Sandy Justice Hall
Since the age of ten, Sandy has lived in upstate New York- primarily the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier. However, Sandy writes fondly of her early years spent in Danville, KY.
Sandy holds a B.A. cum laude in English from S.U.N.Y. Oswego; an M.A in English from S.U.N.Y. Oswego, and an M.S. in Adult Education from Elmira College.
In order to craft her writing, Sandy has attended Nancy Aronie’s Chilmark Writing Retreats, various Omega Institute Writing Retreats and Michael Czarnecki’s Palm of the Hand Writing Workshop. Sandy is also a certified Life Coach with Mindful Coaching. She is a member of the Florida Writers’ Association.
Sandy has over 32 years of experience teaching English grades 7 through college. She has taught at four colleges in New York State (S.U.N.Y. at Oswego, Eastman School of Music, Elmira College and Corning Community College) and she is Professor Emeritus of Corning Community College.
The genre Sandy has a passion for is memoir writing. She has taught several courses on Memoir. Her favorite was a course co-taught with Professor Elaine Corwin. Ms. Corwin is a Professor of Health and Wellness at Corning Community College. This course was a writing-intensive course offering the student two credits of writing intensive credits and two credits of Wellness theory. Anecdotally, students found the course to be transformative.
Sandy’s teaching ideas have been published in The Evergreen Community Houghton Mifflin.
Sandy has published several memoir/essays in Florida Writers’ Collections Contest. Her essay, “Swans on a Sunny Good Friday” was published in their 2018 Collection: Where Does Your Muse Live? and her essay “Writer@Renewed” was published in their 2019 Collection: Writer@Work.
Sandy is currently writing a memoir about surviving two brain surgeries: As Long as I’m Down Here, I May as Well Put on my Shoes.