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


*Surviving Jersey has been selected as a Finalist for Best Book of 2017 in the Creative Nonfiction category by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Firecracker Award.  You can see the complete list of all ten finalists here.

*The story “Waiting on Joe”, first published in my book Shooting Creek and Other Stories, has been selected for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories 2018This means two stories from the collection have now been chosen for the prestigious anthology.

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 Sweet, among many others.  His work has twice been included in Best American Mystery Stories and also Noted in Best American Essays.