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Sofiya Pasternack
This 2021, Sofiya Pasternack is mentoring Middle Grade
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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 debut novel ANYA AND THE DRAGON won the Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor for Middle Grade, and her follow-up ANYA AND THE NIGHTINGALE won the STBA Honor for Middle Grade, was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and was selected as a BookRiot Best Children’s Book of 2020!

Rena Rossner
Deborah Harris Literary Agency

Other Published Works

Anya and the Dragon (HMH Versify, September 2019)

Favorite Books

20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea by Jules Verne
The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Recipe for Disaster by Aimee Lucido
A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton

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