About Sally Wiener Grotta

Sally Wiener Grotta is the consummate storyteller, reflecting her deep humanism and appreciation for the poignancy of life. With her wide-ranging knowledge, and her lively, personable style, Sally inspires her audiences to tap into their own creativity, to ask themselves questions they might not have considered previously, and to seek new solutions together.

Sally is an award-winning journalist, author and speaker, who has traveled on assignment to all seven continents (including three times in Antarctica) and many exotic islands (such as Papua New Guinea and Devilís Island). Having experienced and written about a wide diversity of cultures and traditions, Sally flavors her presentations with fascinating and relevant anecdotes plus a healthy dose of common sense. Her audiences find themselves captivated and thoroughly entertained, while being drawn into meaningful open, honest discussions about creative thinking and the nature of bias and prejudice. She has appeared throughout North America at a wide variety of venues, including schools and universities, corporate meetings and non-profit organizations, conferences and trade shows, book clubs and libraries, as well as on radio and TV.

Sally is the author of numerous books including the novels The Winter Boy (a 2015 Locus Award nominee) and Jo Joe (a Jewish Book Council Network Book). Her many hundreds of essays, stories and reviews have appeared in scores of magazines and journals, including Parade, Lear's Magazine, The Robb Report, American Heritage, Islands, Popular Science, San Francisco Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, PC Magazine, Womanís Day, and many others. Sally is also known for her fine arts photography project American Hands, for which she has received scores of grants to mount dozens of exhibits.

Sally divides her time between New York, Philadelphia and her home in the beautiful Pocono Mountains.