Much sought-after author, motivational speaker, and writing instructor, Sabiston has published books, essays, short stories, articles, fillers, and interviews. Her work has appeared in the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, New York Times/Asbury Park Press Edition, Small Press magazine, The Greensboro Daily News, NPR Online, and The Southern Poetry Review, as well as in other numerous media outlets. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pat-sabiston-89b43964

Most recently, Pat was extremely honored to receive recognition in the international 2015 WRITER’S DIGEST Writing Competition for her inspirational essay “The New Legend of the Sand Dollar.” In addition, her inspiring essay “When God Calls, It’s Never a Wrong Number,” appears in the TEARS to TRIUMPH: Tales of Transformation through Jesus Christ anthology, published by Beauty From Ashes Press.

Sabiston is an adjunct professor at Gulf Coast State College, where she teaches others how to write their life stories and capture them in memoir, autobiography, or other genres.

From May 1998 – May 2006, Pat was Executive Director of The Publishers Association of the South, a trade association of independent book publishers in the southeast United States. During her tenure, she did numerous articles on the book publishing for Small Press magazine.

Pat has recently completed her first novel and her children’s book was published in 2020.

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“Pat is a creative visionary with a heart that continues to make a difference in the world. It is more than her writing that makes it a privilege to recommend Pat Sabiston, it is her love of writing and the joy she shares that I know will inspire thousands of people.”

Allyson Lewis, Founder, The 7 Minute Life

Writer, Speaker, Executive Coach, THE 7 MINUTE SOLUTION (Simon & Schuster, 2011)

“Pat has a very authentic way of handling faith and life. Her writing draws people to Christ, and I would be very comfortable recommending her work to anyone.”
Beverly Lewis

Beverly Speaks/Business Coach, WIN FROM WITHIN: The Heart of Success & Significance

“Pat Sabiston is passionate about writing. She engages the writer/learner in an atmosphere of trust and awakens self-discovery with her good natured, but very pointed prodding! Most of all she approaches her students as fellow writers.”
Stefanie Swindle Gall

Former Superintendent of Schools, Bay County School District