“Anastasia is elegant, honest, and passionate about telling the hardest stories to tell.”
—Janey Williams, creator of the podcast This Happened.
Anastasia Zadeik is a writer, editor, and storyteller. After graduating summa cum laude from Smith College with a degree in psychology, she had an international career in neuropsychological research while raising her children. She now serves as Director of Operations for the San Diego Writers Festival and as a board member for the literary nonprofit So Say We All.
Anastasia lives in San Diego, where her home network is aptly called Sunny & 70. When she isn’t reading or writing, you can find her hiking, biking, swimming, practicing yoga, or hanging out with her husband, Tom, and their empty-nest rescue dog, Charlie.
A frequent performer of narrative non-fiction in a hushed bar (check out the video page), her work has appeared in the San Diego Decameron Project, Literary Vine Review, and the award-winning anthology, Shaking the Tree: Short. Brazen. Memoir.
Blurred Fates is her first novel.
Trapped by the Unspoken: Trauma, Secrets, Lies, and the Psychological Thriller
Karla Peterson column: Mission Hills Author Anastasia Zadeik Believes Secrets are for Spilling
Talking with host, Mike Carlon, aboutfamily lore, The Brady Bunch, and movie scores, with a little advice thrown in.
Andrea Naverson on the launch of Blurred Fates and the vibrant writing community in San Diego
3 Things I Learned about Storytelling (and Life) From Performing Narrative Nonfiction
Talking with host, Jeniffer Thompson, about writing what. you know, chemistry, and the oddest job I've ever had.
A Flash of Joy and a Little Bit of Wonder
Talking with host, Julia Daily, about inspiration, wisdom, and embracing life.
5 Things You Need to Be a Successful Author or Writer
Interview about Blurred Fates, memory, nature v nurture, choosing a title, and surprising endings.
Putting Pride Aside
All about Blurred Fates and what makes it a great book club read