Sandra Gurvis is the author of 17 commercially published books and hundreds of magazine articles. Her titles include DAY TRIPS FROM COLUMBUS, 3rd ed.; OHIO CURIOSITIES, 2nd ed.; CAREERS FOR NONCONFORMISTS, which was a selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club; AMERICA’S STRANGEST MUSEUMS, 2nd ed.; and more. A major aspect of her work focuses on social change, particularly the Vietnam protests and their aftereffects.
Her novel, THE PIPE DREAMERS (Olmstead), reissued in 2019 by Hydra in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the campus Vietnam protests during the 1969-70 school year and the May 4, 1970 tragedy at Kent State, is a fictional exploration of that time period mostly set in the small college town of Hampton, Ohio.
Her nonfiction title, WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWER CHILDREN GONE? (University Press of Mississippi) delves into all facets of the Vietnam era, from tracking the student protest and conservative movements to comparing the controversy surrounding Vietnam and the Middle East.
Her newest nonfiction titles are MYTHS AND MYSTERIES OF OHIO (Globe Pequot), her second novel, COUNTRY CLUB WIVES (Hydra) and a collection of essays and shorter works, CONFESSIONS OF A CRAZY CAT LADY AND OTHER POSSIBLY DEMENTED MEANDERINGS (Hydra). COUNTRY CLUB WIVES was also optioned as television series by Insight Productions out of Toronto, Canada and her biography, PARIS HILTON (Greenwood) has been translated into Chinese. Her most recent projects are 111 PLACES IN COLUMBUS THAT YOU MUST NOT MISS (Emons) and LIFE DURING WARTIME: LESSONS FROM MY SON’S ADDICTION. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.