About Sallie Crotty
Out of the Ashes: A Story of Recovery and Hope is educator Sallie Crotty’s first book. Previously she has published poems, personal essays, and articles in The Dairy Hollow Echo (an anthology of best selections from The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow’s eMerge); The Drabble; eMerge; Resources to Recover (an online resource for people living with mental illness); The Menninger Clinic’s Annual Fund 2016 publication; Texas Jewish Post; and Capitalines. The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference selected her writing for workshop three times, and in 2018 The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow awarded her a residency. In 2018 Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) selected her to tell part of her story to an audience of nearly 400 people, with the performance later shared on YouTube.
Sallie has served as a middle school English teacher and private writing tutor for numerous students. Known for her creative lessons and individual attention, Sallie uses a writing and reading workshop approach.
Sallie holds a B.A. in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, an Ed.M. from Harvard University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, with a concentration in Poetry, from Queens University of Charlotte.
Since 2019 Sallie, a native Texan, has lived in Seattle with her husband. They have two young adult children. She is working on a poetry collection.