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Sandra Scofield is a native Texan who has spent the last forty years in Oregon and Montana. She taught in public schools (grades 2-10) and at the university level; since 2006 she has been on the faculty of the Solstice MFA low residency program at Pine Manor College. She has taught at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival since 1993. She is the author of seven novels, a memoir, a book of essays about family, a book of stories, and two craft books for writers. Her work has been warmly praised; she was a finalist for the National Book Award, among other honors.

She is also an avid painter, a solitary traveler, a closet poet, and a besotted grandmother. She has been married to Bill Ferguson since 1975. She divides her time between Missoula, MT and Portland OR.

Work by Sandra Scofield:

NOW AVAILABLE: The Last Draft: A Novelist's Guide to Revision
Janet Burroway says, "...a needed book...a godsend."
Publishers Weekly calls it "a meticulous guide to revising a novel."

Novels: Gringa, Beyond Deserving, More Than Allies,
Walking Dunes, Opal on Dry Ground, A Chance to See Egypt, Plain Seeing
Memoir: Occasions of Sin
Essays: Mysteries of Love and Grief
Craft: The Scene Book
Swim: Stories of the Sixties

From Mexico to Mykonos, a young woman searches for love, home, and self.
Painting, like writing, is about passion and meaning; about observation and composition; about vision, persistence, and the joy of process.