Sally Shivnan is the author of the short story collection Piranhas & Quicksand & Love, from Press 53. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, Antioch Review, Glimmer Train, Rosebud, and other journals, and in anthologies including The Best American Travel Writing series and Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing. Her travel essays have been featured in The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Nature Conservancy Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, baltimore.org, and many other publications and websites. She was the winner of the 2011 Travel Classics International travel writing prize and a Maryland State Arts Council grant, among other awards. She has recently completed a novel, Winners.
Sally teaches creative writing at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where she is associate director of the English department’s writing division, and she also teaches with the University of Wales summer creative writing program. She volunteers at the Radio Reading Network of Maryland, where she broadcasts a bi-weekly “Prose and Poetry” radio program for blind listeners, available for streaming at radioreadingnetwork.org. She earned an MFA from George Mason University, and also has a nursing degree from her first career as an RN—in her earlier life, she lacked the courage to write, so she saved lives instead. This may seem facetious, and it is, but there’s some truth in it too.
More information, and links to her work, are at SallyShivnan.com.