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

Sara Ryan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Evan Griffith

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Martine Leavitt

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Mary Quattlebaum

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Sheela Chari

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Matt Phelan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Linda Urban

Faculty Chair, MFA in WCYA

An Na

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

Corey Ann Haydu

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Erica Perl

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Melanie Crowder

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Laura Shovan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

A.R. Capetta

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Alex Sanchez

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Liz Garton Scanlon

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Anica Mrose Rissi

Faculty, MFA in WCYA