Sandra Marinella is an award-winning teacher and writer. She has taught 10,000 high school and college writers and presented more than 200 professional workshops.
When she wasn’t grading essays and short stories late at night, she wrote self-help articles for teens and recorded her life experiences in journals. She has raised two challenging—but charming--sons, helped her husband found an innovative engineering firm, hiked many Arizona trails, made incredible life-long friends, read stacks of books, and has eaten well over two tons of dark chocolate.
In 2012 when she faced breast cancer, Sandra turned her focus from teaching to writing as a way of healing. She began volunteering with veterans and cancer patients. As she watched writing help them to transform their lives, she discovered her new passion—sharing their stories and the methods they used to heal their lives.
After researching and writing The Story You Need to Tell—Write to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss, Sandra has formed The Story You Need to Tell Project to help individuals find their voice and learn the power of writing to edit their "life stories." Sandra currently does workshops and presentations on the power of using personal writing to lead to fuller and better ways of living. Contact her or find out more about her events at www.storyyoutell.com