Nita Sweeney is the award-winning wellness author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink. She also coauthored the writing journal, You Should Be Writing. Her memoir was awarded a Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writers Association of America and was short-listed for the Faulkner Award. Her poem, Memorial, won the Dublin Arts Council Poet's Choice Award. She is an Ohio Award Council Governor's Award nominee. Nita coaches creatives in writing and meditation, and publishes the monthly email newsletter, Write Now Columbus. She also runs marathons. Nita lives in central Ohio with her husband, Ed, and their yellow Labrador retriever, Scarlet. Find more information about her writing and coaching at https://nitasweeney.com or follow her on your favorite social media channel.

Other Works

  • You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving


Awards and Recognition

  • The Dog Writers Association of America awarded Depression Hates a Moving Target a Maxwell Medallion for excellence in writing about the Human/Animal Bond.
  • The Dublin Arts Council awarded Nita's poem, Memorial, the Poet's Choice Award.
  • Memoir short-listed for the Faulkner Award