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Sandi Sonnenfeld

Seattle, Washington, United States


Born and raised on Long Island, Sandi Sonnenfeld is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and holds an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Washington. Prior to starting her writing career, Sandi studied ballet and modern dance for more than 15 years, performing with the Pioneer Valley Ballet, Berkshire Ballet and Betty Fain and Dancers (Boston). Sandi's short stories, personal essays and journalism pieces have appeared in more than 30 publications, including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly, Transitions Abroad, Media Inc., and literary publications such as ACM, Voices West, Hayden's Ferry Review, Salmon, Raven Chronicles, and Sojourner. This Is How I Speak, a memoir in diary form about Sandi's first year in the MFA program at the University of Washington, will be published in June 2002 by Impassio Press.

Interests: short stories, travel writing (experienced), business writing, public relations writing, personal essays, current events,women's issues, especially in relation to sexual assault/abuse, feminism, abortion (pro-choice), and relationships. Also available for

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • This Is How I Speak