Sandra Millers Younger lost her home, 12 neighbors and almost her own life in the 2003 Cedar Fire, the biggest known wildfire in California history.

With journalism degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Syracuse University, plus 30 years of professional experience, Sandra felt compelled to capture the historic Cedar Fire story for posterity. She spent the next 10 years documenting the event.

Her resulting 2013 book, The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California’s Epic Cedar Fire, has been hailed as required reading for residents of wildfire country, adopted as a training text for top-level emergency professionals, and featured in the March 2105 NBC Dateline special, “Escape: The Great California Fire.”

Now, as a sought-after speaker and founder of ComeBACK Solutions, Intl., Sandra works with disaster survivors and top-level emergency planners and responders to build resilience and find the fortune in misfortune.

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