Author Sandra Marinella talks about her book THE STORY YOU NEED TO TELL, which is the product of her pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties.

About the Author

Sandra Marinella is an award-winning teacher and writer. In recent years she has taught more than 10,000 writers and given 200+ professional workshops.

When she wasn’t grading essays and short stories late at night, she wrote self-help articles for teens and recorded her life experiences in journals. She raised two wonderful–albeit challenging–sons, made incredible life-long friends, read stacks of books, and ate entirely too much dark chocolate.

In 2012 when she faced breast cancer, Sandra turned her focus from teaching to writing as a way of healing. She began volunteering with veterans and cancer patients. As she watched writing help them to transform their lives, she discovered her new passion—sharing the power of their stories and the methods they used to heal their lives.

After researching and writing her upcoming book, The Story You Need to Tell, Sandra founded the Story You Need to Tell Project at Here individuals who want to write or tell their stories can discover life-changing stories and learn the power of reworking and editing their personal life stories with the goal of finding hope, inspiration, and a better way of living.