Knauf, Sandra

Author Sandra Knauf
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Colorado Springs, CO
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(719) 473-9237
Writer and Publisher, Greenwoman Publishing, LLC

Sandra Knauf was born in California and spent most of her childhood in Missouri. She moved to Colorado when she was a teenager and has lived there ever since. She is the publisher and editor of Greenwoman Magazine, a garden writing magazine, which she started in 2010. Her work has appeared in The Denver Post, GreenPrints, Colorado Gardener, and other publications, and she has been a guest commentator on KRCC's "Western Skies" radio show. (KRCC is NPR's southern Colorado affiliate station.) Zera and the Green Man is her first novel. She lives in Colorado Springs with her family, pets, and a big garden.

2002 - First Place, Creative Nonfiction, Paul Gillette Memorial Writing Contest
2005 - Edited book A Taste for Gardening (2004), recipient of the Top National Award from the National Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
2008-2009 - Selected as a Denver Post "Colorado Voices" featured columnist
2011 - Grant award from Pikes Peak Community Foundation for work on Greenwoman magazine
2013 - Microgrant Award from Pikes Peak Arts Council
2015 - Microgrant Award from Pikes Peak Arts Council
2019 - North Street Book Prize Finalist, Please Don't Piss on the Petunias
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Bachelor of Arts, English, 1991
Published Works Book Jackets
Book cover for Fifty Shades of Green edited by Cheri Colburn
Book cover for Please Don't Piss on the Petunias by Sandra Knauf
Book cover for Zera and the Green Man by Sandra Knauf
* Grimy Hands Girls' Club
* Toastmasters
* League of Women Voters
* Peak Peak Art Council
* Green Cities Coalition
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