Hello! I’m Nancy I. Sanders, the author of over 80 books including the award-winning picture book D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet and the bestseller for Scholastic Teaching Resources 25 Read and Write Mini-Books that Teach Word Families. I have also written several books for teachers with my husband, Jeff, who teaches elementary school. We live in southern California and have two grown sons.
I grew up in Everett, Pennsylvania on a dairy farm, the youngest of seven children. I milked the cows, baled the hay, drove the tractor, and spent all my spare time reading. Favorite memories include reading Little Women perched high up in the branches of a tree and Pride and Prejudice while floating on a raft in the middle of our pond. Now I love to write and have had a successful writing career with books and numerous magazine articles published by publishers both big and small.
My passion is to teach others how to write as well as break into the world of publishing and experience success as a published author. I have led writers groups for over 15 years. In my award-winning book, Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career, I share insider’s tips and practical strategies to help writers realize their dreams. I would look forward to the opportunity to share with your group about how you can improve your writing skills, break into publishing, and take your writing career to the next level.
If you’d like to make arrangements to schedule a Virtual Visit where I teach writing workshops to your writer’s group, contact me at
To see which workshops are available for a Virtual Visit, click on the link to THE WORKSHOPS.
To discover a list of autographed books your members can pre-order from me before the Virtual Visit, click on the link to AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS.