Sandra Moranwas born December 20, 1968 in Topeka. Sandra grew up in Dover and graduated from Mission Valley High School in 1987. She held three degrees from the University of Kansas; a BS in Journalism, an MA in Public Administration and an MS in Anthropology.
Sandra was an author and assistant adjunct professor of anthropology at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.
A native Kansan, she worked professionally as a newspaper journalist, a political speech writer, and an archaeological tour manager. In her novels, she strived to create flawed characters struggling to find themselves within the cultural constructs of gender, religion and sexuality.
In the Fall of 2015, Sandra learned that she had Stage 4 cancer. On November 7, 2015, she passed away surrounded by family and friends.