Bilingual Writing Coach

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My books are available from
Tree Shadow Press,
Leana's Books & More in the Shenango Valley Mall, Hermitage, PA.
Amazon, and B&N.

Also coming soon to other local bookstores. Stay tuned.


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A new bilingual picture book:
Isabella knows her own mind and isn't concerned with doing what everyone else does. A true "mighty girl" story, written in both English and Spanish.

Snow Pants for Isabella 
It’s the first big snow of winter and Isabella can’t wait to play outside with her brother. Find out how she fixes some of her unexpected problems.

Es la primera nevada del invierno e Isabella no puede esperar para jugar afuera con su hermano. Averigüe como ella consigue soluciones para unos problemas no esperados.
Illustrated by Cassidy N. Bodnar

My poetry book, Raw & Unfinished was published in March 2018 and received an award at the 2018 The Author Zone Book Awards. This collection of some of my award winning poetry combines with other published and fresh poems.

Life’s journey begins before we are born and continues after we are gone. Here are words of past, words of future, words of dreams. Like me, the words on these pages are Raw and Unfinished.


My book, And My Mother Cried / Y Mi Mamá Lloró was published in August 2017.


It was named "Best Children's Book of 2017" at The Author Zone Book Awards.

This bilingual (English/Spanish) is based on true events. Anyone who has made a "far away" move can relate to the experiences of the story. The illustrations by Michelle Bowden Dobi truly bring the words to life. 



Prompted, Prodded, Published: How Writing Prompts Can Help All Writers was published in April 2017. This hybrid book is part writer's guide and part anthology of examples of how writers of all levels can use prompts. It won an award at The Author Zone Book Awards 2017.



Contact me to schedule Book Signings, Workshops, Retreats, Open Mic Readings & Presentations and other events.


When I'm not writing, I find ways to help and encourage others with their writing through a variety of writing groups, conferences, performances, retreats, and other events.


Frequent visitors will benefit from helpful hints, exercises, and writing prompts which will enable you to avoid writer's slump. 


June 8 through September 29 (Most Saturdays, unless otherwise scheduled)
Fresh Marketplace at New Wilmington Center

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June 8 is Tour de Donut Day

July 20 West PA Book Festival

Mercer Area Middle/High School

545 East Butler Street, Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137

10 AM – 4 PM


August 24 Marti Park Outdoor Craft Show 

Marti Park (New Wilmington, PA)

969 Phillips Road, New Castle, PA

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

September 7 Beaver County Book Fest

Irvine Park
Beaver, PA

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

September 21 The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books

Somerset, PA

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

September 28 Cooper Siegel Library


October 5 Meet the Authors 

Sponsored by Leanna's Books & More

Shenango Valley Mall, Hermitage PA

October 13 PennWriters Area 1 Roadtrip Conference

Workshop Instructor:
Writing for Children - 2 Workshops
(1) Picture Books & Chapter Books
(2) Middle Grades & YA


Experience:  B.A. in communications and writing from Westminster College. I lead and attend various writing groups in the Pittsburgh area and online and also host writing retreats and other events. I am also a freelance bilingual writer, translator, and editor.

Award winning body of work includes: poetry, short stories, bilingual (English/Spanish) children’s stories, fantasy, fiction, creative nonfiction, and writing guides. 

I have programs available for Writing Groups, Libraries, Bookstores, Bilingual (English/Spanish) Interest Groups, Senior Living Communities, Schools, and Other Groups.

Travel Area: Approximately 200 mile radius from Pittsburgh
Willing to travel farther, if over 250, would need travel expenses paid.

Fees:  Negotiable

Workshop Topics
Writing Groups
Writing Prompts
Indie Publishing
Formatting Manuscripts
Editing Basics
Freelance Writing
Stage Playwriting

Writing for Children
Writing Retreats
more by request 

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© 2017 by Debra R Sanchez