Sara Zaske


Sara Zaske is an American writer who lived in Berlin for six and a half years. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The, and among other places. In addition to her young adult fantasy novel THE FIRST, she is the author of the book ACHTUNG BABY: AN AMERICAN MOM ON THE GERMAN ART OF RAISING SELF-RELIANT CHILDREN published by Picador in January 2018. She now lives in Idaho with her husband and two children.

Where to find Sara Zaske online


The Last Zoo, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In a not-so-different future, an old zoo tended by a single janitor stands nearly empty and peaceful until a new intern arrives. He creates a few strange exhibits and shifts a paradigm or two in the process.
Green, A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.13 from 8 reviews)
An off-world trader and a green civil rights activist walk into a trendy restaurant on a desert planet... This unusual and provocative short story by Sara Zaske was shortlisted for The Reader's 2012 Short Story competition.
The First
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 58,920. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.14 from 7 reviews)
Cassie Craig is not the chosen one. Not even close. She’s just an ordinary 15-year-old girl whose curiosity leads her to make a strange new friend, Violet. But Violet is more than just a little weird. She comes from a group of people who were here on earth long before us. Powerful people. And they aren’t exactly happy with the way humans have been treating their planet...

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