• 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. Her debut novel ANYA AND THE DRAGON is kind of about Jewish farm girl Anya, and kind of about a dragon, but is mostly about Anya’s favorite goat, Zvezda. 

    Zvezda single-handedly led to ANYA AND THE DRAGON taking the Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor for Middle Grade.


  • I love educating, whether it’s about history, psychology, the writing process, or how to bake awesome challah! Check out my speaker profile for more information!

    I have a series on YouTube called Character Therapy, where I use real psychotherapy techniques to develop amazing characters!

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