sari ellen


Creative Non-Fiction


San Francisco Chronicle

Berkeley Daily Planet


Book Reviews in "Arrival" and "Berkeley Daily Planet"

Feature article in "Our Animals" (under the pen name "Sarah Rose")

Science features in "Genetic Engineering News"


"My Neighbor's Cough" and other blogs are reprinted in Huffpo Canada, the Times of Israel, etc. 

An audio version of "My Neighbor's Cough" starts at 9:10 in on TLV1's Podcast WhyWhyWhy

My Guest Writer Blog "With Love" has appeared on the writer Gila Green's site


Winner of the Israeli Ministry of Culture "Exceptional Artist" Grants

Nominated for Pushcarts

Nominated for the G.E. Younger Writers Award

Merit Fellowship to Summer Literary Semester in Montreal

BSW’s Editor’s Choice Award

Merit Fellowship to Columbia University, School of the Arts, Graduate Writing Division

Winning Short Story in O. Henry Festival Stories

First Prize in Fiction, New Voice Award, The Writer’s Voice

Writing for Hire

Wrote for Purisys, Inc., Shearson American Express, Payne Webber and other scientific, business, computing,

entertainment, social justice and philanthropic orgs. Created user guides, manuals, package copy, proposals, books and booklets re: drinking water, formaldehyde, radon, toxic metals in paint, asbestos etc.


Return of Conan the Barbarian (wrote and sold original screenplay, but mine was not produced)

The Art of Love (wrote and sold original screenplay)


MFA in Fiction, Columbia University, NYC

Supported by a merit-based fellowship, earned honors.