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Sands Hall

Sands Hall’s memoir, Flunk. StartReclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology (Counterpoint), was named a top ten book in religion and spirituality by Publishers Weekly, Spring 2018. Other books include the novel Catching Heaven (Ballantine), a Willa Award Finalist; and a volume of writing essays and exercises, Tools of the Writer’s Craft. Her stories have been published in such places as New England Review, Green Mountains Review, and Iowa Review. Her produced plays include an adaptation of Alcott’s Little Women, and the comic-drama Fair Use, which takes on the “was it plagiarism” controversy surrounding Wallace Stegner’s novel, Angle of Repose. Sands is also a singer/songwriter, with a recent CD called Rustler’s Moon. She lives in Nevada City, California.