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Sofiya Pasternack
This 2020, Sofiya Pasternack is mentoring Middle Grade
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Sofiya Pasternack
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Sofiya Pasternack grew up surrounded by goats, and as an adult pets the neighbor’s goats through the fence even though she probably shouldn’t. When she’s not working at the hospital, she can be found enjoying Utah’s wild places, teaching her kids to make challah, and defending nice dragons. She should definitely be studying right now. Her debut middle grade fantasy, ANYA AND THE DRAGON, was awarded the Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor for Middle Grade. The sequel, ANYA AND THE NIGHTINGALE, will be out November 10th, 2020!

Rena Rossner
Deborah Harris Agency

Other Published Works

Anya and the Dragon (HMH Versify, September 2019)

Favorite Books

The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
A Wolf For A Spell by Karah Sutton
The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

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