I am a Bay Area author who frequently explores health and resilience in the face of challenge. My first novel, Call Me Obie, a young adult medical sci fi story, debuted this winter via Liminal Press. I hope you enjoy my work. Thank you for visiting.
Ateret Haselkorn writes fiction and poetry. Her novel, Call Me Obie, debuted in winter 2022. She is the winner of the 2014 Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest (adult category). Her first children’s story was published as a finalist in the 2020 “Science Me a Story” contest of the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom. Her work has been published in Spank the Carp, Hektoen International, the Journal of Emergency Nursing, Lamplit Underground, CHEST Journal, Sixfold, Corvus Review, Fiction on the Web, Anti-Heroin Chic, Literally Stories, Scarlet Leaf Review, Mused Literary Review, and Page & Spine. She is a member of the Novella Writer’s Group. Twitter and Instagram: [at]AteretHaselkorn.
Fifteen-year-old Obie hates the word “artificial.” It has to be the Most Misunderstood Word of the Year 2100. The media puts it in front of anything. They started with artificial intelligence and now it goes with housing, law enforcement, and in Obie’s case, her heart.
Call Me Obie explores the future of discrimination and the timeless power of empathy and forgiveness, with a few comedic mishaps along the way. It is the tale of one young woman’s coming-of-age in a future where nearly anything is medically possible and society must ask: When technology can modify humans, who gets to decide how?
CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians)
Volume 154, Issue 2, 450
Finalist - 2020 Science Me a Story Competition
Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom and the University of Liverpool
Published March 2021
I'd love to hear from you (if you'd like to get in touch regarding the healthcare industry, please use LinkedIn).
Additional Content and Recommended Reading
2022 VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR
I had the pleasure of being hosted by eight websites, each of which asked me thought-provoking questions. These can be read on All The Ups and Downs, Sandra's Book Club, Fabulous and Brunette, Literary Gold, Books in the Hall, Westveil Publishing, Hope. Dreams. Life...Love, and Travel the Ages. I'd like to thank each of these for having me.
Brief reviews of books I've enjoyed - mostly SF and books on the craft of writing.
BOOKS AND POETRY I HOPE YOU ENJOY
Isabelle Allende: The House Of The Spirits
Nicholson Baker: A Box Of Matches
TC Boyle: The Terranauts: A Novel
Joshua Ferris: Then We Came To The End
Neil Gaiman: The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
James Herriot: All Creatures Great And Small
Stephen King: The Dark Tower Series and Different Seasons
China Mieville: Un Lun Dun
Jose Saramago: Blindness
Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven
Yehuda Amichai, Eaven Boland, Meg Freitag, Jim Harrison, Bob Hicok, Michael McGriff, Pablo Neruda, Boomer Pinches, Cat Richardson, Richard Wilbur
THE SETUP MARCH 2019
I had the pleasure of reading a shorter version of Mittelschmerz at The SetUp in San Francisco.
If you prefer to read the PDF, please turn to page 34.
ASWG 2016 LITCRAWL READING
The Alabama Street Writer's Group had the pleasure of reading at LitCrawl, part of the Litquake Festival. Thank you, City Art Gallery, for hosting.