Sanders Anne Laubenthal (1943-2002), Excalibur. New York: Ballantine, 1973.

Sanders Anne Laubenthal
Born 25, 1943(1943-Template:MONTHNUMBER-25)
Mobile, Alabama
Died May 15, 2002(2002-Template:MONTHNUMBER-15) (aged 58)
Washington, D.C.
Occupation Author
Nationality United States United States
Genres Fantasy
Notable work(s) Excalibur, 1973

Sanders Anne Laubenthal (December 25, 1943 - May 15, 2002)[1] was an American poet, novelist, historian, and textbook writer.


Laubenthal graduated from Springhill College in 1965, and then earned a doctorate at the University of Alabama.[1]

She served in the United States Air Force from the time of the Vietnam War, writing books for trainees in comic book style to train for lower level jobs such as dining hall cooks. She served as editor of many Air Force professional journals. Having reached the rank of Major in the Air Force, she retired, but continued to do research and write many reports/articles for the military. She had just finished her last military project and received payment for another reprint for Excalibur before she died from diabetic complications.

Friends describe her as a quiet lady who was loyal and always creating.


Much of her work concerns Mobile, Alabama, of which she was a native. She also wrote about the history of unrecorded areas of Scotland. She is best known, however, for the Arthurian fantasy novel Excalibur, published in the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in August 1973, and reprinted a number of times since.



  • Songs of Mobile. Mobile, AL: Spring Hill College Press, 1962.
  • The Gates of Wonder. Mobile, AL: Belmary Press, 1966.
  • Interlude, and other poems. Mobile, AL: Belmary Press, 1969.


  • The Last Confederate. Mobile, AL: Belmary Press, 1967.
  • Excalibur. New York: Ballantine, 1973.


  • A History of John Hay Air Base, Baguio City, Philippines. Hawaii: Office of PACAF History, United States Air Force, Hickam Air Force Base, 1981.

Survey of resources for intelligence research. Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence College, 1985.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Laubenthal, Sanders Anne, The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree - Wee Snippets, Electric Scotland. Web, Nov. 1, 2014.
  2. Search results = au:Sanders Anne Laubenthal, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Nov. 1, 2014.

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