Sarah R. Yoffa
Sarah R. Yoffa is a Mechanical Engineer and has been an actual Rocket Scientist but her first love is writing fiction. She abandoned a career in IT Management to pursue her passion for writing. And because she now writes in the romantic suspense genre, let’s just say she enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset and hiking the woods at sunrise, but don’t turn your back on her out there—not if you plan to come back out again!
Sarah was raised in a traditional Jewish home, attending two of the nation’s best Orthodox Hebrew Day Schools (Miamonides and Solomon Schecter, both in Brookline, Massachusetts) while simultaneously attending a Reform Temple her parents helped to found in a suburb west of Boston, Massachusetts. The conflicting instructions of ultra-right-wing Orthodox by day and progressive left-wing Reform by night left Sarah shunning all organized religion for most of her adult life.
She made Aliyah (emigrated to Israel) in 1999, but due to the financial collapse, post 9/11, she returned to the U.S. in the winter of 2002/2003 and immediately began plans for her return to Israel.
Sarah’s dream is to retire to Arad, Israel, where she can get up to watch G*d paint a sunrise over a cup of coffee in the Wadi. There’s no better inspiration for a writer than that Holy Desert and those magical sunrises. Except, of course, the Holy Desert and those magical sunsets.
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Look for Romantic Suspsense books in the "Banbha Series" to be released in 2012.
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- Impressive Bravado
on May 21, 2011
This short story offers a peek into a culture that exists here in America the way it does nowhere else in the world. The horse breeders of Ireland, for instance, are world-famous, but lack that je ne c'est quoi which makes American horse breeding culture so special. That is, "special." Yes, I'm talking about the Horse Whisperer. LOL! Thank you, Kat! You hit the "pet psychic" phenomenon which has swept into American minds square on the head knocking sense into the reader in a humorous way.
Kat also manages to educate readers in the care and upkeep of horses. She just so happened upon my personal favorite breed of horse--the Palamino--but she discusses all sorts of horse breeds and the humans who love them, sometimes to the extreme and always in hilarious ways. The only thing funnier would have been adding a circus pony to the act.
The story is short, sweet and to the point. I can't give it more than a 3-star rating due to some pacing issues and typographical errors, but the ending is a slice of Americana that will leave readers satisified. When she starts to charge for it, it'll be well-worth the 99-cent price!
- Double Dog Dare
on Aug. 23, 2011
Awwww, this story was kind of basic, kind of simple, and even kind of predictable but it was told well enough, sweetly enough and succinctly enough to make me go "awww!" at the end. Thanks!