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Sofiya Pasternack

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Sofiya Pasternack is a mental health professional, the highly-distractible author of Jewish MG and YA fantasy, and prone to oversharing gross medical stories. She enjoys speaking to crowds about writing and mental health. She does not enjoy running but she does it anyway. She is actually a gremlin in a bad wig.

Her upcoming middle grade fantasy, BLACK BIRD, BLUE ROAD, is all about death, demons, and dessert. It will be available 9/20/22!

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Sofiya Pasternack Yay, I'm so happy that you liked it! Yes, there's a sequel. ^_^ It's called ANYA AND THE NIGHTINGALE, and it will be released in Fall 2020!…moreYay, I'm so happy that you liked it! Yes, there's a sequel. ^_^ It's called ANYA AND THE NIGHTINGALE, and it will be released in Fall 2020!(less)
Sofiya Pasternack I'm a morning person so when I write in the morning I'm generally thinking more clearly. Grab me some coffee and get going before anyone else wakes up…moreI'm a morning person so when I write in the morning I'm generally thinking more clearly. Grab me some coffee and get going before anyone else wakes up. Ah! Perfection!(less)
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The Story Behind How I Started Writing

I grew up kind of out in the middle of nowhere. My parents wanted to have a goodly amount of property, so we had 11 acres adjacent to a State Park. Neighbors that were within driving distance but not easily walking distance. My bus ride to school was 2 hours or so.

I had a lot of animal friends, like a Disney princess. Except instead of singing to chickens to get them to dance or lay more eggs or w Read more of this blog post »
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MORE COOL BOOK NEWS! Black Bird, Blue Road got its SECOND STAR!!!!!! This one is from Publishers Weekly, and yeah I'm still just in awe about it. Heck I'm still in awe about the Kirkus star, and now here comes another one. 😱 👀 Here's the
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"There are a fair number of middle grade books about grief, but not death itself. Kuddos to Sofiya Pasternack for writing about this topic so beautifully and engagingly for this audience."
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"Nice adventure story, with a good lesson and a historical look in a culture many readers will not be familiar with. Just not my personal cup of tea, although I found the ending beautiful."
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" The recipe that Ziva and Pesah try to make at the beginning of the book is a real recipe recovered from Viking Age Scandinavia that was able to succes ...more "
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MORE COOL BOOK NEWS! Black Bird, Blue Road got its SECOND STAR!!!!!! This one is from Publishers Weekly, and yeah I'm still just in awe about it. Heck I'm still in awe about the Kirkus star, and now here comes another one. 😱 👀 Here's the
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MORE COOL BOOK NEWS! Black Bird, Blue Road got its SECOND STAR!!!!!! This one is from Publishers Weekly, and yeah I'm still just in awe about it. Heck I'm still in awe about the Kirkus star, and now here comes another one. 😱 👀 Here's the
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MORE COOL BOOK NEWS! Black Bird, Blue Road got its SECOND STAR!!!!!! This one is from Publishers Weekly, and yeah I'm still just in awe about it. Heck I'm still in awe about the Kirkus star, and now here comes another one. 😱 👀 Here's the
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Thank you so much, Catalina! I'm really glad you liked my books. <3 There isn't a third Anya book at this moment, but I have a book about a different girl coming out this September. No dragons in that one, but there are other fantasy creatures that y See Full Answer
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“The greatest magic in the world is an open mind.”
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“Tears burned the corners of her eyes, and Anya hurried out of the kitchen before she lost her composure altogether. She let herself cry about Papa only in front of the goats, because they didn’t try to comfort her or tell her it was okay or offer her false hope about his safe return.”
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“All magic is connected to the magic of fate,” Yedsha said. “Manipulation of the right magic in the right way could alter the trajectory of fate magic ever so slightly, and cause far- reaching changes. Only fools can interact with fate magic directly, and only by accident.”
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