About

 

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I’m a writer who has bounced from the US to Germany and back again.

My articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic.com,  Time.com, and Bild am Sonntag among other places. My book about how Germans raise self-reliant kids, Achtung Baby, is due out from Picador USA January 2, 2018.

My agent is the fabulous Terra Chalberg of Chalberg & Sussman You can see my full CV on LinkedIn.

I am also a fiction writer. My young adult fantasy novel The First, is currently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I also have two free sci-fi short stories up on Smashwords: Green and The Last Zoo. Check them out.

Contact: post here or email SaraZaskeBlog@gmail.com.

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8 Responses to About

  1. It’s great to have found you. I’m also a writer/teacher and always looking for good books and writers with similar interests.

  2. Gretchen says:

    I’m absolutely loving your book! It’s especially interesting to me as we moved to Germany with kids that are the age yours were when you went back to the states. My daughter is in third grade and my son is in first, and we just moved here in September. I find myself nodding and saying “aha” with each chapter I read (I’m halfway done, after buying it just last night.) We have loved and embraced the freedom and independence we are able to give our children in Germany.

    • sarazaske says:

      Thank you! It’s great to hear you are enjoying the book! Best wishes on your German move. Expat life can be challenging but it is also very rewarding.

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your book and I’m going to have a book reading at my school to educate parents about alternate parenting styles that are liberating. Here is a link to my blog. I wish your children could attend the saracurrydayschool.org which I’ve just started where children decide what they want to learn. Here is my blog. https://eileenjohnson.wordpress.com I’d love to send you my books Emotional Education and The Children’s Bill of Emotional Rights.

  4. sarazaske says:

    Thanks for your reply and your enthusiasm! I’ll check out your school and your blog. Sounds like great work!

  5. Shannon says:

    Just started you book and am loving it. We will be moving to Prenzlauer Berg (Berlin) in July with our 5 & 7 year boys. We‘ve spent the past three summers in Germany and Berlin and can’t wait to embrace a more hands-off parenting style amongst others who share in that belief (the Germans). For me, it will also be a return to the „Fatherland“ as my mom was born there and is half German. I don’t want to say that I‘ve drank the Cool-Aid. I just look forward to taking sips and embracing both my American and the German cultures. Thanks for helping us with our journey!

  6. Maple Leaf says:

    Hi, I am originally from Munich and all you are saying is true I had my parents house key around my neck. Now I have two kids 6 and 4 and am living here in Canada guess what I miss the “German” way a bit because the teachers and so many parents and grandparents are saying exactly the same how wonderful and adventurous their childhood had been! I really would like to go on stage and talk about it.
    Thank you all the best

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