Sabrina Nixon

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General Information

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Name: Sabrina Nixon

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: 1967 in Chicago, Illinois


Website: N/A

Email: sbrnnxn@yahoo.com


Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I spent most of my childhood in public housing (the now defunct Cabrini-Green Housing Projects). I attended my scholastic years in the public school system as well, allowing me to use the urban experience as the theme of my books.

Biographical and Professional Information

I'm a single parent of two boys with autism and have the autoimmune disorder lupus, a silent disease where the immune system attacks healthy tissues for unknown reasons, causing damage to internal and external organ systems. I'm in remission as I use writing as a form of therapy. I'm an author of 3 books of urban fiction, 1 Christian non-fiction and a playwright. I was a page four contributor to the Chicago RedEye Newspaper (a subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune) in April and May of 2010. I was awarded the Lovelace/Rahman Playwright Award in December 2007 at the Olive-Harvey College of Chicago December Festival of Arts for a play derived and performed by theater students from my first book titled Victims of Change. I was also first place winner at the Harold Washington College of Chicago Black Oratorical Festival in 2005, reciting a self made speech about renowned actor Sidney Poitier. I was also captain of the college's speech forensics team that year.

Sabrina did a video interview with Adapt of Chicago Productions, an organization who allows people with disabilities to express their concerns. The programs air on CAN-TV on Saturday mornings.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wxuVOJRd7s&feature=email

Published Works

  • Victims of Change, AuthorHouse, 2006
  • The Man In The White Pick Up Truck, AuthorHouse, 2007
  • Temporarily Disconnected, Outskirts Press, 2009
  • Grace And Hope, PublishAmerica, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Victims of Change

ISBN: 1425921353
Release Date: 2006-05-25

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The Man In The White Pick-up Truck

ISBN: 1425976611
Release Date: 2007-01-19

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Temporarily Disconnected

ISBN: 1432743538
Release Date: 2009-08-28

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Grace and Hope

ISBN: 1451274386
Release Date: 2010-08-26

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

You may contact me directly. I don't charge any fees but if donations are offered, that's fine. I'm available to speak throughout the Illinois area, particularly in Chicago. However, depending on the need I can make arrangements. I'm open to share my experience with women groups, inner city youth, lupus and autism groups.

External Links

Sabrina Nixon on WorldCat

Sabrina Nixon on Amazon

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