Debra R. Sanchez has moved over thirty times and has lived in five states in two countries…so far. She leads and attends various writing groups in the Pittsburgh area and hosts writing conferences and retreats. Her writing has won awards in various genres, including children’s stories, poetry, fantasy, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Her bilingual children’s picture book And My Mother Cried/Y Mi Mama Lloró was awarded “Best Children’s Book of 2017” in The Author Zone (TAZ) awards. Her hybrid book for writers and readers Prompted, Prodded, Published: How Writing Prompts Can Help All Writers was published in April 2017 and also received a TAZ award.
Her most recent book, Raw & Unfinished, includes a blend of her poetry: some previously published, some award winners, and a few fresh and new.
Her dystopian play about libraries Pages (Páginas), debuted in 2015, and was published in 2016 in both English and Spanish (find it on Amazon and Kindle). Several of her other plays and monologues have been produced and published. Other works have been published in literary magazines, newspapers, and anthologies.
Author-in-hiding, Digital Artist-in-training, Student-in-perpetuum