Sandra Ebejer

Sandra Ebejer is a freelance entertainment journalist living in upstate New York with her husband, son, and two cats who haven’t figured out how to get along. She is a Senior Contributor to Shondaland, and has also had work published in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Real Simple,  Writer’s Digest Magazine, Next Avenue, Greatist, FLOOD Magazine, and AARP, among others. She has interviewed a number of authors and artists; among them, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Paris Hilton, Diane Keaton, Carl Bernstein, Jennifer Grey, Selma Blair, Minnie Driver, Ani DiFranco, Bob Odenkirk, Brian Cox, Julianna Margulies, Hayley Mills, Tom Morello, Andrew McCarthy, and David Duchovny. She occasionally writes short fiction, and her short story “The Date” was selected by Across the Margin for its Best Fiction of 2020 list. Prior to freelance writing, Sandra worked as a full-time arts fundraiser, most recently serving as the Director of Foundation & Government Relations at the American Film Institute.

info Subjects


Arts & Culture


Interviews with celebrities and authors

notepad Skills

  • Blog posts
  • Editing
  • Essays
  • Feature writing
  • Q&A
  • Project management
  • Profiles
  • Articles
  • Media relations

notepad Writing Credits

Shondaland, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Greatist, Real Simple, SFGate, FLOOD Magazine, Next Avenue, AARP, Writer’s Digest Magazine, Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog.

Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.


Melissa Gilbert Goes 'Back to the Prairie'

An interview with ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star Melissa Gilbert about her new memoir and embracing life’s twists and turns in middle age.


Diane Keaton's Fondness for the Unexpected

An interview with Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton about her visual autobiography "Saved: My Picture World."


Carl Bernstein Chases History

An exclusive interview with legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein about his memoir, his early years of reporting, and the ever-changing media landscape.


Marc Maron Doesn't Want to Be Negative, But...

An interview with comedian Marc Maron about podcasting, the state of stand-up, and his first HBO special.


Ani Di Franco: The Songwriter on Her Debut Picture Book

An interview with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ani Di Franco about her first picture book, The Knowing. A shorter version of this interview was published in the March/April 2023 issue of Writer's Digest.


The Many Facets of Paris Hilton

A profile of influencer and hotel heiress Paris Hilton in advance of her memoir.


Author Dennis Lehane on ‘Small Mercies’: “My Job Is Not to Write to Your Safe Space”

An interview with best-selling author and Boston native Denis Lehane about his latest book, “Small Mercies,” and a dark chapter in his hometown’s history.


From ‘The Wire’ to Marvel’s ‘Blade,’ Debi Young Leads With Love

A profile of legendary makeup artist Debi Young ("The Wire," "Treme," "Mare of Easttown") with additional quotes provided by actor Wendell Pierce.


Andrew McCarthy’s Never-Ending Wanderlust

An interview with actor and best-selling writer Andrew McCarthy about his book “Walking With Sam,” a travel memoir recounting his trek across Spain with his son Sam McCarthy.


Elizabeth Warren on Her New Book, 'Pinkie Promises'

An interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren about her children's book, which she wrote to empower and inspire little girls.


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