About Me

I’m an American writer who is currently living in Israel. I came here, in part, to finish writing my first novel which is about a woman who starts remembering her past life 4,000 years ago in the Land of Canaan (ancient Israel). A feeling of spiritual urgency that kept me working on the novel through hardships, is that I feel the start of monotheism - when the revered spiritual icons of Judaism, Christianity and Islam were in one tribe -  needs to be explored and acknowledged. 

I've been nominated for Pushcarts, earned an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, and recently won a grant from the Israeli Ministry of Culture’s Committee for Exceptional Artists. My novel (finished now, but not yet published) is represented by Rena Rossner of the Deborah Harris Agency (Jerusalem), which represents the top writers in the Mideast from every religion and tribe: Jewish, Christian, Bahai, Druze etc. 

I'm almost finished writing my second novel, which is about a sex-trafficked teen in Berkeley, CA. 

I love reading, writing, pretty much every animal I meet, vermiculture, bees, chocolate, popcorn, pinot grigio and three garlic-stuffed-olive martinis, not in that order.

Check me out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SariWrites
Check me out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SariFriedmanMFA


  1. Sari, Sending wishes for a sweet and easy 5776 from Napa Valley. Just came across your space.
    All things good at CBS. Napa Valley has no rain but several fires in the next county. Since you left the valley: more restaurants, more traffic, more people and more wineries. However, still lovely up valley along the Silverado Trail. Best to you and your son. Zoe Stein

  2. Sari, When I am on here and see something you have written about your experiences in Israel it has just touched my soul. The way you describe everything it feels as if I am there with you. I can see, feel, and smell so vividly the things you talk about. I really do look forward to your posts. Your writing is beautiful and I feel so privileged to be your friend and get to read your fascinating writings. I love all of your posts and the work you do, but the things you have written about since you have been in Israel are so very special. Thank you for letting me be a part of that. It was so nice to run across your blog and learn a bit more about you and your work. Good luck to you and I look forward to following you and reading more of your exquisite words.

  3. I have been thinking of you, Sari, and was deeply touched by your most recent blog ("Never Again..."). Thank you for putting your experiences in writing for us.

  4. Only you Sari can describe such horror with such beauty, humanity and clarity of moral vision. I am awed by your insight, integrity and artful description of both the majesty and the sludge of the human soul as Israelis tragically understand. Bless you my distant yet dear friend. I hug and comfort you from way over here. Stay safe. The world needs you.

  5. My dear sister, your writing is what alows me to connect my heart and intellect. your writing (ART) is the written word allowing many around you to move past just surviving and enter true living.

  6. Great article...thinking of you always with love and light:)

  7. Dear Sari,

    The idea of writing a novel about a woman who can see 4000 years into the past is brilliant! And if this novel is based on profound research, it can be a significant contribution to our nation and history, particularly in these days.

    Although I hold a PhD in biblical studies and wrote a book, I'm not a novelist. But I do have the ability to appreciate a good novel about the biblical heroes. From what I know about your book, I got the impression that you wrote a great one, which I would love to read.

    I wish you all the best, and hope that your book will contribute to the bible and be a great success.

    Liora Ravid
    PhD in biblical studies

  8. Nice post Sari! Yor blog contains a lot of tips and will help to enhance your author experience and become better writer. I wish you to become a famouse American writer one day!!! Good luck! : )

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