Sandra Moran

Friends, it is with a broken heart that I inform you that we have lost beloved writer, colleague, friend, teacher, and joyful beacon Sandra Moran.

As some of you may know, Sandra was diagnosed with a horrifically aggressive cancer in October. So aggressive that there was nothing that could be done.

According to her dear friend and fellow writer Ann McMan, Sandra passed peacefully last night, November 7th, in the arms of her wife.

We here at Women and Words are absolutely devastated by this loss, as so many of us in her community are. Sandra’s supporters are global, and we all share grief during this time. We are keeping her, her wife, and her family and friends in our thoughts and, as Ann stated so eloquently, we will honor her by going forward in love, joy, and a celebration of the life and literature she cherished.

Photo by Julia Larberg, Campus Ledger
Sandra Moran. 12/20/1968-11/7/2015. Photo by Julia Larberg, Campus Ledger


  1. Please pass on my deepest condolences to her wife and family…it’s a tragedy when anyone dies so young….but to have it happen so very quickly is more painful for those left behind..wondering just how this could happen to such a beautiful person. May her spirit rest in peace and may her family take comfort that she didn’t suffer long with her illness.


  2. I only knew Sandra through her blogs on this site… But, I will never hear the words “Three things because there are always three things” without thinking of her! So, so, so sorry for your loss…


  3. My sincere condolences. I haven’t read anything written by Sandra. So many women writing good stories… I will now. Not only to honor her legacy, but because I intended to do so anyway. Maybe she’ll like that. Have a wonderful journey! Thank you


  4. I’m still in shock but I can now at least say rest peacefully my dear friend . You were,no, are so loved by so many. I loved you and barely knew you, just that smile and your kindness. I will never forget either. To Cheryl , you were so lucky to have had her and I know she will never really leave you. Thank you for sharing Sandra with us . Travel well my friend, see you on the other side.


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