Profile

Alex Sanchez has published ten novels, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say. His novel Bait won the Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Book Award and the Florida Book Award Gold Medal for Young Adult fiction. You Brought Me the Ocean, Alex’s graphic novel from DC Comics, was illustrated by Julie Maroh. His latest book, The Greatest Superpower, came out in 2021. He has a master’s degree in guidance and counseling and worked for many years as a youth and family counselor.

Find out more at AlexSanchez.com

Education

MS - Education, Guidance & Counseling | Old Dominion

BA - Liberal Arts | Virginia Tech

Fran Wilde

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Amy King

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

William Alexander

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Laura Shovan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Kathi Appelt

Faculty Emerita, MFA in WCYA

Liz Garton Scanlon

Faculty Co-Chair, MFA in WCYA