Sandra Dutton

Sandra Dutton
Photo © Wayne Sheridan

Sandra Dutton is a writer, artist, and playwright who was born in Springfield, Missouri, grew up in Norwood, Ohio, and has lived in California, Kentucky, New York, Maine, and Savannah.

She has published poetry and essays as well as six books for children, including Dear Miss Perfect: A Beast’s Guide to Proper Behavior and Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth. Both of these received starred reviews, and the latter was recommended by the National Center for Science Education.

She also wrote the book and lyrics and designed the scenery for her musical, Just a Matter of Time, which debuted in Times Square, New York, and which she directed at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill to sold-out audiences.

Most recently, Sandra is the author of A Wheelchair that Flies (coming fall 2024), a novel in verse that she illustrated. It features Lily, a newly-minted fairy godmother, and Daniel, a boy in a wheelchair who loves baseball.

Sandra has a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition and a B.A. in fine arts. Her paintings were the subject of a feature story by Beth Logan in Connect Savannah, and she has had one-woman shows at the Taylor Galley and Gallery Espresso in Savannah.

She is married to the writer Wayne Sheridan, and they are happy to make make their home in Savannah.


Sandra Dutton on painting and more, When the Moon Sings, April 6, 2024

Beth Logan, “Sandra Dutton: Energy, Obsessions, and Discoveries,” Connect Savannah September 13, 2022

Books by Sandra Dutton