Pen Name: None
Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction
Born: 1967 in Chicago, Illinois
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
- 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
Release Date: 2006-05-25
The Man In The White Pick-up Truck
Release Date: 2007-01-19
Release Date: 2009-08-28
Grace and Hope
Release Date: 2010-08-26
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.
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