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Sande Boritz Berger's Biography

Member Info

Married to attorney Steven Berger
Apr 2011

 After nearly two decades as a scriptwriter and video/film producer for Fortune 500 companies, Sande Boritz Berger returned to her first passion writing both fiction and non-fiction full time. Her short stories and essays have been published in Every Women Has a Story by Warner Books, Ophelia’s Mom by Crown, and Aunties: Thirty-Five Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother by Ballantine.

Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in The Southampton Review, Confrontation Magazine, and TriQuarterly.

 Sande has completed two novels. A 70's suburban story of a double divorce called "Split-Level", and a family saga entitled "The Sweetness" inspired by true events. The latter was a semi-finalist in Amazon's 2010 Breakthrough Novel Awards. She has taught creative writing as a volunteer at NYU's Medical Center Rusk Institute's pediatric division. Berger has recently completed an MFA in Writing and Literature at Stony Brook Southampton College.

Influences

The Writer's Voice in NYC
Stony Brook Southampton College Writers MFA program
International Women's Writing Group

Teachers: Frank McCourt, Roger Rosenblatt, Matt Klam, Meg Wolitzer,
Elizabeth Strout, Kaylie Jones and Lou Ann Walker....My wonderful college professor Harry Bloom, who read my first short story aloud and nearly made me fall off my chair. I was hooked.

Upcoming Works

Between searching for an agent to represent my two novels and sending out essays and stories with hopes for publication, I have begun a memoir...a coming of age story about what it was like growing up in a house with three men and a mother who catered to them in the 1950's.

Agents

Seeking representation

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Interests & Hobbies

Music, Dance, Photography, Reading

Theatre, Food, and Chocolate.