Sandy Ebner lives and writes in Northern California. Her essays have been published or are forthcoming in the San Francisco ChronicleConnotation Press: An Online ArtifactDead Mule School of Southern LiteratureThe Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and other publications. She writes about a wide variety of topics, but is most interested in social and cultural differences and how they influence our lives.

Her essay, “The Clothes I Was Wearing,” was named a finalist in both the 2012 Press 53 Open Awards and the 2012 Glass Woman Prize, in addition to being nominated by Connotation Press for a Pushcart Prize. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from California State University, and is an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She is working on her first novel.

Her My Other Ex essay “Jesse Lee” was written after she realized that her own selfishness — rather than Jesse’s — had contributed to the deterioration of their long friendship. The friendship was renewed not long before Jesse’s death earlier this year. Due to the subject matter of the piece, all names except for the author’s have been changed.

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