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Two grandmothers, two motherless daughters, a hapless father: a season of grief and healing.

Sandra Scofield is a native Texan who has spent the last fifty 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 Lasell University. She has taught at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival since 1993. She is the author of eight novels, a memoir, a book of essays about family, a book of stories, a chapbook, 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 grandmother. She has been married to Bill Ferguson since 1975. She lives in a multi-generational household in Missoula, Montana--with four dogs and a three-legged cat, as well.

Work by Sandra Scofield:

 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: LITTLE SHIPS, 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, The Last Draft: A Novelist's Guide to Revision
Swim: Stories of the Sixties