments and outbursts that she learned from her father and other research in a way that makes the story vivid through Jeannie’s perspective.


“Great read! Fantastic work on this very addictive book. I couldn’t put it down but didn’t want it to be over either from page 1 to the end. A true literary masterpiece.” Brian Miller, Amazon Customer

“What a fantastic, suspense-filled ride! This is a must read for suspense lovers! It captivated me from the start and kept me riveted to the last page. Although, I was sorry the book had to have an ending.” June Katherina, Amazon Customer

“Holy Heck! This book is intense! I’d classify this book somewhere between YA and NA, as the main character is subjected to some pretty intense situations. This book sucker punches you in the gut, as you can only witness as 18 year old Jeannie is held captive in an insane asylum. Every word of every horror she is put through will stay with you. And the ending, oh the ending… That’s all I can say about that. Be prepared to be glued to the page. This is an amazing debut novel and I can’t wait to find out what other stories Sandie Will has up lurking inside her!” Jennifer Zamboni, Amazon Customer

“This is a polished independent novel that skillfully blends coming-of-age, mystery, and suspense genre elements. The pacing is excellent and well-wrought, drawing the reader along to share in Jean’s terror, frustration, and helplessness, as well as her hope and resolve to escape.” C. Cameron, Amazon Customer

“Five Stars! Absolutely the best book I have read this year. It was hard to put the kindle down.” Amazon Customer

“Couldn’t put it down!!! I downloaded this book today and had the great pleasure of finishing it tonight!! I couldn’t put it down. It had me on pins and needles the whole time and I couldn’t wait to reach the ending. It left me guessing the whole time!! Can’t wait to read more from this author!” Amazon Customer

“WOW! This thriller definitely had my heart racing! It is so exciting to find a great debut author and Sandie Will is just that with The Caging at Deadwater Manor. You do not want to miss this one! The characters are SO well written it seems like a memoire…which makes it that much makes it that much more creepy!!” Kim Page, Amazon Customer


  1. Anthony

    Dear Sandie Will,

    My name is Anthony and I’m a fith grader in a research group
    that is learning about volcanoes,and i was wondering
    if you could answer some questions to help us learn more
    about volcanoes.If you are willing to help us please contact us back
    and we will email our questions back.

    Thank you for your time.


    1. Sandie Will (Post author)

      Hi Anthony – yes, I would be happy to help. I sent an email to you. Please send your questions to sandie@sandiewill.com. So glad you’re visiting the website! Sandie

  2. Angela Landolt

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I am a student at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research (IPMZ) University of Zurich. As part of my Master’s thesis, I am conducting a survey on how climate change bloggers’ perceive themselves and their role in the climate change debate.

    If you blog about climate change, I would like to ask you to participate in my survey. Your contribution will help us to gain valuable insights into the field of climate change blogging.

    Link to the survey: http://ww2.unipark.de/uc/landolt_Universit__t_Z__rich/64cf/

    The questionnaire will take about 7 minutes to fill out.
    There are no right or wrong answers. I am interested in your personal opinion.
    The study does not serve any commercial purpose. The data provided is solely for the purpose of scientific analysis and is evaluated anonymously.
    The questionnaire can be filled out in English and German.
    Please feel free to contact me if there are further questions or comments.

    Angela Landolt B.A.

  3. Chukie

    Hello, I hope all is well. My name is Chukie Ojukwu, and I am a 9th grader from
    Guilderland Highschool. I was wondering If I could interview you for my project. Please get back to me ASAP. Thanks in advance.

  4. Michael Passow

    Do you attend the GSA Conferences? I am proposing a session about “Exploring ART in e(ART)h science.” If so and you would like to be involved, please send a reply email.

    1. Sandie Will (Post author)

      Hi Michael – thank you for writing me. I don’t plan on being at the GSA Conference, so, unfortunately, I won’t be able to participate. I’ll let another scientist know about it though and will give her your email if she’s interested. Best of luck! Sandie


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