Born, raised, and educated in New England, this librarian, writer, and mom has published work through N2 Publishing and Overdrive’s Perspectives on Reading. She has also contributed regularly to a readers’ advisory blog and to her Jewish kidlit blog, Sara Safranit.
Sara is a children’s author looking for the right agent, whose breadth of work includes picture books and middle grade novels that frequently contain elements of eeriness and magical realism. Her words have been called “tender” and “heartfelt” and she’s been praised for her nuanced world building and vivid characters.
Sara lives in New Hampshire, where she enjoys tennis, skiing, fooling around on the piano and sax, practicing taekwondo, and anything else she can do to avoid washing the dishes.
Awards and Organizations
Formerly a full time content manager in the music industry, Sara crafted and perfected album content for several GRAMMY-winning and GRAMMY-nominated albums. Before that, as a children’s librarian in New Hampshire, she implemented programs that brought the community together, helping the Wiggin Memorial Library become a 2018 National Medal finalist with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
In recognition of Sara’s community service in librarianship, the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire recognized her with the Shem Tov (Good Name) award in 2017.
Sara has served on the board of trustees for the New Hampshire Writers’ Project and the Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library, and is a member of the Association of Jewish Libraries and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
About Sara’s Work
Saranit, Jewish book blog
Perspectives on Reading, Overdrive
The Byron Society
Wiggin Kids! monthly library column