Sally S. Nalbor is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in numerous national, regional and local publications, including the Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, Catholic Digest, Mature Lifestyles, Ideals, Dogwood Tales, and Chicken Soup For Every Mom’s Soul. In 2007, her story, “A Good Solid Roof, won first place in Shore magazine’s short story contest. Sally is also a three-time winner of Midwest Writers’ Manny Award. She has completed a collection of stories, Missing Children, and a memoir, Our Hearts Went Boom.
Sally received a B.A. degree in journalism from Creighton University and a J.D. degree from the Creighton University School of Law. Following a career in law during which she served as a deputy county felony prosecutor, a private practitioner and a juvenile court magistrate, she earned a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Columbia College Chicago.
She’s served as a feature writer, correspondent, essayist and editorial feature writer for newspapers in Northwest Indiana and was also the associate editor of the Armour Swift-Eckrich Quality Times, a Chicago area company newsletter. She has taught writing and criminal justice at Purdue University Calumet, where she served as editor of the university’s fine arts annual Skylark. Sally also co-edited and contributed to Catena, an anthology of Indiana writers. One year, she acted as public relations director for the Lake County Fair in Crown Point, Indiana, where she lives.
Involved in her community, Sally has served on the board of directors of the Crown Point Community Foundation and the Crown Point Community Library board of trustees. She’s a member of the Prairie Writers Guild as well as P.E.O., an international philanthropic sorority. She and her husband Allan are parents of a grown son, Daniel.