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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sabrina Nixon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

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.[]

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) You may contact me directly. I don't charge any fees but if donations are offered, that's fine. I'm available to speak throughout the Illinois area, particularly in Chicago. However, depending on the need I can make arrangements. I'm open to share my experience with women groups, inner city youth, lupus and autism groups.

Selected Titles At Your Library

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ISBN: 9781432743536. OCLC Number: 649496913

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Victims of change /
ISBN: 1425921353. OCLC Number: 712598661

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