“Scott Sanders is the real deal.”– Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena

“Scott Loring Sanders digs deep and peers unflinching into the frail, twisted human heart.”–Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7:45

*WINNER Best Short Story of the Year, 2022 ITW International Thriller Awards*

(NOTE: story is the opening of new novel, Right Between The Eyes, forthcoming Feb. 2023)

*Twice included and once distinguished in BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES*

*Three times noted in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS*

*Twice a FINALIST for BEST SHORT STORY OF THE YEAR, ITW International Thriller Awards*

*Special Mention Honors in THE PUSHCART PRIZE anthology*

*FINALIST for BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR in Creative Nonfiction by CLMP Firecracker Awards*

Scott Loring Sanders writes and teaches fiction and nonfiction, and is an avid outdoors enthusiast.  He skis, runs, cycles, and hikes, often pondering plot and new story ideas while in the midst of adventures.  Unfortunately, he has a tendency to smash into trees while skiing, and crashing into riverbanks on mountain bikes, thereby breaking most of his ribs several times over.  But when he’s not injuring himself, he really does enjoy those activities.  He hasn’t fully grown up yet, and likes testing the limits of his abilities.  For some reason, his wife doesn’t find either of those qualities particularly admirable.  So, like any good marriage, they sometimes agree to disagree.  He also has a grown son who he’s rather partial to.

Though he grew up in New Jersey, he’s lived for extended periods of time in Virginia and Massachusetts, and now resides in California.  He often writes about the places where he lives and plays, finding setting to be a crucial element to his work.  He’s been the Writer in Residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, a resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a writing fellow at the Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY.  He teaches creative writing at Lesley University and Emerson College.

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