My name is Sara Fredman and I’m a writer living in St. Louis. You can read some of my writing and interviews here. I became a parent shortly before I needed to start writing my PhD dissertation. At the time, I was desperate to hear from people who had successfully produced a significant body of writing while also, you know, producing an actual human body and continuing to keep it alive. Nine years and three pregnancies later, I’m still obsessed with hearing the granular details of how people get words on the page while parenting.

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Four kids and one PhD. Writing in the Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post, and the LA Review of Books, among other outlets.