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Sandra Reed

SANDRA M. REED was born in New Roads, Louisiana. She received her B.A. in English and Drama Education from Dillard University. She is a veteran teacher of the Chicago Public Schools. As a member of Actor's Equity Union, she has performed in dance companies, plays and musicals throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

Ms. Reed served two terms as an elected official; she was one of the voices in government on the local, state and federal level. Heeding the voices of children and parents, she established the Myria Reed Foundation for Children with Special Needs.

Her life journey and travels from Europe to Africa shaped her writings through the culture, history, and geography. Several authors also influenced her writings: Douglas Turner Ward, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Henrik Ibsen, August Wilson, Lorraine Hansberry, Claude McKay, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ayn Rand, Maya Angelou, Lewis Carroll, Ed Bullins, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Plato, Aristotle and authors of the Bible.

Sandra loves writing, particularly to transform and motivate readers. She is very passionate about exposing the realities of race issues. Sometimes she is blunt but in a healing way. Her objective is to identify problems yet encourage solutions. Three words describe her writings: Live, Laugh, and Love.