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Name:  Sabrina Nixon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1967 in Chicago, Illinois

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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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wxuVOJRd7s&feature=email]


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