Dianna Sanchez


Dianna Sanchez, Writer

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Writer Bio

Dianna Sanchez is the not-so-secret identity of Jenise Aminoff, whose superpower is cooking with small children. She is an MIT alumna, graduate of the 1995 Clarion Workshop and Odyssey Online, active member of SCBWI, and former editor at New Myths magazine. Aside from 18 years as a technical and science writer, she has taught science in Boston Public Schools, developed curricula for STEM education, and taught Preschool Chef, a cooking class for children ages 3-5. A Latina geek originally from New Mexico, she now lives in the Boston area with her husband and two daughters.

Writing Style

Mad plotter: I create a plot outline under the full expectation that it will go right out the window the instant the novel can wriggle free of it.

Writing Goal

It is time to get moving on A Pixie's Promise, the sequel to my debut novel, A Witch's Kitchen. I need to have the whole novel completed by the end of the year, and I've only written the first two chapters so far. So my plan is to write one chapter each week of Clarion. But wait! you say. Clarion is six weeks long! Well, I'll be on vacation for the first week, and I am absolutely NOT doing any work while on a cruise ship. That's precious R&R time. But if I'm lucky, I'll do 6 chapters anyway. We shall see.

Fundraising Goal

The overall goal the Write-a-Thon is to have 120 writers raise $15k, which makes my share $125. That's $25/chapter. So I'll ask that: a total of $125 for my five chapters. But I think both my writing and Clarion in general are worth more. If you agree, I encourage you to pledge generously. Update, June 22, 2017: I will MATCH all donations up to $250!!!

writing goal:
5 chapters written


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