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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sabrina Nixon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1967 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I spent most of my childhood in public housing (the now defunct Cabrini-Green Housing Projects). I attended my scholastic years in the public school system as well, allowing me to use the urban experience as the theme of my books.

Biographical and Professional Information

I'm a single parent of two boys with autism and have the autoimmune disorder lupus, a silent disease where the immune system attacks healthy tissues for unknown reasons, causing damage to internal and external organ systems. I'm in remission as I use writing as a form of therapy. I'm an author of 3 books of urban fiction, 1 Christian non-fiction and a playwright. I was a page four contributor to the Chicago RedEye Newspaper (a subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune) in April and May of 2010. I was awarded the Lovelace/Rahman Playwright Award in December 2007 at the Olive-Harvey College of Chicago December Festival of Arts for a play derived and performed by theater students from my first book titled Victims of Change. I was also first place winner at the Harold Washington College of Chicago Black Oratorical Festival in 2005, reciting a self made speech about renowned actor Sidney Poitier. I was also captain of the college's speech forensics team that year.Sabrina did a video interview with Adapt of Chicago Productions, an organization who allows people with disabilities to express their concerns. The programs air on CAN-TV on Saturday mornings.[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wxuVOJRd7s&feature=email http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wxuVOJRd7s&feature=email]


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Victims of Change
ISBN: 1425921353

AuthorHouse. 2006

Staci Meadows is a single parent forced to choose between money or her morals when it comes to paying for her daughter's school tuition. Her friends Joanna Parker and Dave Latrelle propositions her to strip or smuggle drugs for the money. Which option will Staci choose?

The Man In The White Pick-up Truck
ISBN: 1425976611

AuthorHouse. 2007

Carol "Tootsie" Reynolds is looking to turn her life around. While she desires to escape from her abusive boss, she also desires to encounter this mysterious man who drives a white pick-up truck. As she befriends a few homeless people, will they help her on her quest for freedom?

Temporarily Disconnected
ISBN: 1432743538

Outskirts Press. 2009

Sabrina Nixon is the latest author of urban fiction! "Temporarily Disconnected" is the sequel to her first book "Victims Of Change", which deals with friendship versus money and morals! Great for readers of urban fiction who can relate to down-to-earth circumstances!

Grace and Hope
ISBN: 1451274386

America Star Books. 2010


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