“Scott Sanders is the real deal.”– Ron Rash

Latest News:  For the second year in a row, my work has been recognized in two different anthologies from the Best American series.  “Magic 8 Ball” was chosen as Distinguished in Best American Mystery Stories 2019, and “The Hookerman’s Backyard” was chosen as Notable in Best American Essays 2019.  I’m thrilled, humbled, and honored.

Scott Loring Sanders is the author of two novels, The Hanging Woods and Gray Baby, a short story collection, Shooting Creek and Other Stories, and an essay collection/memoir, Surviving Jersey: Danger & Insanity in the Garden State.  He has published a variety of short stories and essays in magazines and journals ranging in scope from North American Review to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine to Creative Nonfiction to Brevity, among many others.  His work has twice been included and once distinguished in Best American Mystery Stories, three times Noted in Best American Essays, and has received Special Mention honors in The Pushcart Prize.

To listen to a Podcast with Scott called Why We Write, click here.