Sands Hall

SANDS HALL’s recent memoir, FLUNK. START. Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology, was selected by Publishers Weekly as a Top Ten Book in Religion and Spirituality, Spring 2018; the audio book is also available, read by the author, and the paperback is due March 2019. Her novel, Catching Heaven (Ballantine), was a Willa Award, Finalist for Best Contemporary Fiction, Women Writing the West. She is also the author of a book of writing essays and exercises, Tools of the Writers Craft. Her produced plays include Little Women (an adaptation of the Alcott novel) and Fair Use (which takes on the “was it plagiarism?” controversy surrounding Wallace Stegner’s novel, Angle of Repose). Sands’s stories have been published in such journals as the New England Review, Green Mountains Review, and Iowa Review. Also a singer/songwriter, a CD of her original songs is called Rustler’s Moon, and she performs widely. She has an extensive acting and directing resume, and teaches each summer for the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. She spends each fall in Lancaster, PA, where she is a Associate Teaching Professor of English and Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College. The rest of the year she lives in Nevada City, CA

Sands Hall - author of Tools for the Writers Craft, teacher at Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Iowa Summer Writing Festival and Critique Session Leader at 4th Annual Siera Writers Conference